2 Shot Injection Molding
Two Plastics, One, Integrated Part
Viking Plastics offers a cost-effective solution to challenges caused by parts that require the use of two different plastics. 2 Shot injection molding is a process that molds one part using two different plastic resins. This enabling technology allows you to use two colors of plastics or to integrate both hard and soft plastics into one part without any post-molding assembly.
With 2 shot molding, parts can include a clear window, integrated gaskets, movable segments, water shields, or sound or vibration reduction.
2 Shot Injection Molding Benefits
2 shot injection molding reduces the number of machines and molds required to mold two materials together into one part, and it minimizes part handling, all of which can add up to lower costs. In addition to financial benefits, 2 shot molding can provide:
- Higher-quality, more durable parts
- Less chance of defects
- Expanded design possibilities
- Ability to enhance look, feel, and ergonomics
Trust Viking Plastics for Quality and Cost-Effective Solutions
Viking Plastics has a range of capabilities to provide customers with parts via 2 shot molding. This process basically involves molding the first shot to form a substrate. The substrate part is then transferred to a different cavity in the mold by a robot. The second shot of material is overmolded onto the substrate, and then the robot removes the completed part.
Viking Plastics’ experienced team can help you select the best materials that meet bonding requirements for the process, as well as advise you on part design to facilitate 2 shot injection molding.
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