What is Overmolding?
Overmolding is a two-shot plastic injection molding process that creates a single part by combining two different but complimentary thermoplastic materials.
The first shot, the substrate, is usually composed of more rigid plastic and is designed to accept the second shot, second material, usually a softer and more flexible material such as rubber or thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), called the overmold. The overmold is typically composed of a softer, more flexible plastic-like rubber.
By mechanically or chemically bonding two plastic materials, creating a seamless and cohesive final product.
LSR Overmolding Service
Yjc Polymer stands out as a premier LSR overmolding manufacturer, with over 20 years of experience in delivering cost-effective solutions for precision Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and plastic or metal overmolding components and assemblies.
Why Choose Us?
We employ high-precision injection molding machines and advanced control systems to monitor and adjust key parameters like temperature, pressure, and speed in real-time, ensuring stable and consistent LSR injection. This precise control guarantees consistent product dimensions and quality, meeting the stringent demands for high-quality LSR products from our customers. Whether it's small-batch or large-scale production, we maintain a high level of accuracy throughout the manufacturing process.
Yjc Polymer stands out in multi-material molding, incorporating two-shot, insert, and overmolding techniques. This advantage allows us to combine different LSR materials with other materials in a single mold, enabling diverse and complex product designs. We provide flexibility to meet various performance requirements, customize colors, simplify manufacturing processes, and enhance product quality, positioning us as a leading provider in the LSR injection molding industry.
Extensive Production Capacity
Our advanced manufacturing facility features over 10 sets of LSR injection machines ranging from 60 to 160 tons, providing extensive production capacity and flexibility. We leverage advanced control technology to deliver high-quality LSR products promptly and offer customized solutions to meet specific customer requirements.
Comprehensive Overmolding Products Solutions
Our comprehensive services encompass the entire Overmolding molding process, offering value-added solutions from design and prototyping to packaging and delivery. Count on us to provide tailored services and outstanding support at every stage of your project.
Trusted Manufacturer Of LSR Overmolding Products
Yjc Polymer silicone parts is a trusted partner for major OEMs worldwide, specializing in the overmolding process to deliver top-notch parts. With two decades of experience in liquid silicone rubber (LSR) components, advanced production capabilities, and exceptional quality and metrology systems, we are well-equipped to meet your project needs.
Materials Used For Overmolding
We offer a wide range of materials for overmolding projects, depending on the geometry, complexity, and requirements of your project. These materials can be divided into three different categories, including:
Rigid Plastics: ABS, Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, Acrylic, Nylon, POM, PTFE, PBT/PBT-PC, PEEK, HDPE, PVC, PPS,PI, PAI, UPE/UHMW, PVDF, ULTEM (PEI)
Flexible Plastics: PS, PET, EVA Foam, EPS Foam, PU Foam
Rubber Plastics: TPU, Silicon Rubber
|± 0.02 mm, with an included resin tolerance that can be greater but no less than 0.02 mm
|Tolerances consistent with substrate molds
|± 0.02 mm
Painting the surface with standard colors or Pantone matching, including Primer and topcoat. Masking available; EMI (copper) paint.
Creating textures on the molds so that it shows on the final product. This finishing option includes matte, swirls, patterns, and lines.
We can install the most commonly used and popular standard inserts in UNF and metric sizes.
Engrave part numbers, designs, logos, or any other specified printing onto your parts.
Range of SPI finishes from Grade 3 diamond / high polish to 320 stone low polish.
Application of an ink-based design to the surface.
Interior, non-cosmetic finish according to the geometry of the mold.
As the name suggests, the mold will remain ‘as it is’ – without any secondary texturing or polishing.
Applications of Overmolding
● Soft-grip handles for hand tools
● Toothbrush grips
● Medical device handles and grips
● Automotive interior components like steering wheels and shift knobs
● Electrical connectors and cables with strain relief
● Sealed and waterproof electronics
● Multi-colored or multi-material parts for consumer goods
● Industrial equipment with ergonomic grips
● Outdoor and sports equipment handles
● Wearable technology for comfortable, durable wearables.