Injection molds truly are amazing machines. Every time you think you’ve seen it all, something new comes along and we’re amazed again. Boucherie, a Belgium-based manufacturer of machinery for brush manufacturing and injection molds for consumer, medical and engineering products, recently introduced a completely new multi-component mold: Flexi-Cube.
The first mold of this type, developed for one of Boucherie’s (www.boucherie.com) customers to produce a three-component handle, was delivered to the customer. The 24 x 4-cavity Flexi-Cube mold is a five-station mold:
Station 1: 24 cavities for the injection of the first material
Station 2: cooling
Station 3: 24 cavities for the injection of the second component
Station 4: 24 cavities for the injection of the third component
Station 5: outside the mold for product ejection or removal during an active molding cycle
Although the three-component handle has a relatively large wall thickness, the Flexi-Cube mold achieves an overall cycle time of 15 seconds.