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Multiple Button Production from a Single Mold with Interchangeable Mold Components

Our comprehensive in-house molding capabilities at ASPEC make us a one-stop shop for industrial and commercial product manufacturers. We work with companies at every stage of the process, from concept and initial design to full production. The quality of our custom injection molding services was exemplified when a client in the electrical industry contracted us to produce multiple push buttons. We developed a design that would use a single mold with interchangeable core and cavity mold inserts. These buttons were produced in 13 different colors, including black, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and gray. Mold cavities were polished to a mold finish SPE #2 to produce a high luster finish on the button tops. Parts were molded from a 5 ounce shot of polypropylene with dimensions of 1-1/8" in diameter and 1-3/4" long. These buttons were molded with uncompromising accuracy, including tolerances of ± 0.005” for the body and + 0.002"/-.000 for the holes.

This project truly showcased our versatility. The top of the button was molded with a blank surface or with graphic symbols; each part could be produced in 4 different lengths; and finally, the different color options, interchangeable molds, and different button styles demonstrated how many styles could be produced from a single mold and inserts. The molding production for this project was completed within 6 weeks and delivered to our customer in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our customer was very pleased with the final results. We now produce 10,000 to 20,000 of these buttons every month.

To find out more about this project or our other custom molding capabilities, please see the following table or contact us directly.

Multiple Button Production from a Single Mold with Interchangeable Mold Components
Multiple Button Production from a Single Mold with Interchangeable Mold Components

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Multiple Button Production from a Single Mold with Interchangeable Mold Components Project Highlights

Product Description / Name
Multiple Button Production from a Single Mold with Interchangeable Mold Components
Capabilities Applied / Processes
Primary:
Plastic Injection Molding
Injection Molding Machine
110 Ton Clamp - 5 ounce Shot Size
Material
Polypropylene
Color
Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Gray,
Finish
Polished / SPE 2
Tolerance
+/- 0.005 in. / Body
+ .002 -.000 in. / Holes
Overall Part Dimensions
1-1/8 inch diameter x 1-3/4 inch long
Industries Served
Electrical
Volume
10,000 to 20,000 per Month
Delivery / Time
6 weeks for Mold Production
Delivery / Location
Cincinnati, Ohio

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