Insert Molding Services
Integrating metal into plastic with insert molding services
Certifications: IATF16949:2016 | ISO9001:2015
Insert molding is a common manufacturing process where the insert is placed into the mold. This placement of the insert can be automated or manual, depending on the production volume of the parts. For high volumes, the placement is typically automated, and for low volumes, it is manual.
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Design Guidelines for Insert Molding Services
Our insert molding services allow you to manufacture parts so that they can meet a variety of functional needs. We ensure the quality of your insert molding project with the following molding design needs that are executed in a specific manner.
We have vertical machines of wide capacities that are designed to carry out the plastic molding process through insert injection molding, and have a set of design guidelines that are accurately followed by our expert and experienced engineering team. The machines we use for our insert molding have an exceptionally tight tolerance, which ensures that the information on the plastic parts is accurate in plastic injection molding. We know that even a minor misalignment in millimeters can end up causing failure for the product, which is why we ensure no inaccuracy.
There are many different types of inserts used in the designing and manufacturing of molded components. These metal insert in the insert molding is usually made of brass, stainless steel, or the usual steel. The molds are placed vertically in the machine, manually or automatically through the CNC machining. The vertical position is to make sure that the mold stays safely in its place during the process of insert molding with the help of gravity. Now the molten plastic is poured into the mold, and the mold is closed.
Thread options allow the manufacturer to place pipes, screws, or anything else into the mold at specified locations. They aim to ensure that the mold does not make the product insert. As the product needs to be connected to external conduits in many ways, the mold will allow the final product to stay functional and useful.
Materials Used for Insert Molding
Here are the most commonly used materials for plastic injection molding:
We offer multiple finishing options to complete the products made with the insert molding process. You can choose from any of the following depending upon your application’s requirements:
Interior, non-cosmetic finish according to the geometry of the mold.
Creating textures on the molds so that it shows on the final product. This finishing option includes matte, swirls, patterns, and lines.
Range of SPI finishes from Grade 3 diamond / high polish to 320 stone low polish. These Finishing options include SPI A-1, SPI A-2, SPI A-3, SPI B-1, SPI B-2, SPI B-3, SPI C-1, SPI C-2, SPI C-3, SPI D-1, SPI D-2, and SPI D-3.
Engrave part numbers, designs, logos, or any other specified printing onto your parts.
We can install the most commonly used and popular standard inserts in UNF and metric sizes.
Application of an ink-based design to the surface.
As the name suggests, the mold will remain ‘as it is’ – without any secondary texturing or polishing.
Painting the surface with standard colors or Pantone matching, including Primer and topcoat. Masking available; EMI (copper) paint.
From manufacturing functional prototypes to large volume production runs, insert molding is used across a wide range of industries for various applications, including:
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Varied Material Selection
We run more custom resins and diverse material options for our customers so that they make a selection according to their project needs.
We offer full-service design, manufacturing, and development support to see the customer’s project through from concept to market-ready product.
Insert Molding FAQs
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What information is required for quoting an insert molding project?
For an accurate quote, we need detailed part drawings, information about the material of both the insert and the plastic, the quantity of parts needed, and any specific requirements like tolerances or finishing.
What material should I use for insert molding?
The choice of material depends on your part’s application. Common plastics include ABS, polycarbonate, and nylon. The insert material is typically metal. Consider factors like strength, temperature resistance, and environmental exposure.
Can you assist with the design of the part for insert molding?
Yes, we offer design assistance to ensure your part is optimized for insert molding, considering factors like material compatibility, insert placement, and moldability.
What are the size limitations for insert molding?
Size limitations depend on our equipment capabilities. Generally, insert molding is used for smaller to medium-sized parts. Please provide your part dimensions for a more specific assessment.
What are the typical applications of insert molding?
Insert molding is widely used in automotive components, electronic devices, medical equipment, and any application requiring parts with integrated metal components for structural or functional purposes.
Can insert molding be used for high-strength applications?
Yes, insert molding is excellent for high-strength applications. The combination of metal inserts and durable plastics can create parts that are robust and suitable for demanding uses.
How do you ensure the insert stays in place during molding?
We design the mold and select the insert material to ensure a strong bond. Inserts are often designed with features like grooves or threads to mechanically anchor them into the plastic.
What is the minimum order quantity for insert molding?
Our minimum order quantity varies based on the project. Insert molding is cost-effective for medium to high-volume production but can be adapted for smaller quantities if needed.
Are there any specific design challenges with insert molding?
Design challenges include ensuring proper insert placement, material compatibility, and avoiding defects like shrinkage or warping. Our team can work with you to address these challenges effectively.
What finishing options are available for insert molded parts?
Finishing options include painting, plating, and texturing. The choice of finishing depends on the intended use of the part and the type of plastic material used
How do you handle quality control in insert molding?
Quality control involves inspecting the inserts before molding, monitoring the molding process, and conducting post-molding inspections to ensure the part meets all specifications, including dimensions, material properties, and insert integrity.
Can you provide prototypes before full-scale production in insert molding?
Yes, we offer prototyping services to validate the design and functionality of the insert molded part before proceeding to full-scale production, ensuring the final product meets your requirements.