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OUR EXPERTISE

Overmolding: Enhancing Product Performance and Aesthetics

Overmolding is a manufacturing process that involves molding two or more materials together to create a single component. 

This process is used to improve the product’s functionality, aesthetics, and durability by incorporating different materials with varying properties into a single part. Overmolding can also be used to create a soft-touch grip or provide additional protection to electronic components.

The two-shot molding process is one particular type of  overmolding. Nonetheless, at FirstMold, we distinguish between these two. We usually refer to the overmolding process as an injection molding process that requires two injection cycles to complete. 

Our team of experienced engineers and technicians work closely with our clients to select the most suitable materials and develop the optimal molding process for their project.

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Why Choose Us

Advantages and Benefits of Overmolding with Firstmold

Choose Firstmold for high-quality overmolding that exceeds your expectations

Expertise in complex designs

Our team of experienced engineers can provide guidance and solutions for overmolding designs with complex geometries or tight tolerances.

Extensive Material Selection​

We offer a wide range of materials for overmolding, including soft-touch materials, high-temperature materials, and biocompatible materials.

Advanced equipment

Firstmold utilizes advanced overmolding equipment, including vertical injection molding machines, to ensure precision and efficiency in the production process.

Quality control

We have strict quality control measures in place to ensure that each overmolded part meets the highest standards for performance and durability.

Cost-effective solutions

Our low-volume production capabilities and efficient production processes allow us to offer cost-effective solutions for overmolding projects of any size.

Proactive communication

We prioritize clear and timely communication with our clients throughout the overmolding process, ensuring that any concerns or questions are addressed promptly.

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Applications of Overmolding in Various Industries

Overmolding is a versatile process that can be used in a wide range of applications. At Firstmold, we have extensive experience in overmolding and have worked with many clients across various industries.

FAQs For Overmolding Services

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What is overmolding?

Overmolding is a process where two or more materials are combined to create a single part. It involves molding a layer of material over a previously molded part to add functionality, durability or aesthetic appeal.

What materials can be used for overmolding?

Overmolding can be done with a variety of materials, including plastics, rubbers, metals, and more. At Firstmold, we use a range of thermoplastics and thermoset materials for overmolding.

What are the benefits of overmolding?

Overmolding can add a variety of benefits to a part, including improved functionality, better grip, increased durability, and aesthetic appeal. It can also reduce the need for additional assembly steps and minimize the number of parts needed.

What types of parts are suitable for overmolding?

Overmolding is commonly used for parts that require added functionality, such as handles, grips, seals, and buttons. It is also used for parts that require protection or insulation, such as electronic components.

How does overmolding differ from two-shot molding?

Overmolding involves molding a layer of material over a previously molded part, while two-shot molding involves molding two different materials simultaneously into a single part. Overmolding is typically used for parts with simpler geometries, while two-shot molding is used for more complex parts.

How can I ensure the quality of overmolded parts?

At Firstmold, we have a rigorous quality control process in place to ensure the highest standards of quality. We use advanced equipment and techniques to test and verify the integrity of each part, and we work closely with our clients to ensure their specifications are met.