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Husky I/M system molds multi-material parts in one-step

Later this month, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. (Bolton,ON) will unveil the Quadloc-Tandem-Index (QTI), an i...

June 20, 2005   Canadian Plastics

Later this month, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. (Bolton,ON) will unveil the Quadloc-Tandem-Index (QTI), an injection molding (I/M) system, which can produce large, multi-material automotive components in a single step.
By using a combination of materials and colors, as well as standard molds, the QTI is capable of molding most large interior and exterior components of a vehicle without costly downstream processes, Husky said. Painting and coating, for example, as well as assembly of multiple components, are conducted within the QTI, meaning users can open up floor space by eliminating superfluous machines.
Also, the one-step molding process virtually eliminates squeaks and rattles, Husky said, improving part quality.
The QTI was designed specifically with automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers in mind, Husky said. The goal: To help them be more competitive by increasing productivity, quality and part styling.
On June 29, Husky will host an open house at its offices in Novi, MI, to demonstrate the QTI’s one-step capabilities. Automotive interiors supplier, Lear Corp. (Southfield, MI), will be on-hand with Husky to conduct technical demonstrations.


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