Soft and hard, quiet and stable – these apparent contrasts can also by achieved be combining plastics and other materials.
For example, magnetic metal is overmolded with plastic. Although invisible from the outside, this allows cover flaps to be held and seamlessly integrated into the construction.
However, what sounds so simple is a complex process, because every material has specific properties that must be carefully considered in advance and taken into account in our production process. We manufacture all variants of multi-material compounds:
Injection-molded hybrids are compounds with a high degree of design freedom, precision and little effort in post-processing. Different functions can be realized in one component, opening up new possibilities.
Thanks to multi-material compounds, we can stiffen sheet metal structures, stabilize them geometrically and add additional functions such as screw-in domes, snap couplings and guide elements.
Injection-molded plastic-metal hybrids, as well as plastic-plastic hybrids, utilize the properties of the compound partners involved, which enables the economical production of multifunctional products. We use this technology in the field of filtration, lightweight construction and special applications (ropes).
In insert technology, weight and volume of the plastic part predominate. It serves as a supporting structure for introducing functional elements, such as threaded inserts, shafts, bushes, and much more.
In contrast to the insert technology, outsert technology typically involves partially overmolding a metallic product with high demands for dimensional stability, rigidity and strength, or molding plastic elements. Different functional and connector elements such as bearings, sliding rails, snap couplings, stops and screwed fittings can be injected form locking into the mounting holes made in the metal body.