Plastic parts with wall thicknesses under 0.8mm are generally classified as thin-wall parts. Thin walls allow for lighter parts, which offer a variety of benefits.
Lower raw material costs through reduced material usage
Greater productivity through faster cycle times
Improved ease-of-use thanks to lower part weight
Potential savings on transportation / shipping of finished parts
Competitive advantages owing to cost savings, as well as improved efficiency and time-to-market
Moulding strong, lightweight, thin-wall parts is technically more demanding than standard injection moulding. Right from part design, to tool construction and material selection, every detail of the process needs to be carefully optimised.
If you would like to evaluate whether your project can benefit from thin-wall moulding, we’d be happy to discuss your requirements.