Exciting advancements in automotive and industrial systems drive the demand for better high performance parts and components. As automotive and industrial design engineering professionals continue to develop next generation technologies, leaner production processes targeting inefficiencies and waste will play a pivotal role in keeping costs low. Processes like insert injection molding will advance these manufacturing goals.
Insert injection molding at work
Insert molding lowers the cost of producing the traditional mold by using inserts to be added to pre-formed molds. By placing the insert into the base, the number of assembly steps is reduced. A part may be produced with several different steps to form a complete part. For complex parts that require more than one material or a higher level of customization, multiple processes must be performed. This extends the production cycle by increasing the number of steps and manual processes involved in the manufacturing process. Insert injection molding streamlines the production process in consolidating multiple steps into one.
Advantages of insert molding
- Saves time-Eliminates number of operations involved in parts production.
- Unique parts-Advanced parts and configurations give engineers greater flexibility in design.
- Better performance-Achieves lighter, durable parts with improved wear resistance.
- Single sourcing-The insert molding process lowers sourcing costs associated in working with multiple OEM suppliers.
Insert injection molding carries numerous benefits in parts manufacturing and OEM production. OEM parts can be produced in less time with fewer steps. Insert molding permits greater design flexibility while satisfying industrial standards for lighter, durable parts that add value.