14 Apr '17, 6pm

Rapid Insert Molding Speeds #Prototypes and Small Volumes of End-Use Parts

Rapid Insert Molding Speeds #Prototypes and Small Volumes of End-Use Parts

Increasingly, OEMs are seeing a change in the timelines of the companies they sell to. Multiyear projects that bring in millions of dollars are waning, while shorter projects requiring “quick turn” manufacturing are on the rise. Many companies are broadening their manufacturing capabilities in an effort to accommodate these faster turnaround projects. Increasingly, insert molding is one of those capabilities. Product designers and engineers frequently turn to insert molding to improve part strength while trimming part weight and reducing assembly costs, production time and labor: all elements of rapid manufacturing. Insert molding is often favored above traditional overmolding, because the former is a single step process, and the latter is a two-step process requiring one shot for the substrate and another for the overmold. In insert molding, a threaded insert, bushing, sl...

Full article: https://www.designnews.com/materials-assembly/rapid-inser...

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