In the course of the 19th Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Congress APAC in Shanghai, Dr. Hans Wobbe will be holding a lecture about “Lightweight design – new production equipment with up to 50% higher productivity for foam injection molding”.
The process of injection molding for foamed components has grown from few molders in the past to a popular process in recent years. With solutions available today to avoid poor surface qualities – the only real disadvantage involved in foam injection molding – this process has grown to be a real alternative to compact injection molding.The key for this lies in the mold. The latest tempering techniques (dynamic variotherm processes) open up an even wider range of applications for foam injection molding. Bu a breakthrough concerning productivity based on faster cycle times due to a new mold design and a special adaption of the injection molding machine to the foaming process offers additional benefit.
This is why processors should consider the process of physical foaming as an alternative technique of standard injection molding, in order to step up productivities.