Insert Moulding

A preformed plastic or metal insert is incorporated into the component during the moulding stage or as a post moulding stage to improve the strength of the moulding or to add features to aid its functionality.

When inserts are used during the moulding stage standard moulding machines can make it difficult for operators to put inserts into their correct place in the tool. For this process vertical press machines and vertical machines with a rotary table are most effective.

Benefits of Insert Moulding

  • Reduced post moulding operations
  • Increased part consistency
  • Ease of assembly
  • Increase part functionality
  • Reduced production time

Further Reading

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