Overmolding

Plastics and metals can be overmolded with thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) to achieve a softer, more ergonomic texture using either an insert or multi-shot molding process. Overmolding can smooth sharp edges to create more organic lines and is also an effective way to ruggedize housings for electronic devices used in tough environments. Typical applications include handheld electronic devices, industrial controls and surgical instruments.