Dip Molding examples by Piper Plastics Corp.

From electrical appliances to medical equipment, dip molding is used for many things. Why? Because not only is it convenient, dip molding also has several advantages over other processes:

It’s cost-effective

Dip molding is simple and inexpensive. It has low tooling costs—a fraction of injection molding—and competitive production costs. When automated, dip molding is usually much cheaper than other molding processes. As a result, manufacturers can create dip molded products without having to spend an exorbitant amount of money.

Dip molding is extremely precise

When using plastisol with dip molding techniques, the inside of a part comes out as a precise negative of the mold. This is because plastisol follows the details of the dipping mandrel (the equipment that’s dipped into plastisol to form the dip molded parts) exactly. It not only shares the same shape, but also the same texture as the mold.

It can create complex shapes and forms

Because dip molding is so precise, creating intricate or complex parts isn’t a problem. Not to mention that since the parts are elastic, they can be easily stripped off the dipping molds.

Wall thickness is customizable

The thickness of the part’s walls is entirely customizable. In other words, by controlling the oven temperatures, dip speeds, dip times, and withdraw speeds, we can control the thickness of the walls until it gets as thin or as thick as desired.

Hopefully we’ve convinced you of the advantages of getting your appliances or equipment dip molded. However, if you still have more questions, feel free to give Piper Plastics a call at 800-966-9919!

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