Insert molding is a great process to fabricate a variety of products for industrial applications. There are different methods of the process and thus insert molding is of different types.
Insert injection molding is a process that requires encapsulating a previously fabricated product in molten resin to produce the finished product. The inserted component is simple; an object such as a knife blade or a surgical tube, but it may also include complex products such as motor or battery.
It basically includes plastic insert molding and it is ideal for improving the strength and reliability of a component. The process is cost-effective and also reduces production time by avoiding the need for secondary processes such as soldering, connecting, adhesion, etc. Based on the type, manufacturers can have different mold inserts machining requirements to complete their production demands.
Overmolding is also a type of molding, but is a two-step process in which a plastic layer is molded over and around an already molded part to produce one complete product. Likewise, insert molding also involves joining two different components to form a final product. However, it’s a little different as insert molding happens to be a single step process. The already performed insert and molten resin are put together in the mold to combine and form a part.
Insert injection molding, another popular method, is quite like other molding methods. However, it differs in some aspects of the process. In injection molding, two or more molten plastic resins are injected into a mold to create one finished part.
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