AIMTM Quick Change Overmolding Inserts
Overmolding / Insert Moulding
Overmolding is a plastic injection molding process in which one thermoplastic material is molded over another material to form one part. With special designed AIMTM Quick Change Overmolding Inserts, it’s possible to injection mold one plastic material over another plastic/rubber part or composite. The two materials are bonded together during the plastic overmolding process to form parts and components for physical plastic testing or for judging the visual and ergonomic appeal aspects.
Plastic overmolding technology is employed for a wide range of aesthetic and functional purposes in many industries and applications, such as and Automotive products and components.
A wide range of thermoplastic materials can be overmolded, including composites, soft plastics such as urethanes and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), and hard plastics such as nylon and polycarbonate.
Overmolding is also used to strengthen, protect and improve a part or end product, while reducing cost, labor and materials.
Overmolding offers numerous advantages, including:
- Molded as one assembly
- Eliminates bonding step in the manufacturing process
- Improved component reliability Improved part strength and structure
- Enhanced design flexibility and multi-material components
Contact Axxicon for more information about AIMTM Overmolding to prepare samples for physical plastic testing.