► Insert Molding
► Two Shot Molding
► Microcellular Molding
► Parts Assembly
► Tooling Support
MuCell® molding is state of the art processing equipment and methodology providing our customers with cost effective solutions to difficult traditional molding problems.
Our facilities support both horizontal and vertical equipment for MuCell® molding. A long history of development utilizing MuCell® technology allows us to offer our customers the full advantage of this advanced foam molding technology. Unlike traditional injection foam molding, MuCell® allows us to maintain the properties of conventional molded parts while benefitting from the reduced weight and improved stability of MuCell® processed parts. Product design is generally not impacted by considerations to utilize the MuCell® process.
Most engineering and filled polymers are able to be processed without significant compromise to performance or durability. The added benefits achieved are greater stability, less built in stress and a resultant reduction in warp and distortion. With our vertical MuCell® molding capabilities, complex insert molded parts using delicate traces and difficult fill patterns can typically be achieved with less scrap and better control. Due to the lower pressures and softer fills, delicate items can be overmolded without much of the traditional displacement and resultant need for excessive control features. This simplifies molds and makes the process and product more robust. In straight molding applications, reduced weight, faster cycles and less distortion result in better product quality and cost. All this is achieved without the need for expensive custom plastic materials or additives and without the uncertainty of large voids or other internal defects.
As with other engineered processes Plainfield Precision is available early in the development cycle to advise our customers on incorporating MuCell® processes into their products. The customer’s existing tooling frequently can be utilized to demonstrate the superiority of a MuCell® processed part.