• Two shot injection mold design consideration

    This article discusses basic consideration for designing two-shot injection molds, which is referred to also as dual-shot, dual-injection, double-shot, double-injection, multi-shot, 2k molding, and overmolding Before tool design, one should check machine injection unit Injection unit sometimes constrain the tooling¬†type. Material shrinkages for each material should be considered. Shrinkage may cause warpage and flash if those are not made up properly in tooling phase. If there is big different in melt temperature between materials, toolheat balancing should be .studied Tooling should consider gate location, access, allowable gate vestige. Draft angle in 2K molding is very critical factor which deciding wheremolded part stuck and rotating. In 1st shot molding, molded part should be stuck on rotating core and 2nd shot molding, molded part should remain on the side of ejecting system employed.   If part design imposing creating shut-off surface with molded part after rotating,Draft angle on shut-off surface should be…

    Mold design January 13, 2020
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