We compression mold HDF (High-Density Fiberboard), wood fiber, fiberglass, aerogel, PET, and composite materials using thermal forming process. This process uses heat and pressure to mold parts into a 3 dimensional shape. Compression forming requires matched-metal tooling.
Compression molded parts are commonly used in automative applications for seat backs, door trim panels, and heat shields. The contoured shapes molded into parts add rigidity and integrity. These types of components are structural in nature and are natural sound deadeners.
Wood fiber, HDF, and MDF are all sustainable products.
Compression Molding Process
Matched metal tooling used for compression molding can also incorporate a trimmed edge. This essentially acts as by-pass shear during the compression phase of the operation resulting in a clean, trimmed edge around the perimeter.
Molding and trimming in one operation is more efficient reducing the number of processes involved with production.
We have over 30 years of experience in compression molding project management and tooling development.
If you have a project that requires 3-dimensional parts, give us a call. We’ll take a look at the design and recommend the best material and process for your specific application.