Flexible Design through Segmented PressingThrough targeted heating and the corresponding tools, it is possible to press the non-wovens completely or only partially. Therefore it is possible to integrate acoustically effective cushions / upholstery into an otherwise rigid component.
Creative Decors through LaminationNon-wovens can be laminated during the forming process with a foil, fleece or with textile decor material (one-shot process). This results in a greater flexibility of surfaces decorations and colors.
Up to 2000 x 1000 mm (several small formats)
How compression molding works
Fine tuning for an exact result
Depending on the geometry, it is possible to punch the molded parts subsequently or cut them through waterjet cutting. Even machining with saws or milling is possible
Visible edges can be bordered with different colored ribbons if desired. Even sticking / sewing profiles is possible
The parts can be assembled in a variety of ways, for example using zippers, add-on elements and push buttons, or by gluing parts together
We are often asked this about 3D compression molding
Tools are always milled from aluminum. For prototypes we mostly use wood or Ureol.
The compression molding process is suitable for medium series. It usually makes sense from about 1,000 parts over its runtime
Depending on the material, the temperature is approx. 130°-220°. This ultimately depends on the material and is determined by the thickness, properties and desired properties of the final part.
Generally it takes 4 weeks after the drawings is final to create a prototype. A series tool takes between 8-10 weeks, so that the first series production can usually start after 12 weeks.