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Optimizing Your Product Performance and Manufacturing Through Multi-Material Molding

About this event

With the objective of improving part performance while simultaneously driving down cost, many designers turn to multi-material molding to produce their plastic components. Whether the end objective is to provide product differentiation, enhanced consumer experience or to improve product performance, a designer has many options to achieve their end goal. However, it is important that the designer take a holistic approach where the material selection, product design, and over-molding process are considered to help ensure what is designed in CAD will translate into physical parts at first shots. This webinar will focus on over-molding, insert molding, and in-mold labeling/decorating, and what are the design considerations to help ensure success during first shots.

At the end of this event, attendees will have a better understanding of:

  • The difference between over-molding, insert molding and in-mold decorating, and their unique product offerings.
  • Product design considerations to ensure proper molding of both the substrate and over-mold component.
  • Material selection criteria for the promotion of adhesion between the two different substrates.
  • Process conditions for optimal product integrity and desired aesthetics.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Erik Foltz Senior Managing Engineer and Partner @ The Madison Group

    Erik Foltz is a Certified Professional Moldflow® Consultant. He received his M.S. from the Polymer Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His specialties include plastic part design verification, process optimization and troubleshooting for injection and compression molding, and plastics failure. He has experience with thermoplastic, thermoset, elastomeric, and composite materials.

  • Team member
    The Madison Group

    The Madison Group is recognized as a global leader in the plastics industry. We offer a variety of customized consulting services from material selection to design verification to failure analysis and everywhere in between.

  • Guest speaker
    Tom Hansen Project Engineer @ The Madison Group

    Tom received his B.S. in Manufacturing and Plastics Engineering from UW– Stout, and his M.S. in Engineering Management from UW– Platteville. His work concentrates on using CAE tools and industry experience to assist clients in optimizing and troubleshooting their plastic components and assemblies.

The Madison Group

Putting Years of Plastics Engineering Experience To Work For You

The Madison Group has been a recognized global leader providing consulting services, technical expertise and innovative technology to the plastics industry since 1993. We solve plastic problems and find economic solutions that help drive product development to yield higher quality parts.