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Overmolding Injection Molding

Overmolding is a process that involves molding a component or product into a seamless multi-part package which combination of multiple materials into a single part or product. This process typically involves the use of a rigid plastic base and a thin, pliable rubber-like thermoplastic elastomer exterior layer.Due to its numerous advantages, overmolding has become a favored process for many manufacturers.
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What is Overmolding Injection Molding? And It's Advantages?


Overmolding is a process that involves molding a component or product into a seamless multi-part package which combination of multiple materials into a single part or product. This process typically involves the use of a rigid plastic base and a thin, pliable rubber-like thermoplastic elastomer exterior layer.Due to its numerous advantages, overmolding has become a favored process for many manufacturers.


Why Overmolding Injection Molding?

This process is commonly used by manufacturers to enhance the appearance of their products by adding a soft-touch exterior. Overmolding produces a better product and lowers overall production costs.Overmolding Injection Molding also produces a better product due to its various advantages, such as reducing vibration and shock, improving electrical insulation, and protecting against UV radiation.


Advantages of Overmolding


Better Product Performance

A primary reason to design and manufacture a product or part using overmolding is improved product performance.For medical products, such as surgical instruments, a non-slip grip is often needed to prevent injuries.TPE is an ideal material for creating a soft, non-slip grip for any number of products .An overmolded product can also extend its shelf life by preventing it from getting damaged due to vibrations and shock.


Increased Shelf Appeal

An attractive and durable surface can be molded using thermoplastic elastomer, which can be commonly used to create various finishes. Clear surfaces that feature a corporate logo or other written instructions are also commonly overmolded.TPE comes in a wide variety of colors and can be engineered to create various finishes.


Lower Production Costs

Despite its numerous advantages, overmolding is typically not cost-effective. Instead, it saves manufacturers time and helps lower overall production costs.In the automotive industry, overmolding can help eliminate the assembly of components such as bumpers and gaskets.


Looking for Overmolding for Your Project?

Although overmolding is commonly used for many applications, it can also be very costly and time-consuming. Before choosing overmolding, it's important to consider various factors.With the help of a skilled injection molder, such as TEAM MFG, you can easily navigate the pros and cons of overmolding. Contact us today!


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