Customer Specific Materials
If a very specific or exotic material needs to be processed, even the smallest quantities (>20g) are enough to produce first prototypes. The material can be provided in any shape, even as a recycled part.
Whether polypropylene or PEEK, Injex has already processed all common thermoplastics. If we do not have the right material in stock, we are happy to source it from our network of suppliers.
Elastic materials are often indispensable for technical applications and assemblies. Injex offers a wide range of RTV silicones and thermoplastic elastomers in a variety of Shore hardnesses and colors.
Silicones and Elastomers
Powder injection molding enables the processing of metals and ceramics. A mixture of the respective powder and wax is injection molded. In an additional step the part is sintered, forming a solid and dense component.
Ceramics and Metals
The additive manufacturing of the injection molding tools reduces both the costs and the lead times of the production. A dimensionally stable and temperature-resistant material is used, which also achieves a high surface quality.
Agile Injection System
A compact injection molding system, which was developed in-house from scratch, allows for quick tool and material changes. This significantly reduces set-up times and provides a high degree of flexibility.
The focus on fast production and reduction of the initial effort enables the production of injection molding prototypes and small batches within two to five working days.
The manufacturing process developed by Injex is particularly suitable for small series up to about 100 pieces. However, even smaller series of five to ten pieces can already be produced economically. Larger series are feasible as well.
Complexity and Undercuts
Our manufacturing process is mainly limited by the shot weight of the components. The upper limit, depending on the processing temperature, is a maximum of five grams and is less than one gram for high-performance thermoplastics.
To ensure a clean demolding, the components to be manufactured require a draft angle of at least one degree. For special applications this can be dispensed with (e.g. for gears).
Extremely flexible tooling concepts allow for the realization of complex geometries and undercuts, using sliders and manual inserts. Otherwise, comparable design guidelines apply as with classic injection molding.