Reduces Assembly and Labor Costs
The process of Injection Molding (IM) offers the advantage of securely bonding multiple components together using thermoplastic materials. When combined with automation, this process significantly reduces assembly and labor costs. An excellent example of this is the utilization of a stamped metal insert to create a perforated IM part, effectively generating an insulated multi-path circuit.
IM provides the opportunity to eliminate the need for fasteners and connectors. By harnessing the bonding strength of resin and metal inserts, IM enables the production of smaller, lighter, and more durable components.
Integration of Complex Parts
Engineers highly appreciate the flexibility and possibilities afforded by IM. It allows for the integration of complex stamped metal or formed parts. The external resin layer provides insulation, while the internal metal component creates a dedicated multi-path electric circuit.
IM components greatly reduce the likelihood of parts loosening, misalignment, or electrical disconnection. Moreover, the use of thermoplastic resin enhances the shock and vibration durability of the materials.
Insertion of Materials:
IM involves the insertion of various metals, including frame die castings, plated copper pins, sockets, and wire embedded into engineering plastic or thermoplastic rubber (TPR).