How is Micro-Molding Different from Conventional Molding?

March 03, 2021

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Micro-injection molding has become a fast-growing segment of injection molding, although it needs different technology to address specific needs. Conventional molding technologies have been used in the past for micro-molding but new machine and injection unit designs have become necessary to produce the best micro-molded parts.

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda:

  • The differences between micro and conventional molding
  • The different technologies within micro-molding: two component, LSR, MIM, etc.
  • What is needed by a micro molder to acheive the best part quality, lowest plastic consumption, fastest cycle time, and repeatability?

 

Presenter:

Mike Formella

West Coast Regional Director, Wittmann Battenfeld

Mike is the West Coast Regional Director for Injection Molding Machines for Wittmann Battenfeld. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from UCLA and has over 30 years of experience in the plastics industry. He has worked in the industry, including Sumitomo SHI Demag and Milacron, since 1998, in addition to starting his career by selling materials, additives, and hot runners.