INJECTION MOLDING

From Pellets to Parts

Depending on customer needs, we can provide separate functions for each project. Small enough to react, we are able to configure into assembly-style production for rapid turnover.

At Darter, we conserve resources to help keep customers’ costs low. This includes recycling of appropriate material when possible.

As a project evolves, our services evolve to meet those needs. Whatever the specifications, Darter has the resources to provide multi-piece components, as well as secondary operations including drilling, tapping and inserts.

Plastic Injection Molding Services

Our plastic injection molding is ISO compliant and meets high industry standards. We mold any plastic material except rigid PVC. All waste is recycled and reprocessed.

Our advanced machinery is equipped to handle thermoplastic, thermoset materials and can provide small to larger shot sizes, ranging from .07 to 40 ounces, depending on client specifications. Constructed with a (+/-) .005 inch precision tolerance and a maximum 400 ton clamping force, our premium plastic molding has successfully served the needs of a wide variety of industries.

From single prototype to OEM high volume production, Darter Plastics can manage all your plastic injection molding requirements. Please inquire about our additional services, which include engineering, mold making, product development, rapid prototyping and tooling.

Plastic Injection Molding Capabilities

General Capabilities

Contract Manufacturing
Custom

Industry Focus

Aerospace
Communication
Consumer Goods
Electrical
Electronic
Gardening

Maritime
Medical
Military
Optical
Sporting Goods

Intended Application

Components
Consumer Products
Decorative
Furniture

Hardware
Pet Products
Pressure Transducers
Window Components

Industry Standards

ISO – Compliant
Mil-Spec – Compliant

UL

Material

ABS
Acetal
Acrylic
Copolymer and Homopolymer Polypropylene
HTPE/LDPE
Microcellular
Nylon
PEEK
PET

Polyaryletheretherketone
Polycarbonate
Polyester
Polypropylene
Polystyrene
Polyurethane
Thermoplastic
Thermoset

Product Capabilities

Large Components
Micro Parts
Miniature

Multi-Component
Small Parts

Mold Process Type

In-Mold Assembly (IMA) – Over Molding – Allows a metal insert to be embedded in a part in one operation for improved product structure and increased strength.
Solid – A process to manufacture solids parts that do not have any hollow cavities.

Lead Time

Emergency services available
Quoted on job by job basis

Rush Services Available

Production Volume

Min 1 Unit to 1,000,000+ Units
Specialty Production Shop
Prototype
Low Volume
Small Run

High Volume
Large Run
Long Run
Large Scale Production Volume Run

Efficiency

Lean Manufacturing

File Formats

AlphaCAM (AMD,ATD)
AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
BMP
Catia (CATDrawing,CATPart)
Delcam (DGK, DMT)
DXF
GIF
IGES
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
IronCAD (ICD,ICS)
JPG or JPEG
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)

PDES
PDF
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW,PRT,XPR)
SAT
SolidEdge (DFT)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDDRT)
STEP
SurfCam (DSN)
TIFF
TurboCAD (TCW,TCX)
Unigraphics (PRT)

Shot Size-The maximum weight of plastic that can be displaced or injected by a single injection stroke. Generally expressed as ounces of polystyrene.

Min 0.07 oz to 60 oz

Clamping Force

Max 310 tons

Tolerance (+/-)

.005 in