3D Printing Builds Tough Injection Molds Fast
Turck, internationally recognized for its process automation applications, is a leader in connectivity, sensor and industrial control solutions for factory and off-road equipment.
Many of the company’s products, such as junction boxes, cordsets and splitters, are created using injection molding. This process places components like cables and conductors in a steel injection mold, and then molten plastic is poured into the mold to create a single part. The overmolding process eliminates the need to assemble connectors, improves the integrity of the connections, and protects the connectors from elements like moisture, dust, and excessive wear and tear.
This Digital ABS injection mold is used to produce overmolded electrical cable prototypes.
“We recently received an order for several million dollars that we would not have even been able to bid on previously because the timeline was so tight.”
Florinel Ciubotaru, Turck