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How Can Inserts be Used in Thermoset Molding

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Designing a part for injection molding can allow for complex part geometry. Aside from molding intricate and complex parts, designers must also take into consideration how different parts are assembled or fastened together in a product assembly. One of the most common and inexpensive way to join two parts together is through the use of threaded inserts. Designers and OEMs rely on inserts as fastening mechanisms to mate multiple parts of an assembly. In thermoset molding, inserts can be installed in a secondary process after the part is molded, or they can be molded in and assembled within the molding cycle. Each process has it’s own benefits and advantages. (more…)