Taxonomy: Polymer Molding

Taxonomy Path

Sub Processes

  • Injection Molding (Polymer)
  • Blow Molding
  • Transfer Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Extrusion Molding
  • Thermoform Molding
  • Rotational Molding


Polymer molding processes form workpieces from molten polymeric materials that are poured into a mold.

Overview of Process

Polymer molding processes are those that use molten polymeric materials to create a workpiece, using a mold or mold-like device to achieve the shaping.

Additional Notes

This is a classification process, not a end-node process. Specifying the detailed end-node process required will produce a better RfD search result.

Process Illustration


Todd, Allen and Alting. “Manufacturing Processes Reference Guide”. 1994.