DME Solutions for Molding Undercuts
Are molding undercuts undercutting your bottom line?
As the market continues to move toward the elimination of secondary processes, you need more cost-effective ways to accommodate undercuts, as well as internal and external threads, grooves, protrusions, cut-outs and more.
For the advanced, off-the-shelf technologies you need to more efficiently and effectively mold these complex parts, turn to DME every step of the way. Explore these resources for just a few examples of our solutions.
Unmoldable? There is no such thing with the Collapsible Core.
DME has more than four decades of customer application experience with this proven, space-saving technology so you can mold internal threads, undercuts, dimples, protrusions, cut-outs, etc. cost-effectively at any volume.
And now, you can also take advantage of the patent-pending DoveTail Collapsible Core, featuring a quick-lock system for installation and removal while in the press that further simplifies mold design.
Expandable Cavity Systems
In molding external profiles on circular plastic parts, the Expandable Cavity saves money at every step – from initial tooling to processing to maintenance. This standardized, proven technology simplifies tooling design and can be retrofitted into existing molds.
Intelligent engineering eliminates the need for traditional slide action assemblies, reducing the related complex design details, core slides and required mechanical components, added maintenance and replacement of high-wear items.
For your undercut releasing needs, you're hereby released from the need to machine your own custom lifter. Just use UniLifter from DME.
This off-the-shelf solution, featuring standard components that simplify mold design for undercut relasing, is perfect for common angles from 5-10°. And our wide size selection covers more applications than similar standardized systems.
VectorForm Lifter Systems
The VectorForm Lifter System offers unprecedented design flexibility: You can make injection molding undercuts that are twice as deep as previously possible, or you can cut your ejector stroke in half while maintaining existing undercut geometries.
VectorForm uses an ingenious slide base concept to greatly extend lifter angles. As a result, it can easily accommodate angles of 30° plus – instead of the typical maximum angle of 15°. Benefits include reduced design, installation time and maintenance – making it an ideal solution for applications including automotive and large enclosures.
Hydraulic Unscrewing Devices
DME Hydraulic Unscrewing Devices simplify mold design for your internal thread applications.
With a versatile SAE rack sized to provide maximum stroke lengths, our Hydraulic Unscrewing Devices are applicable to many different design styles.
Questions about Undercuts?
DME can help. Call 800-625-6653 (U.S.) or 248-398-6000 (worldwide) to talk to an applications expert today.