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How do I know which plastics manufacturing process to use to turn my idea into a product?


We are often asked, “how do I know which plastics manufacturing process to use to turn my idea into a product?”


There can be multiple options but usually only one is best.


API offers two plastics manufacturing processes: rotational molding and injection molding.


What’s the difference?


Rotational molding tends to have these characteristics:


Bigger parts

Hollow parts

Lower volume runs

Longer cycle times

Cheaper mold costs

Higher part prices

Limited material selection


Injection molding characteristics include:


Smaller parts

Solid parts

High volume runs

Short cycle times

Higher mold costs

Cheaper part prices

Diverse material selection


Tired of being fed a “bill of goods?”. Feel like you are being directed to a process that may or may not be the best solution?


API prides itself on being a solutions provider. We will visit with you about your idea and offer the right solution whether it means we get the work or not. This provides our customers with the confidence of knowing it’s not about the sale, it’s about what’s best for you.


Jeremy Williams


API - Solutions in Plastics




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