Desktop Plastic Injection Molding Machine
The Desktop Plastic Injection Molding Machine was created to address a specific need for designers, R&D professionals, educators, hobbyists, and low volume specialty manufacturers. This need is not being met by existing small injection machine designs, existing molders, or 3D prototype companies. While most small injection machines meet the need for an injection press that is portable and easy to use for one rough part at a time in a small shop or small facility, none have the repeatability and precision necessary to work with real-world materials or real-world designs. With the Desktop Plastic Injection Molding Machine, we set out from the beginning to create a new type of desktop injection machine – a design that combined all the attractive features of a desktop injection machine with the performance of a large size full automatic injection machine.
Small Size without the Compromise
A real injection machine without the typical compromises of desktop injection presses. The Desktop Plastic Injection Molding Machine can be moved onto nearly any workbench and requires only basic 120VAC wall outlet to operate, but has the ability to make parts much more than a rough draft prototype plastic part.
Affordable Precision and Repeatability
Smaller doesn't mean less capable. The Desktop Plastic Injection Molding Machine uses the latest available technology for precision and repeatability. State of the art precision sensors combined with direct-drive ballscrews and a precision microstepping drive system that offers superior performance compared to typical desktop injection presses built.
A precise movement sensor offers the accuracy and sensitivity needed for controlling the injection amount while adjusting the plastic flowrate through the nozzle valve. This happens without restricting material choices. Any plastic including, but not limited to, ABS, Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS), Polyethylene (PE), Polycarbonate (PC), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) can be used with MFR (ASTM D1238) > 10 g/10min or MFR (ISO 1183) > 30 g/10min and viscosity value less than 1500 poise.
Expandable, Modular Design
The ability to add more horizontal length like 6 to 12 inches and different ratio gearbox selection to increase the clamp force as needed, gives the Desktop Plastic Injection Molding Machine much more capability than any other small injection machines.
Roland Milling Systems for Mold Making
Create your own molds using the Roland Milling Machines, and you can use our standard mold blank to cut in the core and cavity to make mold making fast and simple.
3D Printed Molds
The Desktop Injection Molder gives you the ability to print the molds in a high end 3D printer. Just use our standard 3D printed insert molds, add your model core and cavity and print, this gives you much more flexibility, speed, and cost reduction than any other small injection machine.
*Surface finish will not be as good as a mold milled by a cnc mahcine, surface finish on finished part will reflect the surface finish of the 3d printed mold.
SUCCESSFULLY TESTED 3D printed mold materials:
MarkForged - Onyx (solid dark gray color)
Stratasys - PolyJet (Solid light green color)
FormLABS - High Temp Resin (semi transparent orange color)
ASIGA - FusionGRAY (solid gray color)
Low Cost of Ownership
Most small injection machines are more style than substance, with designs that are expensive and difficult to maintain without an experienced technician. The Desktop Plastic Injection Molding Machine is an easy-to-maintain and affordable to run desktop injection machine in both R&D labs and small manufacturing shops.
Desktop Plastic Injection Molding Machine Features:
- Touch screen tablet PC
- Precision Distance, Temperature and Pressure Sensors
- Ballscrews and 1" steel bar frame
- Low Maintenance and Worry Free
- Plugs into your standard wall outlet (120 Volts)
- Plastic Materials for Injection: HDPE,PP,TPO,PS,ABS,PC,Nylon,Delrin
- 1 year part replacement warranty
Desktop Plastic Injection Molding Machine Technical Specs:
- Injection Volume: 1.83 cu-in (30 cu-cm)
- Injection Pressure: 5,000 PSI (345 BAR)
- Clamping Force: 11,023 lbs (5 tons)
- Weight: 200 lbs
- Max Mold Size: 4.8"W X 6.0"L
- Minimum Mold Height: 4"H
- Machine Dimensions: 43"L X 10"W X 15"H
- Max Processing Temperature: 572 F (300 C)
Desktop Plastic Injection Molding Machine Applications:
- Surgical Guides
- Surgical Tools
- Food Industry
- After Market
- Archive Replacements
- Sectioned Parts
- Combined Parts