It’s hard to deliver finished items to market efficiently and affordably when you manually add layers of elastomeric materials to plastic parts on the shop floor. Optimize your process with overmolding services from Bruin Manufacturing.
Bruin Manufacturing is a fully integrated plastic injection molding company that specializes in bonding softer layers of materials to structural components for critical applications. From one-off prototypes to large scale production runs, our plastic injection overmolding solutions can improve a part or end product while reducing labor and materials.
Overmolding is an injection molding technique that combines multiple plastic or elastomeric materials to create versatile, high performance finished products. It’s often used to bond a flexible material with a rigid, structural substrate to enhance functionality, durability, or appearance. Additional advantages include:
Plastic Injection Overmolding Applications
A variety of thermoplastic materials can be overmolded, from soft plastics such as urethanes and thermoplastic elastomers to hard plastics like nylon and polycarbonate. This provides enhanced design flexibility, which benefits an array of industries.
Commonly called plastic overmolding or elastomeric overmolding, the process is employed to produce a wide range of items. Here are a few examples:
In many circumstances, overmolding lowers the time and cost necessary to manufacture a part. Molding directly to a component’s surface reduces assembly steps and labor hours.
Bruin Manufacturing provides custom plastic injection overmolding for a wide range of demanding applications.
We offer the following services:
Additionally, our facility operates with a lights out production concept in which production lines operate around the clock. When the mold is created and processes are finalized, only one operator is needed to set up the production run. Once underway, the machines operate unattended. This curbs labor needs, a cost reduction we happily pass along to our customers.
Our team will partner with you to develop proper mold design and select the best materials for the job. We have 60 plastic injection molding presses with sizes ranging from 25-165 tons and utilize a pioneering hot runner system that meets the tightest tolerances, offers design flexibility, and produces items with reduced cycle times.
Contact us for more information about our plastic injection overmolding services.