Join us for a webinar alongside RTP Company as we address common questions related to overmolding. We’ll discuss how to design more durable overmolded parts and what it takes to achieve strong adhesion between your part’s two materials.
Overmolding produces two-material, plastic parts.
The presentation will include the following:
- 12 key overmolding materials
- Design factors that determine quality of flexible-to-rigid bonds
- Methodology used to measure bonding strength
- Differences between low- and high-volume overmolding
TITLE: Overmolding: TPE Multi-Material Molding, Achieving Melt Adhesion
PRESENTER: Steve Brenno, Sr. Product Development Engineer, RTP Company
DATE: Tuesday, November 15 at 1 p.m. CDT
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And, if you can’t attend, you can still register and receive an on-demand version. Also, feel free to forward this invite to your colleagues.
There’s still time to register for the webinar, “Accelerating Design Validation with Instant DFM and Pricing Feedback,” set for 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Jointly hosted by CAD software maker Autodesk, and Proto Labs, this free webinar shows you how to:
- Reduce design risks with design for manufacturability (DFM) feedback
- Slash weeks or months off your prototyping phase
- Validate your designs early and often with DFM analysis and pricing feedback
- Use a seamless system of CAD software and online quoting
Autodesk’s Fusion 360 CAD software has Proto Labs’ instant online quoting feature with DFM analysis integrated into its application. This session teaches you how these capabilities work together.
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We recently hosted a 30-minute webinar on: Choosing the Right Rapid Manufacturing Method for Plastic Parts. If you missed it, no worries. You can still watch it on-demand HERE.
What did you miss?
We discussed the benefits of rapid manufacturing for plastic components and how to select the correct manufacturing process:
- 3D printing, machining and molding processes and specifications
- Material selection and properties for each process
- Advanced molding materials like thermally conductive plastic and liquid silicone rubber
Top 3 Questions Asked
How long will you keep a mold and do you inform the customer if you’re going to get rid of it?
We’ll store the mold for one year from the last order unless it is requested to keep in storage, and we’ll notify the customer of inactivity to if they would like the mold disposed of or retained in storage.
Is there any limit on volume for injection-molded parts?
No, you can get injection-molded parts in quantities of 25 to 10,000+ with several molds even surpassing 100,000 parts. We have the ability for single and multi-cavity molds dependent on size and complexity.
Can Proto Labs be used for light pipe assemblies in PC, PMMA and silicone?
Yes, we have molded countless parts in those materials for light pipe assemblies. Mold finish should be polished to a SPI-A2 with special attention made to the mold build for ejector pin location, gate location and parting lines.
Look for additional technical webinars throughout the year on various 3D printing, CNC machining or injection molding topics. The next webinar will discus how to navigate through Proto Labs’ design for manufacturability (DFM) feedback.