There are many molding processes out there, but they’re not all created equal. Considering structural foam molding as an alternative to rotational molding can:
- Increase material options
- Reduce production time
- Deliver precision wall thickness (+/-10% tolerances)
More Material Options
One of the primary benefits of structural foam is the robust material choices available. Most thermoplastics can be used in structural foam molding while rotational molding has a more limited subset of materials.
Reduce Production Time
Structural foam has a typical production range of 100 to 100,000+ parts while rotational molding volumes usually fall between 50 and 1,000 parts. This is attributed to a reduced production cycle with structural foam, which can be as high as a 15 to 1 ratio.
Precision Wall Thickness
Yet another benefit of structural foam over rotational molding is consistent wall thickness. Look at structural foam as “precision thickness” versus rotational molding as “gravity induced” placement of plastic.
Do you have an application you would like to explore as a structural foam process? Contact us and we will send you a sample kit including examples from above.