The 1980s was such a memorable era that brought us crazy fashion choices, action figures, and huge leaps in new technologies... and of course Mario Brothers. This decade delivered us a great deal and it continues to inspire future developments and creations.
One part of the decade that doesn't get much time in the spotlight was the role that injection molding played towards the products that were made back then. Specifically, the role that it played with some of the most iconic products we all still know and love to this day. But, before we get into the list, it's probably a good idea to have a basic understanding of what injection molding is.
What is Injection Molding?
Injection molding is the most common manufacturing process for manufacturing plastic parts. The process involves designing the product, tooling up a mold, and then the manufacturing process of melting plastic resin pellets and using pressure to inject them into a mold.
Basically, injection molding is the most common way plastic products are made. In fact, the device you're using to read this post most likely includes several injection molded parts. (Click here if you want to learn more about the basics of injection molding)
The 80s had a plethora of injection molded products, some of which will bring back childhood memories. We've put together the below list of what we believe are some of the most iconic injection molded products of that decade.