ALMAX is a leading expert in the design & manufacturing of In-Mold Interfaces & Technology.
In-Mold Technologies are a breakthrough technology that change devices and the way they can be designed.
Utilizing the power of injection molding processes, advancements in specialty materials, inks and printed electronics, and synchronize these specialties to create an incredible new kind of structure. A structure that not only capitalizes form, but also function.
In-Mold Technology enables modern interfaces to be implemented in ways that have never been seen before, and brings a new array of applications and use-cases to the table.
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The benefits of using ALMAX-made In-Mold Products:
In-Mold Technologies utilize the classic Injection Molding manufacturing processes and combine it with modern ones to provide enhanced functionality & aesthetics for user interface applications. This process allows various components to be combined during production allowing the creation of a seamless molded part.
In-Mold Technology is classified into different types, depending on the application. The most common types are In-Mold Labeling (IML), In-Mold Decorating (IMD), and In-Mold Electronics (IME).
In-Mold Labeling provides the integration of a label into a part during the molding process, while In-Mold Decorating is the process of applying a decorative film into a molded part.
In-Mold Electronics on the other hand, is the integration of electronic components, circuits and functions into a single molded part also occurring during the molding process.
The manufacturing of In-Mold products follows our specific and standardized process. The workflows needed to produce IML, IMD & IME parts each share many related steps, technical skills & standardized equipment.
Manufacturing an In-Mold part begins with screen printing conductive inks for the circuit layer, and optionally graphical inks for the graphics layer. Then the layers are thermoformed and cut to size.
Next, the graphical and/or circuitry layers are inserted into the injection mold of the final structure, making all the layers into a single solid piece.
The last stage following manufacturing, is rigorous test & inspection to provide a finished quality product that is both robust & meets specifications.
In-Mold Technology can be used with various materials, depending on the application. Some of the common materials used in In-Mold Technology include thermoplastics, thermosets, and elastomers. Thermoplastics are widely used due to their versatility, ease of molding, and low cost. Thermosets are used in applications where high strength and durability are required, such as in the production of automotive parts. Elastomers are used in applications where flexibility and elasticity are required, such as in the production of rubber seals and gaskets.
ALMAX provides top tier manufacturing for a complete array of In-Mold Electronic, Decoration & labeling technologies. From concept design to volume manufacturing, our partners entrust their custom transparent application needs to our engineering and manufacturing teams. We specialize in solving human interface challenges and establishing quality control across the entire In-Mold manufacturing process.
In over 20 years, we have expanded our operations greatly, including a domestic prototype facility and two offshore manufacturing plants. This gives us the ability to meet high volumes of production.
ALMAX offers high quality electronics that serve a variety of industries. This is thanks to our state of the art facilities and processes, as well as our expert engineering team.
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