For Two Shot Molding, a multi-shot mold is needed. There are several types of multi-shot molding available, such as over-molds, core-back, and multi-station molds. The right mold selection depends on part geometry, volume, quality, and molder capacity/capability.
In 2-Shot injection molding, a polymer is injected over a molded plastic insert to combine the best features of different materials while reducing or eliminating additional assembly operations. This reduction or elimination of post-processing steps is one of the biggest economical advantages of the 2-Shot silicone injection moulding process. For this kind of silicone injection moulding, a multi-shot mold is needed. There are several types of multi-shot silicone injection moulding available, such as over-molds, core-back, and multi-station molds. The right mold selection depends on part geometry, volume, quality, and molder capacity/capability.
Two shot (2K) injection thermoplastic molding dates back several decades, from the multicolor molding of typewriter keys (to produce permanent characters on the keys), to the integration of the multiple parts that make up a car’s headlights. This process has since advanced to allow for the consistent and cost-effective manufacture of multicolor/multifunction thermoplastic/thermoset products for a variety of innovative applications. SIMTEC Silicone Parts prides itself in being at the forefront of two shot LSR/Thermoplastic technology.