Two shot moulding
Two shot injection moulding is the ability to produce complex mouldings from two different polymers at the same time during one machine cycle.
There are many benefits to using two shot moulding to create your moulded part:
Two shot moulding is the ability to produce complex mouldings from two different polymers at the same time during one machine cycle. This opens the door to allow you to create innovative mouldings that can be produced quickly and to a very high quality level.
Mouldings that incorporate two different colours, or two different types of materials, can be combined to create products with desired characteristics from two different materials. A good example of these types of moulding would be a handle requiring a soft grip area. In this instance the two separate parts of this moulding could be moulded by the same machine and in a single tool, in a single process.
For the process to run efficiently, mould tools must be created so that they have two separate component cavities and can be rotated through 180° so that they line up with the two injection units. Or by using a core back process where the cavity is extended by pulling a slide, and a second component injected.
At AKI we have a great deal of experience in the management of two shot moulding tools from concept to finished product (meet the team). We take pride in our ability to produce mouldings which exceed our customers' expectations, especially where other manufacturers have been unable to succeed.
Thanks to their many years of knowledge, our highly trained engineers will be able to advise you on the best way to use two shot moulding to manufacture your product, be that chemical or mechanical bonding, or through the introduction of a catalyst.
Get in touch if you're ready to discuss your next product with us.
Many of the mould tools we run in our moulding machines have complex cores which operate in a plane 90 degrees to the tool opening plane.