Not only we design and manufacture molds in resin, aluminum, zamak and steel; we are also involved throughout the whole process, from idea to reality. Our factories in Spain and China provide the experience and resources needed to address major launches, managing projects with more than 50 simultaneous moulds. We validate designs, thoroughly check quality standards and homologate production cycles in our associated testing centers, thus minimizing and optimizing setup on our client´s facilities. Our designs and moulds allow to manufacture parts, produced with the following technologies we skillfully manage:
Thermoplastics injection has become the most advanced industrial process in the production of plastic parts worldwide. Design, simulation, sensing and monitoring technologies allow the manufacturing of highly demanding parts, both in size and dimensions, in extremely low cycles, allowing for components with complex geometries at profitable and competitive costs.
Gas Assisted Moulding
This technology involves injecting gas within the plastic piece while the conventional injection process goes on. The gas is introduced either at the end of injection cycle, during compaction or during cooling of the piece. As a result of this, gas displaces molten plastic, leaving only one cold layer in contact with the mould. The final piece will be “hollow” in areas where the gas has displaced the plastic.
MuCell® technology involves injecting a plastic solution with liquefied gas, so that once this solution is inside the mould, gas will vaporize, creating a porous plastic structure. This gas vaporization generates bubbles, and acts as second pressure (maintenance phase), expanding and contracting the material, therefore eliminating the need of the injection phase in the machine.
Injecting of a plastic on to another, which has been previously injected in the same cavity or another one. Moulds working with two cavities can be integrated to the rotating platter or use the injection machine´s platter. We have designed several sets of “floodgate moulds” in which the second cavity is opened by a hydraulic actuator and through an alternate injection system soft material is allowed to enter, allowing in seconds the correct fusion between the two thermoplastics.
Injection over woven fabrics
This technology involves injecting plastic over a woven sheet of special materials, so that the face side of the piece retains the aesthetic aspect of the sheet. With the mould opened, this sheet is placed on one the mould´s side. This sheet can be placed hot, conforming to the piece´s shape, or as is. The mould the is closed, resulting in sheet to take the shape of the piece, and then plastic is injected, which will push the sheet against the mould´s face while it fills the rest of the piece.
RIM (Reaction Injection Moulding, Injection Moulding-Reaction) is a technique used to produce plastic parts by means of a low-pressure injection of thermosetting resins in moulds. Different types of moulds can be used, but resin moulds are most frequently used. It is mainly used for small series built from a model produced by rapid prototyping.
This process consists of several phases, the first one being the acquiring of the material to be blown (parison extrusion), followed by the blowing phase that takes place in the mould with the final geometry. Subsequently, the part is cooled and ejected. To facilitate the cooling of the piece, moulds feature with a cooling system, therefore increasing productivity levels.
Sheet moulding compound is the process of obtaining polyester with fiberglass parts through the compressing of a close, tempered mould. This contact with the metal surface to 80 / 100C causes expansion by exothermic reaction, filling the mould cavity, formed by punch and female. It is a highly automated process, special for medium and high productions.
We are experts at designing and manufacturing tools for thermoforming, including these thermal protectors. This technology, frequently used in the automotive and aerospace sectors, consists of shields used in most engines to protect the components and body from heat damage, thus favoring performance due to the reduction of temperature during entry.