The size of the injection-molding machine will directly contribute to the productivity of that machine, considering whether this is being used in an industrial setting, or in the basement as a hobby. Another critical factor to the productivity of a molding machine is how large the molds are.

In a large injection plastic molding plant, most machines are using multi-molds to gain a greater yield with one cycle of the machine, but the size of the item being manufactured can either increase or decrease how many items are produced within the multi plastic mold as well. A car bumper will obviously take longer to produce than a plastic bottle cap, and the quantity of a plastic bottle cap will be much greater because of it’s smaller size.

Within a normal eight to nine hour workday, an injection molder who is experienced and efficient at operating a molding machine can make thousands of the given products. This entails minimizing the amount of defective products, thereby decreasing the amount of scrap time while trimming excess plastic from the mold. Proper upkeep of the machine will also contribute to its productivity, and should be checked daily to lessen any potential problems. Making a product a day, or four thousand is all dependent upon the circumstances.