ABOUT Micro Molding
Technology: Micro Molding Services are plastics molding services for producing micro-featured plastic parts. Processes include injection micro molding and insert micro molding. Micro molding is characterized by the production of small parts usually weighing under a gram and often having tightly tolerance features. An important aspect of micro molding is the handling of parts after molding. They are often put onto tape and reels or lead frames for later automated insertion.Provides an alternative to micro machiningCapable of high volume production
Advantages: Micro molding services can produce small intricate plastic parts that are beyond the capabilities of ordinary injection molding
Limitations of Micro Molding ServicesStill a developing technologyRequires special injection molding equipment capable of small shot sizes as well as special auxiliary equipment, materials, etc.
Applications: Micro molding is particular well suited to producing diminutive, feature rich parts used in medical, electronics products, etc.Cell phone componentsSurgical toolsHearing aidsMicroelectronicsMicro-optics