Two-component (2C-) micro injection molding including 2nd electroplating
Thoroughly comparable to multi-component injection molding in macro dimensions, this technology also offers decisive advantages in micro manufacturing, such as:
- Savings in handling and installation costs,
- Creation of multifunctional components,
- fixed or movable connections,
- higher functional density in microsystems.
However, providing the appropriate mold technology, which now has to enable micro-specific special functions such as evacuation or variothermal temperature control for two times in one injection molding cycle, is not easy. Continuous developments in this area are being carried out.