Tri-Mack's thermoplastic composite R&D team tested the bond strength of our hybrid molded bond in comparison to industry standard adhesive.
The results are exciting.
About Tri-Mack Hybrid Molding:
Combine the design flexibility and complex geometries offered by injection molded thermoplastics with the performance of UD thermoplastic composites.
We offer in-mold forming and assembly in our robotic injection mold, with a bond that beats the industry standard thermoplastic.
We lay up UD thermoplastic composite tape on our automated Relay machine to create a tailored blank panel. No hand layups.
We then consolidate this blank panel in our 500-ton press. From here, we mill the thermoplastic composite panel into the shapes you need to create blanks for hybrid over-molding.
Tri-Mack designs and builds the tooling and molds in-house. For hybrid molding, these injection molds also function to press form the thermoplastic composite blank into a shape. The blank is heated in an IR oven in the hybrid molding cell and is transported to the mold. The mold contains the hardware for the over-molded assembly. Once the mold closes in on the thermoplastic panel, the panel forms into a shape. The injection molded thermoplastic shoots over the formed blank to bond the hardware in place, creating complex geometries for your application and resulting in a fully formed assembly straight from the injection mold.