Injection molding is a versatile and constantly evolving manufacturing process. Requirements on molded parts are becoming more demanding both for part performance and for higher production at lower costs. The types of parts produced using the injection molding process are wide-ranging and so are their end uses. Many products today cannot be produced using standard injection molding machines or technologies. To that point, major advancements and enhancements have been realized to address the complex geometries, special characteristics and combined process steps through innovative technologies.