insert mould

Product Details:

  • Product name: Multiple Shot Molds
  • Industries: Electronics
  • Mold base: LKM
  • Steel: H13
  • Plastic: ABS
  • Cavities: 1+1
  • Runner system: Cold
  • Cycle time: 90s
  • Tolerance: +/-0.02mm
  • Dimensions: 500 X 450 X 300mm
  • Mold life: 1 million shots
  • Lead time: 5 weeks
  • Packing: Plywood

Multiple Shot Molds-Insert Molding

MP can insert metal, ceramic or plastic pieces into molten thermoplastic. The inserts can be threaded or other attachments to join custom parts to one another.

Insert molding can reduce cost by embedding secondary parts into the plastic injection molding process, as opposed to installing the parts after molding. By integrating the inserts at the time of molding, the parts become more robust compared to staking the pieces in post-molding. Of course, the insert pieces must be able to withstand the high-temperature and pressure of the injection molding process.

Multiple Shot Molds-Over Molding

Overmolding is the an injection molding process using two separate molds of which you mold one material over another to create or touch appeal such as a handle or knob.

As it can be seen above overmolding is a highly useful process in which one can combine two different molds for either appearance reasons or durability. By overmolding products such as plastic materials, these materials can be formed into one solid mold which can be seen in many cases in the consumer market today. Without the overmolding process the items and consumer parts that we use everyday such as cell phones, toasters, PDA's, automobiles and thousands of other parts would not exist. The overmolding process is constantly changing and the processes and components that are being used are constantly being tweaked to extend performance, durability, and life cycle.