What is two-component molding
Two-component or bi-material molding is the combination of two different injection moulding processes of different plastics or engineering plastics. Specifically, it is an overmolding of components with different materials, colors and characteristics to obtain high quality items, at an aesthetic and performance level, and with combined characteristics.
Items made through two-component or bimaterial molding are efficient and of a high standard. Here are the main advantages:
How it works
Moulding of components with materials with different stiffness, carried out in a single action: maximum effectiveness and practicality.
With the presses equipped with satellite injectors we can obtain components with different materials and colors using both over-molding and co-molding techniques.
The two-material presses, unlike the mono-material grips, give the possibility to print two different thermoplastics in the same mould, thanks to two independent injection groups.
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