RocTool composite demo at K 2016
In partnership with Flextronics and Arburg, the RocTool new technology combines the forming of a composite sheet and injection overmolding of thermoplastic in the same process.
RocTool is showcasing its latest molding technologies at K 2016. The company has several demos throughout the show including one of its Induction Dual Heating (IDH) process, a combination of plastic and composite materials with the new RocTool heating configuration. In partnership with Flex and Arburg, the RocTool new technology combines the forming of a composite sheet and injection overmolding of thermoplastic in the same process. RocTool presented the process for a "hybrid" 14-inch computer cover that is 1.0 mm thick, bringing the benefits of composite (high modulus, lightweight) and plastic (cosmetic integration functions integrations) in one and the same product while eliminating secondary operations. This is done in a 1-minute cycle time per part and in the same machine. Pretty cool technology. Here's the computer cover:
Check out video of the process below: