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Injection moulding -

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Injection moulding

Many of the mould tools we run in our moulding machines have complex cores which operate in a plane 90 degrees to the tool opening plane.

Injection moulding is the process of injecting molten thermoplastic polymer into a cavity in a hardened steel mould tool which opens on a split line (following rapid cooling) to reveal a plastic moulding.

Typically this process is used to produce plastic mouldings where the relatively high tooling cost can be justified by low unit costs and tolerances which cannot be achieved by other moulding processes.

At AKI, we specialise in the production of demanding customer products which may require any combination of close tolerances, aesthetic external finishes and engineering polymers coloured to a match specification.

Our current machine line-up ranges from 60-550 tonne clamp force and we're capable of taking tools with widths from 75-920mm and weights of up to 3.2 tonnes. All of our machines are microprocessor controlled and capable of exacting tolerances with a high level of repeatability. Our machines are also monitored through our Mattec process monitoring system within a fully closed process-controlled loop.

We're pleased to have built up a close relationship with our primary machine supplier, Arburg, over two decades. 

Machine make & type

Clamp force (tonnes)

Shot weight (cm)

Max tool width (mm)

Arburg 270c

35

30.7

270

Arburg 270c

40

30.7

270

Arburg 270c

40

30.7

270

Arburg 320c

50

141.0

320

Arburg 320c

50

141.0

320

Arburg 320c

50

141.0

320

Arburg 320c

50

141.0

320

Arburg 320c

50

141.0

320

Arburg 320c (Golden Series)

50

115.0

320

Arburg 320c (Universal)

50

141.0

420

Arburg 320c (Universal)

60

141.0

420

Arburg 420c

100

176.0

420

Arburg 420c

100

176.0

420

Arburg 420c

100

243.0

420

Arburg 420c (Golden Series)

100

176.0

470

Arburg 420c (Golden Series)

100

176.0

470

Arburg 470c

150

392.6

520

Arburg 470c (2 shot)

150

392.6

570

Arburg 520c

200

522.0

520

Arburg 570c (Golden Series)

200

474.0

570

Arburg 570c (2 shot)

220

422.0

570

Arburg 720s

360

771.0

720

Arburg 1500t (Vertical)

160

420.0

1500

Arburg 920s

550

1200

920

Automated de-moulding from the press - using robots such as sprue pickers, cartescians, three axis and six axis robotics - is used extensively in our machine cycles to maintain consistency and increase value-added work.

Automation Systems

Staubli RX130L CS7 6-axis Robot

Staubli TX90L CS8 6-axis Robot

Staubli TX90L CS8 6-axis Robot

AES1000 Robot System

ES1000 Robot

Whittman CNC Beam Robot 420

ATM AEXS Robot

Geiger SP1.5 Sprue Picker

4x Geiger Mini Electra 700 


At AKI we have over more than 40 years' experience in processing all different kinds of engineering polymers, from commodity to high end and low density polyethelene to PEEK. Close relationships with our material suppliers mean we're among the first to learn about new and exciting polymers or innovative creations on the market. We're considered to be market leaders in metal replacement and highly skilled at working with thermosetting polymers - read more about us.

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Two shot moulding

Two shot injection moulding is the ability to produce complex mouldings from two different polymers at the same time during one machine cycle.

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