Comparing RIM with Other Molding Processes

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Comparing RIM with Other Molding Processes

The chart published as part of our white paper, “Determining the Right Molding Process for Part Design” at  http://www.exothermic.com/download-process-comp.aspx, shows RIM Molding features compared  to other popular process options based on design capabilities, appropriateness for particular applications, and cost factors.

When you review the chart, it is evident that RIM Molding can offer many cost advantages and invaluable design freedom; However, it will still not be the best solution for every part or product. The ultimate process choice will vary based on a mix of factors including quantities needed, investment allowed, design features specified and lead time objectives.

Coming up in our next blogs, we will explore these comparisons in further detail, evaluating RIM Molding characteristics against the  main competing technologies of Thermoplastic Injection Molding, Thermoforming, Structural Foam  Molding, Fiberglass Molding, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Aluminum Casting and Urethane Casting to specify if and when  RIM would be the  most effective choice.

In the meantime, we invite you to visit our website, download the paper and offer an opinion:   www.exothermic.com.

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