There are numerous benefits to using plastic rotational moulding for your products. It is an affordable manufacturing process that delivers a uniform finish and an end product that is strong and resilient, while providing complete design freedom and the ability to create highly complex shapes.
What are the benefits of rotational moulding?
Durable and Reliable
Products made using rotational moulding are inherently reliable, internal stresses are minimal and joints are eliminated. The materials are tough and resilient even under extreme conditions when compared to fabricating, fibre glass, injection, vacuum or blow moulding.
Unlimited Design Possibilities
Rotomoulding offers the opportunity to manufacture stress-free parts with uniform wall thickness and complex shapes. The process is extremely versatile. Parts can be manufactured with inserts moulded in, while surface textures and effects can be reproduced with relative ease.
The tooling used to produce rotational moulding products is created from either steel or aluminium and is relatively low in cost when compared to tooling used for other processes, such as blow or injection moulding. Plus, all of our plastic rotational moulding products are UK-made and manufactured.
More Advantages of Rotational Moulding
One of the primary advantages of rotomoulding is its ability to produce large-sized plastic products. Unlike other plastic manufacturing processes, rotomoulding can easily accommodate the production of large custom plastic products. This makes rotomoulding an ideal choice for industries that require oversized plastic components such as water storage tanks, playground equipment, and automotive parts.
Rotomoulding offers significant design advantages over other plastic molding techniques. With its ability to uniformly distribute plastic throughout the mould, rotomoulding ensures consistent thickness in the finished plastic product. This allows for the production of complex shapes and angles that would be difficult to achieve with other methods. The design flexibility of rotomoulding opens up a world of possibilities for industries such as aerospace, furniture, and consumer goods.
Efficient assembly is a key benefit of rotomoulding. Unlike traditional assembly techniques, rotomoulding allows for the incorporation of metal inserts during the production process. This eliminates the need for additional assembly steps, reducing production time and costs. Metal inserts can be seamlessly integrated into the rotomoulding process, providing a strong and reliable connection for components such as handles, hinges, and brackets.
- Colour Sections
Rotomoulding offers a wide range of colour options for plastic products. The process allows for easy colour matching and the mixing of pigments, resulting in vibrant and consistent colours. Unlike other methods, rotomoulding does not require high volume requirements for custom colours. This means that nearly any colour imaginable can be created, providing endless possibilities for industries such as toys, outdoor furniture, and sporting goods.
- Mould In Graphics
The integration of graphics is another advantage of rotomoulding. Multi-coloured logos, serial numbers, and barcodes can be seamlessly incorporated into the rotomoulding process. This eliminates the need for stickers or labels that can peel or fade over time. The graphics produced through rotomoulding are of superior quality, ensuring long-lasting and visually appealing branding for products.
The tooling process in rotomoulding is quick and cost-effective. The moulds used in rotational moulding are typically made from cast aluminium, allowing for efficient production. The use of cast aluminium moulds provides excellent thermal conductivity, resulting in shorter cycle times and increased productivity. The affordability and versatility of tooling in rotomoulding make it an attractive option for industries seeking cost-effective manufacturing solutions.
- Surface Finish
Rotomoulders have precise control over the final surface finish of plastic products. The process allows for a wide variety of finishes, ranging from high gloss to detailed textures and wood grains. The ability to customize the surface finish adds aesthetic value to plastic products, making them more appealing to consumers. Industries such as home decor, automotive, and outdoor equipment can benefit greatly from the ability to achieve desired surface textures and appearances.