Tag Archives: Insert Molding

3D-Printed Carbon Preforms Are Overmolded In New Technology

Carbon fiber 3D printing and injection molding are integrated in a novel invention from a fast-rising Massachusetts technology startup. The concept targets small, complex parts now made from [..]

Additive manufacturing, Carbon Composites, Design, Insert Molding, North America, Reinforcing Material , ,

Molded Polyamide Cover Cuts Weight In Toyota Engine Application

Japanese and European car manufacturers continue to push hard for automotive lightweighting. In a recent example, Toyota has developed an improved method of covering a power transmission timing [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Green, Insert Molding, Polyamides , ,

Apple Develops Improved Sealing For Housings

Apple is developing a new injection molding technology to improve the watertight seal of mobile phone housings. In a U.S. patent application published today, adhesive is placed in [..]

Electronics, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, North America, Telecommunications , ,

New Insert Molded Electronics Are Very Thin

Polycarbonate film replaces light pipes in newly developed electronic illumination devices that are very thin. TactoTek, a Finnish manufacturer of 3D injection molded structural electronics is commercializing the [..]

Automotive, Consumer Goods, Design, Electronics, Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding ,

K2016: Wittmann’s ‘Smart’ Approach to In-Mold Thermoforming

Metal thermoforming takes place inside a single-cavity injection mold supplied by IKV Aachen (Institute for Plastics Processing) in a novel technology that will be shown at K2016 by [..]

Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Medical , ,

Apple Eyes Insert Molding For iPhones

Apple has been awarded a U.S. patent for an insert molding approach that would allow phones to become thinner, while also increasing usable area of the display. In [..]

Electronics, Insert Molding, North America , ,

Boeing Group Launches Composite Overmolding Project

Use of thermoplastics in composite structures has a long history of frustration, but a new project takes an interesting approach in an ongoing effort to boost cycle times [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

NPE2015: Newest Version of Composite Pedal Cuts Weight 30%

Development of high-speed, low-cost systems to produce composite parts for automotive and other high-volume applications is a major strategy at Engel, a leading global producer of injection molding [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Design, Europe, North America, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material , ,

Blind-Spot Sensor Moves to Tail Lamp in F-150

Ford wanted to include its Blind Spot Information System or BLIS as part of several safety enhancements in the 2015 F-150 trucks, but needed some plastics engineering derring-do to [..]

Acrylic, Automotive, Design, North America , , , ,

Impressive Approach Enables Multi-Function Car Sensor

An amazing amount of injection molding technology goes into a combined rain, light and moisture sensor integrated into the rear view mirror bracket on the windshield of a [..]

Automotive, Design, Europe, Hot runner systems, Indexing, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Micro Molding, Polycarbonate, Three-Shot , ,