Designers and engineers are often not as familiar with structural foam molding as they are with standard plastic injection molding.
Miles Products created this guide to highlight the many opportunities structural foam molding offers manufacturers.
This free PDF e-book covers:
Specifications and tips for reference while planning to work with structural foam molding.
Radii and Fillets
Bosses and Ribs
Plus more design tips
Also in the guide are details on:
The guide explains various structural foam molding processes, techniques and its unique advantages.
Multi-Nozzle Technology. The introduction of multiple nozzles allows for the production of larger and more complex parts, up to 72″x72″x24: in size. This technique is also used to mold multiple parts simultaneously.
Gas-assisted molding uses pressurized gas to aid and improve the plastic material flow. The guide goes through the process and benefits.
Also known as structural web, gas-assist molding gives designers more flexibility during production of large plastic parts. The process allows the molding of thinner walls and the use of features such as taller ribs and bosses.
The large durable parts are particularly well suited for certain industries, products and demanding applications. Some of these industries and types of parts are listed.
Assembly and secondary operations are highlighted. These include fasteners and inserts commonly used, typical snap-fit joints and specs, painting and finishing techniques.