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Thermoset Molding Processes

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As a moldable plastic composite, thermosets can be molded in similar molding processes as thermoplastics such as nylon, ABS, and polypropylene. They can be injection molded, compression molded, and transfer molded. Each molding process offers different benefits and disadvantages depending on the finished part’s geometry, assembly, and commercial aspects of the program. OEMs and molders must take into consideration all variables of a part and how it is used to determine the best molding process to make the part. While there may be multiple molding processes that can successfully produce the part, some processes may be more advantageous based on pricing or quality specifications. (more…)