Overmolding Strong Bonds

With overmolding, you can improve the functionality and look of your product while saving time and reducing costs.  Overmolding can also improve the strength of the part, creating a more reliable end-product.

What is Overmolding

Overmolding is the process of molding plastic onto plastic or metal components.  A part is engineered to fit into a steel mold to allow plastic to be formed around the part, creating a strong bond between the part and the overmolded plastic and eliminating the need for assembly.

Because your overmolded parts require extremely tight tolerances to fit like a glove, overmolding can be difficult to achieve. Our experienced engineering and tooling teams work with you to make sure your parts and tools are designed properly to account for shrink and other variables when overmolding.

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Plastic Over Plastic

The most common use of plastic over plastic overmolding is a flexible plastic being molded around a rigid plastic.  We have a variety of materials available to us through our trusted vendors and can mold most requested materials.  Plastic over plastic overmolding is often used for handheld devices, soft grips for consumer products, and medical devices.

Plastic Over Metal

Overmolding plastic onto metal is the process of molding a flexible or rigid plastic onto a hard metal surface.  Plastic over metal overmolding is used in cloud storage, aerospace, defense, and consumer good products.  With our unique in-house sheet metal capabilities, we can ensure you receive quality parts 

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Tenere Inc.

Tenere is a leading North American contract manufacturer of custom mechanical solutions for companies that connect our world through technology in the Cloud Infrastructure, Network Architecture, Fiber Optics, Self-Serve Kiosk, Autonomous Transportation, and Alternative Energy markets by leveraging our expertise in prototyping, design for manufacturability, tooling, production, assembly, and supply chain.

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Ⓒ Tenere Inc. 2019

Ⓒ Tenere Inc. 2019