Many people are not aware of the advantages of thermoset materials. This guide describes the thermoset molding process and how it can benefit you
What is thermoset molding?
Thermoset molding is an irreversible molding process by which malleable forms of plastic are forced into a heated mold and formed into their final shape.
Different from thermoplastic molding
Thermoplastic molding is the reverse process where heated material is injected into a cool mold. The material is then cooled to maintain the final shape of the part.
Why Use Thermoset Molding?
Thermoset materials are generally stronger than thermoplastic materials due to the catalysts that are added to the base compound that cause chemical reactions at the molecular level, forming a harder, irreversible final form. Thermoset plastics cannot be re-melted, only ground and recycled as filler for different applications.
Thermoset molded products have electrical and thermal insulation properties, which make them ideal for electrical and electronic applications. They are resistant to corrosion and have high impact strength, depending on the resin, and are cost competitive with engineered thermoplastics. Using thermoset molding allows producers to maintain tighter tolerances during the molding process compared to similar thermoplastic materials.
Custom Plastic Molding
Manufacturing Services utilizes 6 thermoset injection molding machines and 1 thermoplastic injection molding machine for custom plastic molding. We primarily service the electrical industry, but do and have serviced other industry segments.
All of our products are proudly made in the U.S.A