Reaction injection molding - description of the process

Reaction injection molding (RIM) mixes two or more components in a low-pressure process before injecting them into a forming tool. At a low locking pressure, the reaction mass cures in a chemical process, via polymerization, inside the forming tool. In contrast to thermoplastics, once formed, thermosetting plastics no longer deform when exposed to heat. This makes RIM ideal for low quantities of large, complex, stable, and lightweight components, including 2-component parts.

Benefits of reaction injection molding

  • Prototypes made of multi-component material are possible
  • Very large and complex components
  • Large range of materials from elastic to stiff and transparent through to temperature-resistant
  • Discharge quantity of up to 200 units depending on the tool design, tool material, and part geometry

Machine capacities

2 x Dekumed Unidos 300

1 x Dekumed Unidos 200

1 x Tartler MDM5

1 x Tartler CG52

 

Materials for reaction injection molding

  • For the tools: Plastic block materials of different densities from 0.14 to 1.4; PU systems, close-to-production materials, Shore A40 - D 1.2; EPP; Polyurethane
  • For the parts: Glass-fibre-filled material; rubber

 

Post-processing options

  • Painting

Applications of reaction injection molding

  • For the rapid creation of complex prototypes and functional components
  • Average quantities
  • Close-to-production quality and material
Applications of reaction injection molding

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