LSR 2-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic)
LSR 2-Shot or multi-component injection molding is sometimes referred to as overmolding, in-mold, assembly injection molding or twin shot. In general, this process consists of injecting LSR immediately after a thermoplastic substrate has been molded in the same injection molding machine. This process allows for the best features of both materials to be taken advantage of, while simultaneously reducing or eliminating post-molding assembly operations. The greatest benefit is the reduction or elimination of post-processing steps as well as the integration of several functions, parts and materials into one component, fused for life. Additionally, initial investments are reduced as only one tool is required to create the component. Qualification, inspection costs for the tool and product are reduced.
SIMTEC prides itself in being at the forefront of the LSR 2-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic) technology.¬† SIMTEC is ready to bring these specialties to your applications, customizing each step of the process to create a superior end-product that makes the most of the inherent benefits of both LSR and these processes. Additionally, SIMTEC invested in the largest LSR/Thermoplastic injection machine outside of Europe in 2011, which has a 350 ton clamping force!
LSR 2-Shot technology allows for part weight optimization, complex designs, materials integration– if several parts and functions are needed. It brings also solutions to¬† complicated geometries along with consistent thickness throughout the part, in conjunction with high precision and tight tolerance.
More information about the different forms of LSR 2-Shot can be found in our blog entry,¬† LSR 2-Shot Experience and Expertise.