What Are the Advantages of Overmolding?

Overmolding is a process that’s been used for a long time to help create medical devices, automotive parts, appliances, and so much more. It involves taking a thermoplastic material and molding it on top of a second material in order to create a single part. Check out some of the many benefits of overmolding below.

Overmolding makes it easier (and more affordable!) to create products


The first thing that you’ll notice about the overmolding process is that it’ll make it so much simpler to create your products. You won’t have to carry out a bonding step to manufacture the products you’re trying to put together. This will allow you to create products quicker and reduce your manufacturing costs.

Overmolding adds strength and durability to products

When you place one thermoplastic material over another, it’ll provide it with a strength and durability that it wouldn’t have otherwise. Your products will be resistant to vibrations and will stand up to getting tossed around when you utilize overmolding. You also won’t have to worry about the two materials that are bonded together loosening over time thanks to the way that overmolding works.

Overmolding opens up the design possibilities for products

If one of your goals is to design more complex products than the ones you’re designing now, overmolding will give you a chance to do it. You’ll be able to push the boundaries more than you’re doing at the moment and come up with more creative designs. You’ll appreciate the new opportunities that overmolding will set you up with when you put it to good use.

Do you want to learn more about overmolding? Bridgville Plastics, Inc. can provide you with additional information on it and make sure you understand how the process works. Call us at 269-465-6516 for all your overmolding needs.