Our Molding Process
Octex employs scientific injection molding, a disciplined approach to determine and control optimum plastic injection molding process parameters. The result: Consistent, high quality plastic parts for a wide range of industry applications, faster, and more cost effective.
Scientific injection molding establishes consistent, repeatable, data driven molding process parameters. From material selection, optimizing part design, tooling, and process development, Octex systematically eliminates variables that can cause defective or low quality parts.
Scientific Process Development
Optimized Plastic Part Design
Precise Tooling Design
SCIENTIFIC INJECTION MOLDING
We monitor every stage of the injection molding process to ensure the highest quality plastic parts for our partners and customers. Process parameters controlled in scientific injection molding include:
Optimized Part Design
Mold Design & Manufacturability
Repeatable, Consistent Process
Quality Procedures & Workflow
Parametric Analysis (Pressure, Fluid Mechanics & Mold Flow, Temperature)
Scientific injection molding allows us to be proactive and mitigate risk before problems occur. Automated software and statistical process control tools provide real-time process feedback.
Benchmark elements of Scientific Process Development include:
First-stage fill uses velocity control to inject with minimal velocity steps
Second-stage packing pressure must be high enough to finish filling the cavity plus compensate for material shrinkage during cooling
Decompression must be used prior to screw recovery in order to relieve packing pressure
With nearly 200 different raw materials in inventory, we have spent over 25 years refining the art of process technology in commodity and engineering grade resins including PP, PE, PEI, PS, PEEK, POM, PET, PPE, PPS, Nylon & Glass filled Polyamides, Tritan Copolyester, and many others. If you're considering alternative materials, metal-to-plastic conversion, or need recommendations for specific applications, we can help.
OUR CORE SERVICES
Contract manufacturing for plastic injection molding. Machines from 15 - 400t with annual volume capacity of 500 million. Assembly, automation, sterile packaging, and distribution.
NIST Traceable, ISO Certified Class 8 cleanroom manufacturing. Modular cleanroom and whiteroom molding. EAOT, automation, assembly, packaging, and delivery.
Advanced solutions for micro medical and consumer molding. Class 6 self-contained clean room. Small to micro parts in a large selection of engineering grade resins.
markets we serve
From surgical tools, disposables, drug delivery systems, instruments, diagnostics, and engineering R&D, Octex specializes in the contract manufacture of MD&D. Our goal is to reduce the cost of global healthcare and improve patient outcomes — and we accomplish this daily.
Octex has built a reputation on problem solving and addressing some of the most challenging areas in industrial product manufacturing. From alternative materials, DFM, and full assembly, bring us your product or idea and we will help you get it to the market faster and more cost effectively.
HIGH END CONSUMER
For more than 25 years, Octex has been a prime supplier to some of the world's best-known premium brands. Our forward thinking culture, constant innovation, and unwavering precision have made us the choice to deliver premium quality products to the most demanding retail markets.
DEFENSE & AEROSPACE
Octex Special Access Programs provide R&D and cutting-edge solutions for a broad range of defense and aerospace applications including materials, reverse engineering, prototyping, production ready additive manufacturing, accelerated part qualification, and metal-to-plastic conversion.
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