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About TPR Overmolding Mold: The Key to Producing Soft-Touch Products

Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) overmolding, also known as TPR overmolding, is becoming increasingly popular for creating soft-touch products. TPR overmolding molds are used to produce a range of soft-touch products such as handles, grips, and other components, providing a comfortable and tactile experience for users.

 

TPR overmolding involves the injection molding of a TPE material over a rigid plastic substrate, creating a soft-touch surface. The TPE material has properties of both rubber and plastic, making it an ideal material for producing soft-touch products.

 

One of the key advantages of TPR overmolding molds is that they allow designers to create soft-touch products with complex geometries. Unlike traditional injection molding techniques, TPR overmolding allows TPE material to be molded over sharp corners and complex shapes, ensuring that the final product is comfortable and ergonomic for users.

 

Another advantage of TPR overmolding is the ability to customize the product’s feel and texture. The hardness, texture, and color of the TPE material can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of the product. This means that designers have greater flexibility in creating unique soft-touch products that meet the needs of their customers.

 

TPR overmolding molds also offer excellent durability and resilience. The TPE material used in the process is resistant to chemicals, UV light, and temperature extremes, ensuring that the final product is durable and long-lasting.

 

In conclusion, TPR overmolding molds are the key to producing soft-touch products that are comfortable, tactile, and durable. With the ability to create complex geometries and customize the feel and texture of the product, TPR overmolding is becoming an increasingly popular choice for designers and manufacturers looking to create unique and innovative products.

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Date:2021-8-10

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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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