Conformal Cooling Cuts Cycle Time, Transforms Molding Process
A longtime customer in the lighting industry produced a plastic sensor housing in EVCO Plastics’ M2 facility in Monterrey, Mexico. After running the initial mold for two years, EVCO and the manufacturer saw an opportunity to save costs long-term by implementing a new technology. EVCO engineers proposed administering a method that could transform the part manufacturing process while creating a better overall part: conformal cooling.
Metal to Plastic Conversion Material Selection
EVCO Plastics’ experience in metal to plastic conversion and material selection helped a leading agricultural equipment OEM convert a structural part required to withstand high impact and wear from metal to plastic, reducing part cost and weight and not just maintaining- but improving the part’s structural and performance properties.
Process Conversion – Thermoforming to Plastic Injection Molding
Orion Apollo® Solar Light Pipe
Orion Energy Systems, a leading manufacturer of proprietary energy management systems and renewable energy strategies for reducing energy consumption, partnered with EVCO Plastics to convert its Apollo solar light pipe’s acrylic plastic dome from a thermoformed part to an injection molded plastic part in order to save cost, speed part production, and improve accuracy and overall part quality.
Design for Manufacturability
Thorough Preparation Leads to a Better End Product
Developing a new product involves many moving parts, in both a planning and a manufacturing sense. It includes multiple teams and checkpoints designed to ensure a flawless end product. Preparation is a vital part of the product development process, as it sets up the rest of the project for success. Read how EVCO can help bring your product development project to life.
Molded-In Color–Exterior Body Panel
EVCO Plastics’ experience in molded-in color plastic injection molding helped a leading agricultural equipment OEM produce an exterior body panel with a long-lasting brilliant color and finish that withstands harsh outdoor environments, without the high manufacturing cost and environmental issues of secondary painting.
Achieve Stronger, Higher-Quality Parts With Molded-In Color
EVCO’s attention to detail and diligent efforts helped the greater team find a cost-effective and high-quality solution. Now, the same team is working with the manufacturer to redesign several other parts using the SLX material, creating additional benefits—and better parts.
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