Extruded PEEK and Polycarbonate
2 metal components and 2 polymers
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 object, such as a knife blade or surgical tube, but in some cases inserts can be as complex as a battery or motor.
Stack Plastics' Insert Moulding Process
Stack Plastics utilizes highly-advanced vertical molding machines that are 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. We will also work with customer-supplied inserts, as your project requires.
Though it’s not technically insert molding, molding threads into plastic parts is a common production option that we provide. Internal or external threads can be molded directly into the part profile. Molding threads into your part makes it easy to attach other components via screw threads.
Threads in all sizes and types (fine, coarse, etc.) can be injection molded. Some of the most commonly specified threads for molded plastic components include tapered pipe threads, buttress threads, and American Standard machine screw threads (60° sharp threads).
There are a number of important factors to consider when designing threads for injection molded plastic parts, including thread profile width, thread radius, thread cross section, location, and spacing, among others. Whatever your design needs may be, we have the molding capabilities to create threads that meet your requirements.
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.
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)
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. 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:
Contact Us for Insert Injection Molding & More
We have the injection molding experience and expertise to deliver the complex parts your project require. Request a quote today or contact Stack Plastics for full-service insert injection molding for your unique application.