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thermoplastic plastic injection molding / elastomer / thermosetting plastic / for pipes

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Characteristics

  • Material:

    thermoplastic, elastomer, thermosetting plastic

  • Type of parts:

    for pipes, for tubes

  • Production method:

    large series, prototyping

  • Applications:

    for the aeronautical industry, for the automotive industry, for the medical industry

  • Certifications:

    ISO 13485

Description

Insert Molding

Insert injection molding involves encapsulating a previously fabricated component in molten resin to produce a finished part. The inserted component is most commonly a simple object, such as a knife blade or surgical tube, but in some cases, inserts can be as complex as a battery or motor. Plastic insert molding is ideal for improving the strength and reliability of a component and can help save on cost and production time by eliminating the need for secondary operations such as soldering, connectors and adhesives.


What Makes Insert Molding Different from Injection Molding and Overmolding?
Insert injection molding is often compared to other molding methods like injection molding and overmolding, but there are some differences between each of the processes. Injection molding involves injecting one or more molten plastic resins into a mold to create a single finished part.

Overmolding is a two-step process where a plastic layer is molded over and around a previously molded part to produce a single component; an adhesive is sometimes required to create a permanent bond. Insert molding is similar to overmolding in that it involves joining separate parts to form a single component. The difference, however, is that plastic insert molding is a single-step process where the preformed insert and molten resin are placed in a mold together to combine two parts.