3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2012 10:19 AM by Virgil Valentine

    Overmold

    Virgil Valentine

      I have a part with multiple areas that need an overmold. Does there have to be a path designed into the main plastic connecting the areas or is that left up to the molder?

        • Re: Overmold
          JOHN GEORGE

          Virgil,

          It's depends on how you wanted to do the overmold (entirely upto the part complexcity)

          You can do the first shot in one mold and do the second shot in another mold (In two different machines) or first shot and second shot in the same mold/same machine rotated 180 degrees (with a two shot molding machine)

           

          These are completely upto the part shape/size and material.

          • Re: Overmold
            Pasi Entaban

            We usually design these in- or at least add notes to drawings stating where they should not be. Especially if its important that the paths/runners between parts occur in certain locations only.