Molding

 

 

PROCESS & CAPABILITY

MOLDING

 

 

 

Interplex offers its customers access to fully integrated molding services.

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 plastic injection moldings that we deliver to our valued customers.

Our plastic injection molding tools and stamping tools are designed and built in-house. Precision stampings which have been plated all over, or selectively in Gold or Tin, can be assembled into moldings by hand or automatically if the volume is high.

Other in-house capabilities include heat treatment (both Aluminum and SUS), de-ionized water washing and hydrocarbon washing of parts to meet RoHS requirements.

Interplex is currently certified to ISO 9001:2008,  ISO 14000, and IATF 16949.

Insert Molding

Interplex, a world leader in insert molding and insert molding technology, including reel-to-reel, rotary and shuttle insert molding technology, integrates molding processes with its precision metal stamping and electroplating capabilities to offer customers a comprehensive solution.

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. By providing stamping and insert molding services to customers in a vertically integrated environment, Interplex reduces total acquisition costs and improves quality by eliminating potential defects between processes.

Interplex’s integrated insert molding capabilities produce a diverse portfolio of products including semi-conductor packages, automotive sensors, medical components, electrical connectors, hybrid inverters, power driver systems and many other types of molded subsystems.

A global insert molding professional, Interplex’s design and manufacturing expertise in insert molded solutions along with its application expertise in electronic packaging and connector technology enables Interplex to develop, design and deploy turnkey solutions to customers’ electronic packaging needs globally.

Interplex develops electronic packaging solutions for applications such as micro modules found in smart cards & RFID tags, semi-conductor applications like LEDs, MEMs and RF power, wire bondable connector packages for temperature, motion, pressure sensors and connector systems.

Interplex’s robust internal insert molding tooling and design capabilities ensure all tools exceed customer requirements.

Interplex CAD packages for insert molding tools:

  • Interplex employs top-of-the-line CAD packages such as AutoCAD, and CADKEY, as well 3D packages such as Pro E and SolidWorks for mold and part design.
  • Each facility has in-house surface grinding, programmable CNC centers, sinker EDM and wire-cut EDM technologies.

Insert Molding Machines we utilize:

  • Nissei
  • Arburg
  • Battenfeld
  • Autojector
  • Newbury
  • Techmire
  • Dassert
  • Engel
Injection Molding

Interplex offers plastic injection molding services and is equipped with a wide range of molding machines with clamping forces ranging from 30 to 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.

These are complemented with various secondary processes including ultrasonic welding, laser marking and robotic spray painting. This integrated solution reduces total manufacturing time and manages overall cost effectively.

Our capabilities include:

  • Design and fabrication of molding tools (up to 850 tons)
  • Injection molding machines (30 to 650 tons)
  • Molding of precision engineering parts, including high-speed, electric, vertical, and double shot molding
  • Secondary processes such as ultrasonic welding, heat staking, laser marking, robotic spray painting, and assembly
Rubber Molding

Our in-house rubber formulation and molding facilities can meet our customers’ most precise requirements for customized precision rubber components used in the Automotive, Consumer Electronics and Mobile industries. We also have the expertise required to produce rubber/metal-bonded parts for printer rollers.

Compounds commonly used:

  • Silicone
  • Neoprene
  • Butyl
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
  • Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPDM)

Our capabilities include:

  • In-house raw material compounding and mixing
  • Speciality in rubber-metal bonding
  • Fully automatic hot presses (80 to 250 tons)