Injection Molding Glossary

Beaumont’s Injection Molding Glossary

Compiled below is a list of terms, definitions, illustrations, and explanations to help you quickly become familiar with the different aspects of injection molding. This page can help beginners and industry veterans alike to understand the language that is regularly used in the injection molding industry. Understanding of basic and advanced industry technology will help with communication both in the office and between vendors/suppliers. While this information is enough to get started, please refer to John Beaumont’s textbooks or attend a development course at the American Injection Molding Institute for more complete material. Information in this injection molding glossary is subject to copyright by John Beaumont and Beaumont Technologies.

 

Annealing

Cushion

Degradation

Flash

Fountain Flow

Frozen Layer

Gas Trap

Gate

Gate Seal

Injection Molding Machine

Injection Time

Jetting

Meld Lines

Molding Flash

Molding Hesitation

Runner

Shear Heating

Short Shot

Sink Mark

Vents

Void

Warp

Weld Lines

 

Check back often for more terms and definitions! If you have any suggestions for terms you would like to see in the glossary, please email Travis Belz (tbelz@beaumontinc.com). 

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