Interplex offers customers access to fully integrated molding capabilities. All stages of the molding process— from computer-aided design through tool-making and production to assembly— are controlled in-house, much of it on custom-built equipment. This is essential to maintain the high quality and reliability of the customized detailed moldings that we deliver to our valued customers.
Our insert molding, plastic injection molding and rubber molding capabilities are complemented by other value-added in-house capabilities such as heat treatment (both Aluminum and Stainless Steel), deionized water washing and hydrocarbon washing of parts to meet RoHS requirements.
Interplex is currently ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14000 and IATF 16949 certified.
Insert molding is a process whereby a part— often a metal stamped part— is subjected to the injection of thermoplastic around it to create a new, discrete component. Interplex is a renowned leader in insert molding, and has expertise in reel-to-reel, rotary and shuttle insert molding technology.
With an expansive global footprint and comprehensive suite of capabilities, we can integrate molding processes with our in-house precision metal stamping and electroplating capabilities. This allows us to offer customers a comprehensive solution for their end application needs, all while reducing total acquisition costs and improving quality by eliminating potential defects between processes.
Our design and manufacturing expertise in insert molded solutions along with application expertise in electronic packaging and connector technology enables us to develop, design and deploy turnkey solutions to fulfil our customers’ electronic packaging needs.
Types of Applications for Molded Subsystems
- Automotive sensors
- Electrical connectors
- Hybrid inverters
- Medical components
- Power driver systems
- Semiconductor packages
Types of Applications for Electronic Packaging
- Micro modules found in smart cards and RFID tags
- Semiconductor applications like LEDs, microelectromechanical systems and radio frequency power
- Wire bondable connector packages for temperature, motion, pressure sensors and connector systems
Our robust internal insert molding tooling and design capabilities ensure all tools exceed customer requirements. We employ top-of-the-line CAD packages such as AutoCAD, and CADKEY, as well as 3D packages such as Pro E and SolidWorks for mold and part design.
Our facilities utilize leading insert molding equipment from brands shown below. Each facility has in-house surface grinding, programmable CNC centers, sinker EDM and wire-cut EDM technologies to support insert molding operations.
Our Equipment (Brands)
- Wittmann Battenfeld
Interplex’s global facilities are equipped with a wide range of plastic injection molding equipment with tonnage ratings ranging from 30 – 650 tons.
Our highly skilled engineers and technicians work on our computerized injection molding machines to ensure that each molded part meets the product specifications of our customers. Our injection molding tools and stamping tools are designed and built in-house. Precision stamped components which have been plated (either entirely or selectively in Gold or Tin) can be assembled into moldings by hand or via an automated process if the volume is high.
Our expertise spans across many domains in the engineering and manufacturing value chain, and are complemented by various in-house processes. As an integrated solutions provider with a global footprint we take pride in helping our valued customers reduce total manufacturing time and manage overall cost effectively.
Our Injection Molding Capabilities
- Design and fabrication of molding tools (up to 850 tons)
- Double-shot molding
- Electric molding
- High-speed molding
- Vertical molding
Our Complementary In-house Value-added Capabilities
- Heat staking
- Laser marking
- Robotic spray painting
- Ultrasonic welding
As a rubber molding professional, Interplex’s in-house rubber formulation and molding facilities are capable of meeting our customers’ most precise requirements for customized precision rubber components and specialty rubber-metal bonded parts.
- Imaging & Printing
- White Goods
- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)
- Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPDM)
- Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
Our Rubber Molding Capabilities
- Fully automatic hot presses (80 – 250 tons)
- In-house raw material compounding and mixing
- Specialty in rubber-metal bonding