Nicolet Plastics is a leader in innovative and low-cost manufacturing methods, such as insert molding. This technique is used in numerous industries and demanding applications, making it a vital process requiring high expertise. With our years of experience in plastic insert molding, we can produce quality parts and components with ease and consistency.
What is Insert Molding?
Insert molding is a process where plastic is formed or molded on other non-plastic parts or inserts. It’s also known as insert injection molding, in which engineered plastic resins can be placed on a mold to cool down and solidify.
Most of the time, inserted components are simple objects. However, more complex projects need intricate objects to be inserted. Fortunately, we can meet your every specification and requirement without compromising quality through our innovative and cutting-edge equipment.
Benefits of Insert Injection Molding
Although the process may seem simple, it requires skills from a professional to ensure product quality and integrity. It also needs specialized molding machines for the plastic insert molding process to succeed.
Nevertheless, it offers a range of benefits that make it worthwhile, including:
- Enhanced product design
- Better component reliability
- Reduced assembly and labor costs
- Improved product strength and structure
- Better design flexibility
It’s worth noting that extremely tight tolerances are required in these procedures to guarantee that the plastic parts are formed correctly. Minor misalignments are unwelcome as they can cause expensive rejects and inferior products.
Common Applications of Plastic Insert Molding
An extensive range of industries rely on insert molding due to its outstanding benefits and features. Some of these sectors include automotive, aerospace, medical, military, defense, industrial, and electronics, to name a few.
With this in mind, their applications are also expansive. Some examples include:
- Automotive: Dashboards, consoles, housings
- Aerospace: Handles, user interface switches, bin latches
- Medical: Medical knobs, prosthetics, implants
- Electronics: Control panels, handles for appliances, spring contacts
- Defense: Munitions, binocular housings, battery packs
Factors to Consider in Insert Molding
Since insert molding can be a complex process, several considerations must be made before the project begins. Our team will ensure all these factors are accounted for to prevent costly mistakes and guarantee superior results.
Factors to think about:
- Size and depth of part: The size and depth of the object will determine how long the molding process will take.
- Material compatibility: Depending on the application, different resins may need to be used.
- Product application: Although many materials may be compatible with a part, knowing its primary purpose is crucial to determining the suitable material.
- Mold design: The mold’s configuration must be accurate to ensure the plastic parts are formed according to requirements.
- Production cost: The production cost will depend on the project’s complexity, the component’s size, and the type of material used.
Trust Nicolet Plastics to Fulfill Your Insert Molding Needs
We have been providing cost-effective solutions for plastic insert molding to our vast client base. Therefore, our team of experienced professionals knows the numerous techniques and processes related to insert molding. It allows us to deliver outcomes that will improve your bottom line.