The efficient injection moulding in-house process
Team leader Engineering Arjen Diederen
Sales | Project management
Every project starts with a conversation between the client and one of our specialists. Our salespeople are all technically skilled and have extensive experience. They can give the right advice at an early stage. We provide clear information during the quotation phase, but also through the rest of the process. In addition, we guarantee absolute confidentiality. The fact that we carry out the entire process in-house contributes to this.
Each project is supervised by one of our project leaders. They are the link between our production and the customer, and their direct point of contact. Our project leaders work closely with the sales team, our quality experts and logistics specialists.
Computer-aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
With our customers, everything revolves around the right design. We translate their ideas into an optimal model for an injection mould. For the mould design our engineers work with the software VISI CAD. This system can process the most common data formats, such as CATIA, NX, IGES, and STEP.
When the design of the mould is ready, CAM software WorkNC is used to create the programmes for the milling department for all parts of the product-forming mould in a short period of time. The direct lines of communication between our CAD/CAM department and the milling department guarantee short lead times in mould production.
In the milling department, a modern fleet of five-axis milling machines is used to produce the various mould parts.
We have milling machines with a reach of up to four metres. Our small machines are equipped with an automated pallet-changing system, allowing all machines to run unmanned 24/7.
Tool surface treatment
We can provide aluminium or steel moulds with different textures. These can be applied by etching or by using the most modern laser techniques.
Because we work with leading and certified suppliers from the automotive industry for these technologies, we can guarantee a surface according to a customer’s specifications.
Besides applying a coating, the moulds can also be hardened.
Hot runner assembly
Our base lies in the plastics industry, so we have a lot of expertise in injection moulding and material technology. We have injection moulding machines with a clamping force ranging from 150 tons up to and including 2,000 tons, with different capacities. This enables us to produce virtually all types of injection moulded product for customers.
The injection moulding techniques we have in-house include, among others:
- MuCell (with core back expansion)
- 2K injection moulding
- Gas-assisted injection moulding
- Foil, fabric, or composite overmoulding
- Overmoulding of inserts in all forms/shapes