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Two-Shot Injection Molding FAQs
Here are answers to the most common two-shot injection molding-related questions we’ve heard over the past few decades — and we’ve heard a lot! Jump to a section using the links below, or simply scroll down to satisfy your curiosity about two-shot.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THUMB PLASTICS, INC (TPI)
- How do I contact you? Where are you located?
- Who do you work with?
- What are your capabilities?
- What certifications do you have?
- What materials do you work with?
- Who manufactures your tooling?
- My project requires an NDA. How do I submit that?
- Do you offer molding options other than two-shot injection molding?
Questions About Thumb Plastics, Inc. (TPI)
How do I contact you? Where are you located?
Gemini Group’s two-shot injection molding facility (Thumb Plastics, Inc.) is located in Bad Axe, Michigan. You can drop us a note online, give us a call at 989-269-9791 or email us at email@example.com.
Who do you work with?
We typically work with large customers such as automotive OEMs, Tier 1s, and Tier 2s. The majority of our accounts have volumes of at least 10,000 parts annually and have an annual buy over $100,000. If this sounds like you, we should connect.
What are your capabilities?
- Two-shot injection molding
- Multi-shot injection molding
- Insert and overmolding
- Secondary operations
Welding (infrared, hot plate, ultrasonic)
Riveting and staking
Foam and acoustic pad assembly
Part identification marking
- In-house tooling design and build
- Advanced testing laboratory
Material property analysis
- Rapid prototyping
Specialized engineers and designers
Dedicated prototyping presses
Advanced software and technology
Prototype molds made from wood, epoxy, aluminum, or steel
What certifications do you have?
Gemini Group’s two-shot injection molding facility is ISO 14001:2004, ISO/TS 16949:2009, and WBENC certified. View our Certifications page.
What materials do you work with?
We work with a variety of plastic resins. For a complete list, please visit our Materials page.
Who manufactures your tooling?
We manufacture injection molds, trim and fabrication tooling, and assembly fixtures in-house.
My project requires an NDA. How do I submit that?
You can attach your NDA to our RFQ form or send it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer molding options other than two-shot injection molding?
Two-shot injection molding is just one of Gemini Group’s eight business units. Using the expertise of all our business units along with offering rapid prototyping, in-house tooling and material expertise enables us to evaluate multiple processes and material selection for your unique application. In fact, 9 out of 10 of Gemini Group’s largest customers purchase products from two or more of our processes. Other molding process in which Gemini Group has expertise include:
- Profile extrusion
- Technical blow molding
- Compression molding (including Baypreg and Azdel)
Questions About Two-Shot Injection Molding
What materials are best for two-shot injection molding?
The two-shot injection molding process combines two different plastic resins in one machining cycle. To realize the full benefits of this process, you should choose two compatible materials that can form a molecular bond while simultaneously meeting the functional requirements of your part. Learn about the most common two-shot injection molding materials in our Two-Shot Design Guide, or contact us if you need help choosing compatible materials.
What design considerations should be made for the two-shot injection molding process?
Two-shot injection molding is the ideal process for complex parts. As such, part design often requires a high level of refinement and sophistication. That’s why we’ve developed a Two Shot Design Guide. It provides the foundation you’ll need to start designing for the two-shot molding process.
How much does two-shot injection molding cost?
Two-shot injection molding eliminates the need for secondary processes such as welding and assembly. As such, piece prices tend to be lower for two-shot molded parts compared to multi-component single-shot assemblies. The tooling for two-shot, on the other hand, tends to be more complex and costly than single-shot. Therefore, two-shot injection molding is most cost-efficient for high-volume productions. Request a quote today to see if two-shot molding is the right solution for you.
Contact us today to learn more about the two-shot molding process and Gemini Group’s injection molding division.