Compression molding is the process of molding in which a preheated polymer is placed into an open, heated mold cavity. The mold is then closed with a top plug and compressed in order to have the material contact all areas of the mold. This process is able to produce parts with a wide array of lengths, thicknesses, and complexities. The objects it produces are also high in strength, making it an attractive process for a number of different industries. Thermoset composites are the most common type of material used in compression molding. Compression molding is a pop-ular technique for a number of reasons. Part of its popularity stems from its use of advanced composites. These materials tend to be stronger, stiffer, lighter, and more resistant to corrosion than metal parts, resulting in superior objects. Manufacturers accustomed to working with metal parts find that it is very simple to convert an object designed for metal into a compression mold-ing part. Because it is possible to match metal part geometry with this technique, in many cir-cumstances one can simply drop-in and replace the metal part altogether. Another advantage of compression molding is its ability to create very complex parts. While this technique can not quite reach the production speed of plastic injection molding, it does offer more intricacies in geometry than typical laminated composites. It also allows for longer fibers than plastic injection molding, resulting in stronger and stiffer materials. Therefore, compression molding can be seen as a middle ground between plastic injection molding and laminated compound fabrication. With its ability to create complex parts with a huge variety of applications while keeping part cost and turnaround time a priority, compression molding is an advantageous process for manufacturers in a wide range of industries.
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