Overmoulding involves uses several moulds to create a finished product. Each of the constituent parts is produced by means of traditional injection moulding processes, i.e. by melting plastic powder or granules and injecting it into a mould under high pressure, with the mould being shaped as the intended end product.
The parts are then manually or automatically transferred into another mould and another machine, where they are covered with another synthetic material.
Because parts are usually transferred from one mould to the next manually, the lead times are often slightly longer, as manual work simply takes longer than automated processes.
At Rompa Group, we mainly transfer products from one mould to the next manually, as this lets us monitor the quality of our products more carefully throughout the process, allowing us to guarantee optimal quality.
However, we have also automated several of our transfer processes to increase our production speeds and get more products to our customers in less time.