Serviços de sobremoldagem
Combining different materials for enhanced functionality with overmolding services
Certifications: IATF16949:2016 | ISO9001:2015
Although in some cases Prototool may recommend you choose our factory’s moldagem por injeção de duas cores technology to complete your particular products, we may also recommend overmolding if you have loose deadlines and want to reduce costs.
Overmolding is obviously a very mature injection molding process in the market. Our professional staff will provide you advice according to our nearly 10 years of injection molding experience to make your products competitive in the market.
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How Does Our Overmolding Services Work?
Here is the typical working order to expect when you hire us for our overmolding services:
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Different Types Of Overmolding Processes
There are different types of overmolding processes, each of which has different applications. Here are some of the most common types of overmolding structures:
Plastic Over Plastic
This involves the molding of a rigid plastic material, which is later overmolded with another rigid plastic. These plastics can be of different colors, structures, and resins.
Rubber Over Plastic
This involves the molding of a rigid plastic material. Once molded, this plastic is then overmolded with soft rubber or TPE.
Plastic Over Metal
First, a metal substrate is machined, cast, or formed. Then, it is inserted into an injection molding tool, and the plastic is molded over or around the metal.
Rubber Over Metal
First, a metal substrate is machined, cast, or formed. Then it is inserted into an injection molding tool, and the rubber or TPE is molded over or around the metal.
Materials Used for Overmolding
We offer a wide range of materials for overmolding projects, depending upon the geometry, complexity, and requirements of your project. These materials can be divided into three different categories, including:
We offer multiple finishing options to complete the products made with the overmolding 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.
Impressão em bloco
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.
Overmolding is used to produce customized parts and components for a wide variety of industry applications, including:
We offer end-to-end specialized overmolding services to meet your specific design requirements.
From design to final fabrication and packaging, our team of experts will work with you every step of the way to create a tailored solution for your exact needs.
Diverse Material Options
With a variety of materials available and the precise capabilities of our equipment and facilities, we offer highly customizable overmolding services for all your project needs.
Online quote system
We give our customers instant access to a technical team with our online quote system. Once a quote is submitted online, you will have a response within 24 hours.
Gain important knowledge about Overmolding Services that could be essential for your particular needs.
What is a substrate in overmolding?
The first “shot” is called the substrate, which is typically the more rigid of the two materials being used and is designed to accept the subsequent shots or overmolds.
What is the difference between an overmold and a substrate?
Where the substrate is the first material injected into the mold, the overmold is the second. The substrate is designed to accept the overmold onto or around itself. The substrate is typically more rigid than the overmold.
How do I get a quote for your overmolding services?
To get a quote, please provide us with details of your project, including part dimensions, material specifications, and volume requirements. If available, technical drawings or 3D models are also helpful.
What if I am unable to provide you with a technical drawing when requesting a quote?
If you don’t have a technical drawing, describe your project in as much detail as possible and provide any sketches or reference images. Our team can assist in developing technical drawings if needed.
Can you assist with material selection for overmolding?
Yes, we can guide you in selecting suitable materials for both the substrate and the overmold to ensure compatibility and meet the functional requirements of your part.
What is the minimum order quantity for overmolding projects?
Our minimum order quantity varies depending on the project’s complexity. We cater to both small and large-scale production runs, offering flexibility to meet diverse client needs.
How long does the overmolding process take from start to finish?
The timeline depends on the project’s complexity, mold design and manufacturing time, and the production volume. We can provide a more accurate timeline once we review your project details.
Are there any design constraints I should be aware of for overmolding?
Design constraints include ensuring proper adhesion between materials and accounting for different shrinkage rates. Our team can review your design and suggest any necessary modifications.
Can overmolding be used to improve the durability of a part?
Absolutely. Overmolding can enhance a part’s durability by adding a protective outer layer, which can provide additional shock absorption, wear resistance, or environmental protection.
What types of products are typically created using overmolding?
Overmolding is commonly used for products like tool handles, medical devices, electrical components, and consumer goods that require a soft grip or a durable, sealed exterior.
How do you ensure a strong bond in overmolded parts?
We ensure a strong bond by carefully selecting compatible materials and optimizing the molding process parameters, such as temperature and pressure, for effective material adhesion.
Can overmolding be used for prototypes as well as production?
Yes, overmolding can be used for both prototyping and full-scale production. Prototyping is often a valuable step for testing the design and functionality of overmolded parts before mass production.