Over-molding is a manufacturing process that combines two different types of plastic together to create a single part. Typically, this involves the use of a hard plastic and a softer plastic (often rubberized). Alternatively, this method can be used to bind two hard plastics together that are different colors. Overall, this is a process that takes various materials with different properties and combines them into a single molded component.
plastic injection molding
As we reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to 2018, GMN Aerospace would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to our customers and our excitement for what is on the horizon. 2017 gave GMN Aerospace a lot to celebrate, including being awarded with our fourth Boeing Supplier of the Year Award. Now, in the birth of a new year, it’s time for us to set new goals, carve out an execution plan, and get to work.
SEATTLE, Washington (January 19, 2017) GMN Aerospace is excited to announce that the company has been selected to partner with LIFT by EnCore to deliver components for their novel Tourist Class Seat. LIFT, an aircraft seating manufacturer, has caught the attention of the aerospace industry with the sleek, simple, and ergonomic design of their new economy class seat.
In the past year, GMN Plastics has added three new injection molding machines to its equipment list in Beaverton, Oregon. As a plastic molder, this new equipment is essential to provide our customers with the capabilities needed to manufacture their parts. These new machines, one 55 ton machine and two 220 ton machines, are upgraded with new technology and are equipped with tighter tolerances to produce more consistent parts.
In a complex manufacturing industry, it is important to have a set of unique terminology to understand industry-wide common practices. Basic terminology in the plastics industry is provided by the Society of the Plastics Industry Cosmetic Specification of Injection Molded Parts to give manufacturers, suppliers and customers a common language to communicate through.
As a plastics manufacturer, GMN Plastics has a long list of unique vocabulary, so we’ve compiled some of the most common tooling terms used when discussing projects with our customers here:
Recently we discussed GMN Aerospace’s growing plastic capabilities thanks to our GMN Plastics divisions’ new quality system certifications related to the Aerospace industry. The parts we produce for our long time customer, Garmin AT, are great examples of how GMN Aerospace’s plastic capabilities can serve Aerospace customers.