Two Shot / Multi Shot

2 Shot Injection Molding Solutions

When a major OEM failed a side impact crash test, they relied on their Tier 1 supplier and Thumb Plastics to develop a 2 shot injection molding solution to reinforce the frame. In less than 8 weeks, they had their solution and passed the second crash test.

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The 2 Shot Injection Molding process allows the production of complex moldings from two different polymers during one machining cycle. This has the benefit of creating moldings with different materials and/or with multiple colors. The 2 shot injection molding process creates a very strong bond between the materials injected into the mold. Utilizing this process allows the creation of complex molds with a high level of accuracy and repeatability.

 

With our in-house Design & Engineering and Tooling Design & Buildcapabilities, we have the expertise to assist you with your 2 shot injection molding project from the concept stage to final production.

 

Benefits of 2 Shot Molding

 

Complex Moldings │ 2 Shot Molding allows for the creation of complex mold designs that incorporate multiple materials and/or colors that cannot be achieved through other molding processes

 

Cost Reductions │ 2 Shot Molding allows multiple components to be molded with a single tool reducing the amount of labor needed to run your parts and eliminating the need to weld or join components after the molding process

 

Improved Quality │ 2 Shot Molding is carried out within a single tool allowing for lower tolerances that with other molding processes, and a high level of repeatability

 

Improved Bonding │ 2 Shot Molding assures that each part of your component are made from compatible materials ensuring a strong bond is formed during the molding process improving the reliability and longevity of the component

Multi Shot Injection Molding

 

Thumb Plastics specializes in both two shot and multi shot injection molding processes. We service a variety of industries including Automotive, Lawn & Garden, Agricultural, Medical, Consumer, and Appliance.

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