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About TPR Overmolding Mold: Innovating Design Possibilities for the Automotive Industry

TPR overmolding molds are revolutionizing the automotive industry by offering innovative design possibilities. This technique involves the overmolding of a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) onto a rigid plastic substrate, resulting in a soft-touch surface with enhanced grip and durability.

 

In the automotive industry, TPR overmolding molds are being used to create soft-touch interior components such as door handles, steering wheels, and gear shift knobs. These components not only provide a better tactile experience for the driver and passengers but also improve safety by reducing the risk of slippage and improving grip.

 

Moreover, TPR overmolding molds enable the creation of intricate designs and shapes that were previously not possible with traditional molding techniques. This is because the TPE material can be molded around corners and edges, giving designers greater flexibility and freedom to create more complex shapes.

 

Another advantage of TPR overmolding molds is their ability to combine different materials with varying properties. For example, a rigid plastic substrate can be overmolded with a TPE material that has a different color, texture, or even a different durometer (hardness). This opens up a range of possibilities for creating products with unique properties and characteristics.

 

Additionally, TPR overmolding molds offer several other benefits, such as improved resistance to chemicals, UV light, and temperature extremes. This makes them suitable for use in harsh environments, such as in the automotive industry, where components are exposed to a range of environmental conditions.

 

In conclusion, TPR overmolding molds are innovating design possibilities for the automotive industry by offering a range of benefits such as improved safety, enhanced grip, intricate designs, and unique material combinations. As this technique continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more exciting innovations in the automotive industry and other industries that use plastic molding techniques.

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Date:2021-8-10

FAQ/ Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

As a plastic mold and injection molding company in China, we prepared answers for following most frequent asked queries for you, for more queries are always be here for you.

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1. What info needed to get a correct mold quotation? How fast does it take to quote a project?

1)2D or 3D product drawing is needed for a mold quote;

2) If special requirement on mold steel, mold life, cavity quantity, hot runner requirement, part material, forecasted year quantity. Complete information will help to a most suitable cost effective, value added mold solution.

3) Normally take 2 working days to quote a new mold project seriously, and expedite quote is also available.

 

 

2. What’s the payment condition in TKB Mold?

1) New customer for mold: T/T 50% deposit, 50% against sample approval.

2) Mold modification: 100% upon sample approval.

3) Injection molding parts: 50% deposit, 50% before shipment.

4) VIP customer special terms: to be negotiated.

 

 

3. What’s the price terms/freight TKB mold will offer?

  • Normally TKB will offer ex-work TKB price for injection mold and plastic parts.
  • Free mold trial shotting samples free of charge and with freight to collect.
  • VIP customer special terms: to be negotiated.

 

 

4. What’s lead-time for a plastic mold and injection molding processes?

  • Injection mold lead-time counted from mold drawing approval and receipt of deposit to first mold trial(T1), and the difficulty of the molds determines how much time is needed, normally 20 to 60 days.
  • Injection molding lead-time counted from sample approval and receipt of deposit to production finish, order quantity determines how much time is needed, normally 7 to 15 days.

 

 

5. Will TKB send DMF to customer?

Yes,TKB Mold will send DFM (design for manufacturing) analysis and even mold flow analysis prior to the start of mold construction for customer review/approval.

 

 

6. Will TKB send mold design for approval?

After DMF approval, TKB will send the mould design for approval, and TKB will not start steel-cut before getting customers written approval of mold design.

 

 

7. How many plastic samples will be free provided?

TKB normally would provide 10~20 shots first mold trial shooting samples with gate(if have) free of charge according to the size of the parts, it would be freight to collect.

 

 

8. Which side provides plastic resin for injection mold trial?

TKB can provided plastic resin, if needed customer can provide the plastic resin the same.

 

 

9. How to make sure of quality before shipment?

shipment can be arranged only after TKB QC inspection PASS, or customer QC inspection PASS, or third-party inspection PASS if required. And TKB will always be there to provide full support.

 

 

10. How will TKB keep record of all mold data.

TKB will keep record of all final approved 2D, 3D mold drawing, modifications document, and send to customer for file to avoid future confusion in case engineering change is needed.

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