At Underwater Kinetics, we believe that "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." Our in-house capabilities set us apart from other companies and ensure the highest quality. From injection molding to pad printing, from working with PC/ABS alloy to innovating with flame retardant and anti-static applications - we have the expertise and tools to produce our products from start to finish, right here in California.
Engineering-grade plastic is the material of choice for all Underwater Kinetics products. We have tested, vetted, and selected the best plastic types from thousands of options. Our choices combine strength, corrosion resistance, clarity, fire resistance, heat resistance, static charge dissipation, UV resistance, thermal stability, color signature, and just plain toughness. All of these plastics arrive at our door as small pellets, which must be melted and formed into component shapes using a process known as injection molding.
Injection molding is the highest form of plastic forming. Injection molding produces solid parts that are intrinsically stronger compared to other processes like blow molding and vacuum forming, which produce hollow parts. Injection molding also offers superior intricacy, allowing detail to be created on an object's outer and inner surfaces.
The pellets are drawn into a heavy syringe-like cylinder where they are melted and injected into a steel mold at high pressure and allowed to cool. The mold then opens, and the newly formed part is ejected and sent on its way to be assembled into one of our products. We have a large family of molding machines that are equivalent to that of a small car, up to a giant truck. All molding machines are tended to by a skilled group of molding specialists and robots.
We take great pride in the quality of our products, and it wouldn't be possible without our team and advanced factory.