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.
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.
As GMN Aerospace continues to pursue plastic opportunities within the aerospace sector, we have become increasingly more involved with the upfront support efforts for a variety of testing applications. Our latest effort has been in response to a frequent request we receive from our customers: to provide molded placards that support Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR 25.853 and 25.856) flammability testing and requirements. Most common tests include heat release, smoke density, insulation flame propagation, and smoke toxicity.
In 2007 the aerospace team of GM Nameplate had its first team photo taken. Since the photo was taken we’ve celebrated multiple milestones. We’ve launched GMN Aerospace, received three consecutive Boeing Supplier of the Year awards, celebrated the delivery of our 15 millionth part to the Boeing Company, and numerous other accolades. But that’s not all that has changed over the years.
SEATTLE, WA (July 7, 2014) – Today, GMN Aerospace announced the release of its new exterior product – M2TYCOAT™. GMN Aerospace’s M2TYCOAT product is specially designed for exterior aircraft color graphics and mandatory exterior placards and markers.
Today marks the 60th anniversary of GM Nameplate! In 1954, GMN was started as a nameplate manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. Through the years our expertise has expanded to include labels, switch technologies, large format graphics, front panel display integration, plastics, and more, with customers in nearly every industry. We are entering our 60th year in business with record growth and delivery.