Canadian Plastics


In-Mold Assembly the Next Frontier

This strainer is molded on an Engel Victory equipped with an off-centre rotary platen. The screw insert (1) and strainer insert (2) are injection molded at one station. The stream shaper (3) is injection molded of liquid silicone rubber at a second station. The mold core then rotates to the third station which is outside of the platen area, where the two parts are assembled by a robot (4).