60 Seconds in the Life of a Mold Injection Machine
Part 36 in an ongoing series of 60 Second Films.
A recent photo shoot brought me to a plastic mold injection factory where plastic doohickeys are made. Always a fan of machinery, I was fascinated by the process. Here’s how the magic happens:
Tiny plastic beads fill the big metal funnel. They are melted down and injected into the molds. Then the robot arm removes the plastic doohickey and the process begins again. Here’s a detail shot of tiny plastic beads waiting to be turned into doohickeys:
Hundreds of molds sit on shelves, ready to churn out anything from perfume bottle tops to sunglass display holders: