You need to create a prototype, but you’re not sure where to start. Overmolding is a great option, but what is it, and most importantly, why would you want to do it? There are a few different and great reasons, though ultimately it depends on the type of project that you are doing. Before you start, you should know that some of the products produced by the overmolding process are very common, and they are likely some that you will recognize. They can include:
- Shampoo Bottles
- Shaving Razors
Some of the most common overmolding practices include plastic over plastic, rubber over plastic, plastic over metal, and rubber over metal. This process is often used to either break up the color scheme or to create a soft grip, ultimately ending in a more functional and aesthetically pleasing product. It’s a great way to make your product more appealing to the masses!
Multiple Material Types
A common misconception is that you are limited to two materials, but this could not be further from the truth. There are many products that use up to three to break up the monotony of the colors, for example, scissors often use a different type of plastic for the handle interior for a better aesthetic.
You are not limited to only two materials. We have seen some products with three different materials on one part to achieve color breaks and grip surfaces. Here is a simple example with a product you will be intimately familiar with: scissors
Ultimately, overmolding can convey a certain level of care for your products and insinuates quality. Check into it today and see if it suits the products that you want to sell.
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