For answer this question, let’s see firstly where the injection molding machine be made around the world? Generally, there are 3 main group injection molding machine manufacturers for your choice: European/American Machine, Japanese/Korean Machine, and Chinese Machine.
European/American injection molding machines, such as ARBURG, ENGEL, KRAUSS-MAFFEI, BATTENFELD, etc. These companies are making excellent machines. Also the price is also the highest, if the budget is not an issue, it’s for sure to buy an European/American injection molding is good choice.
Japanese/Korean injection molding machine, such as WOOJIN, SHIMITOMO, JSW, TOYO, SODICK, FUNUC, etc. The injection molding machines made by these companies are also very nice. Personally opinion, to buy electrical injection molding machines there is good choice.
Chinese injection molding machine. From the sales volume in the injection molding machine industry all of the world, China is the top one, you may refer to the UN trade record to check the HS CODE 847710, you will find it out. Because from China, you may find any range of injection molding machines, from vertical to horizontal, from hydraulic to electric, from smallest tonnage 3ton to as large as 6500ton, all available in the market.
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The mould/mold could be soft mould or hard mould. The difference between them is the hardness. The soft mould could be hard by heat treatment. The hard mould life cycle could be as much as 500K to 5 million, but the soft mould only around 10k-20k cycle lifetime. Normally the soft mould only used for trial production for new product development.