Insert Molding

insert molding

Extruded PEEK and Polycarbonate

insert injection molding

2 metal components and 2 polymers

PEEK insert molding

Part insert molded with PEEK

Insert molding (or “insert moulding”) is just one of the many specialized plastic injection molding services Stack Plastics offers. Insert molding is the process of molding or forming plastic parts around other, non-plastic parts, or inserts. The inserted component is most commonly a simple metal object, such as a knife blade or surgical tube, but in some cases inserts can be as complex as batteries and motors. Non-metal materials can also be used in insert-molded components.

Stack Plastics' Insert Moulding Process

Stack Plastics utilizes highly-advanced vertical molding machines specifically designed for insert injection molding. The insert molding process requires very tight tolerances to ensure correct formation of the plastic parts—misalignment of even a fraction of a millimeter can lead to complete failure of the process. Our state-of-the-art insert molding equipment can meet even the most exacting specifications.

To guarantee that the metal insert parts match these specifications, as well, we’ve forged sound working relationships with a number of vendors who supply us with high quality metal insert components. Our customers can supply their own inserts, as well.

Insert Injection Molding Solutions

Our insert moulding services are incredibly flexible and customizable, allowing us to create the ideal solution for your project's unique needs, no matter the requirements or application. We work with a variety of insert molding materials (see below) to give your project the exact properties it requires. From low volume prototypes to full production runs, Stack Plastics has the right experience and equipment to make your project a success.

Request a quote on insert molding, or contact us to learn how we can meet the needs of your project.

Insert Molding Materials

We use a variety of polymers in our insert molding processes, including, but not limited to:

  • Thermoplastics (nylon, polyethylene, polystyrene)
  • Thermosets (epoxy, phenolic)
  • Elastomers

Our injection moulding machines and state-of-the-art equipment enable us to quickly adapt to the near-constant advancements our industry experiences. Advances in polymer technologies open up new avenues for our business each and every year, and we welcome these advances, as we strive to provide our clients with the most current, cutting edge polymer technology.

Industries & Applications for Insert Molding

No matter the function of your injection molded products, whether it be rigorous outdoor use, applications in the consumer environment, or parts on vehicles that leave the earth's atmosphere, our quality has been tested in every possible environment and we proudly stand upon the back of 70 years of exceptional service.

We provide insert moulding services for clients in nearly every industry, including:

Request a quote today or contact Stack Plastics for full-service insert injection molding for your unique application.

Learn more about our injection molding capabilities here.