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The Difference between Two-Color Mold and Overmolded Mold

The Difference between Two-Color Mold and Overmolded Mold

Now the market favors encapsulated products more and more, because the encapsulated elements can achieve a variety of touches and colors, highlighting the three-dimensional sense of the product. The cost of two-color molds is indeed a bit expensive, but we believe that the production of products cannot be excessively cost-saving, but the cost can be reasonably controlled. For example, two-color products can be selected as overmolding molds for secondary molding, which will be much lower than two-color molds.

So what is the difference between the two-color mold and the overmolding mold?

The two-color mold is two sets of molds that cooperate with each other, two fixed and two moving. Relatively speaking, its accuracy will be higher, so the manufacturing cost is high. The overmolding mold for overmolding is also two sets of molds, but one is a hard rubber mold and the other is an overmold. Relatively speaking, the accuracy is not so high, and the mold cost is almost half of the two-color mold. From the perspective of subsequent mass production, the two-color mold is injection molded with a two-color machine, and the product quality in the injection molding process is relatively stable and efficient. The overmolding mold requires two sets of molds to be molded separately on two injection molding machines. Intelligent human operation, low efficiency, and product quality is not as good as that of two-color mold injection molding.

Therefore, considering comprehensive considerations, if the output demand is large, we strongly recommend to ignore the cost and choose two-color molds.