Molding

 

 

PROCESS & CAPABILITY

MOLDING

 

 

 

Interplex offers its customers access to fully integrated molding services.

Key to the high level of quality, reliability and attention to detail built into the company’s custom-designed plastic injection moldings is that all stages of the process from computer aided design through tool-making and production to assembly are controlled in-house, much of it on custom-built equipment.

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), DI water wash and hydrocarbon washing of parts to meet RoHS requirements.

Interplex is currently certified with ISO9001:2008 and ISO 14000 and in progress for IATF 16949.

Types of Precision Machining:

  • Precision Bar Turning
  • Precision Turning
  • Precision Milling
  • Precision Tapping and Drilling
Insert Molding

Interplex, a world leader in insert molding and insert molding technology, including reel-to-reel, rotary and shuttle insert molding technology, integrates the process 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 its stamping and insert molding 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 assemblies and many other type of molded sub-assemblies.

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

Interplex develops electronic packaging solutions in applications for Micro-Modules found in Smart cards & RFID tag, Semi-Conductors applications like LEDs, MEMs and RF Power, Wire bondable connector packages for temperature, motion, pressure sensors and Connector assemblies.

Interplex maintains a robust internal insert molding tooling and design capability to assure all tools exceed customer requirements.

Interplex CAD packages for insert molding tools:

  • For mold and part design: Interplex employs top CAD packages such as AutoCAD, and Cadkey, as well 3D packages such as Pro E and Solidworks.
  • Each facility has in-house surface grinding, programmable CNC centers, sinker EDM and wire cutting EDM technologies.

Insert Molding Machines we utilize:

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

Interplex offers Plastic Injection and Rubber Molding 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 complimented with various secondary processes including ultrasonic welding, laser marking and robotic spray painting. This integrated solution reduces total manufacturing time and manage overall cost effectively.

Our molding capabilities include:

  • Design and fabrication of molding tools (up to 850 tons)
  • Injection molding machines ranging from 30 to 650 tons
  • Capabilities in Precision Engineering Parts, including High Speed, Electric, Vertical & 2 Shot Molding
  • Secondary processes – Ultrasonic Welding, Heat Stake, Laser Marking, Robotic Spray Painting and Assemblies.
Rubber Molding

Our in-house rubber formulation and molding facilities can meet your most exact requirements for customized precision rubber components used in the Automotive, Consumer Electronics and Mobile industries. We also have the expertise in producing 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)

Other features:

  • In-house raw material compounding and mixing
  • Specialize in rubber-metal bonding
  • Fully automatic hot presses ranging from 80 to 250 tons