Advantages Of RIM

Dialysis Cart 2012The RIM molding process combines liquid polyurethane resins, low molding pressures, low mold temperatures and provides the ability to mold parts of any size at economical low annual production volumes. It can mimic the physical part characteristics of traditional injection molding, make very large parts like in fiberglass lay-up (FRP), control wall thickness and improve reliability and repeatability of typical labor intensive thermo or pressure formed parts. These RIM advantages can be employed in a host of applications across a diverse section of industries including but not limited to;

  • Medical device
  • Laboratory/scientific/analytical device
  • Electronics
  • Petrol delivery
  • Financial/cash handling/POS
  • Kiosk
  • Casino gaming device
  • Heavy equipment/commercial vehicle
  • Automotive
  • Various other industries
RIM Molded Siemans Vial Mixer

Economic Advantages

  • Low Annual Volume Production Runs
  • Lower Cost Tooling
  • Lower Assembly Costs
  • Insert Molding
  • Repeatability & Reliability
  • Cost of Quality
  • Lower Machine Cost
  • Lower Labor Cost to Mold
RIM Molded Medical Device Enclosure

Part Design Advantages

  • Large Sized Part Molding
  • Deep Draw Capability
  • Complex Geometry Molding
  • Molded In Design Features (Sides A & B)
    • Inserts (Metals, Plastics, electronics, etc.)
    • Slots
    • Venting
    • Holes
    • Bosses
    • Wiring Guides
    • Hinges
    • Snap Fits
    • Multiple Wall Thicknesses Within The Same Part
    • Encapsulation
  • Part Consolidation
  • Sheet Metal Conversions
  • Excellent Strength to Weight Ratio
  • Surface Quality and Impact Resistance