With the advent of electric vehicles and driverless technologies and the era of new energy vehicles, lightweight design of automobiles will be the inevitable trend of automobile design, and the means to achieve the goal of lightweighting of automobiles is to use plastic instead of steel. For example, before the metal-made fuel tank and front and rear bumpers and other large parts, are now converted to plastic. Due to plastic not only light weight, but also better safety. Plastics are widely used in the automotive industry, which will surely bring a new historical opportunity to the plastics industry and the automobile injection mold industry.
In October 2016, China Society of Automotive Engineers released the Roadmap for Energy-saving and New-energy Vehicles Technology. The road map states that it is expected that by 2020, 2025 and 2030, vehicle mass will be 10%, 20% and 35% lower than 2016 respectively. It is estimated that in the next few years, the auto industry will become the fastest growing area for plastic consumption. The rapid development of automotive plastic dosage is bound to promote the rapid development of automobile injection mold industry.
Automotive plastic parts are characterized by large size, high precision, complex structure and batch size, so automotive injection molds are generally large, sophisticated, complex and long-life injection mold. Cars are expensive vehicles, high added value, automotive injection molds are usually using the most advanced technology, the most scientific structure and the best steel and standard parts.