Advantages and Disadvantages of Compression Molding

Molding process of compression moulding is a kind of molding method for thermosetting composite materials. Put a certain amount of material into the compression mould. Under a certain temperature and pressure, the material is heated plasticizing in the mould cavity and pressurized to flow and fill the mold cavity to form. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of the molding process?
Its main advantages are as follows:
1. The product is not easy to deform when it is compressing molding and have good dimensional stability, high precision, good repeatability;
2. High production efficiency, facilitate the realization of specialized and automated production;
3. It can be formed the compression product with complex structure one time and simple operation;
4. High surface brightness, no secondary modification;
5. Low mold cost. It can be mass produced at low cost.
6. No gate, gate or runner, different from injection mold
On the contrary, the main disadvantages are as follow:
1. Compression moulding complex with long cycle.
2. Need person to operate, so that can’t achieve full-automatic.
3. It is difficult to control spillage and waste more. But when you master the molding process, you can continuously reduce the waste of materials
The compression molding process is an ideal choice when used properly. Although the cost of a single part may be higher compared to other technologies, it can help minimize the overall project cost.
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Taizhou Huangyan MDC Mould&Plastic Co.,ltd
No.35-1 Qingfeng Rd, Huangyan North Industrial estate, Taizhou, Zhejiang, china 318020
E-mail:mater@zjmdc.com;
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Introduce to BMC mold

BMC mold compression molding is to add plastic directly to an open mold cavity with a certain temperature, and then close the mold, the plastic melts into a flowing state under the action of heat and pressure. Due to the physical and chemical effects, the BMC hardens into a plastic part with a certain shape and size that remains unchanged at room temperature. BMC mold compression molding is mainly used to mold thermosetting plastics, such as phenolic molding powder, urea-formaldehyde and melamine formaldehyde molding powder, glass fiber reinforced phenolic plastic, epoxy resin, DAP resin, silicone resin, polyimide, etc. Plastics can also be processed with unsaturated polyester pellets (DMC), sheet molding compound (SMC), prefabricated integral molding compound (BMC), etc.

BMC mold is a thermosetting mold. Compared with thermoplastic mold, bmc mold is irreversible. Products processed by thermoplastic molds can be recycled, reprocessed and reinjected, while products processed by thermoset molds cannot be processed once formed. There is no difference in the structure of the two molds. The difference lies in the processed material: one is a thermosetting material and the other is a thermoplastic material.

BMC is a thermosetting plastic, which is mixed with various inert fillers, fiber reinforcements, catalysts, stabilizers and pigments to form a sticky “putty” composite material for compression molding or injection molding. BMC plastics are highly filled and reinforced with short fibers. Glass fiber reinforced materials account for 10% to 30%, and the length is usually between 1/32 inches and 1/2 inches (12.5 mm).

According to different final application fields, the formulated composite material can accurately control the size, good flame retardancy and tracking resistance, has high dielectric strength, corrosion resistance and stain resistance, excellent mechanical properties, low shrinkage and Stable color. BMC plastic has excellent flow characteristics, insulation and flame retardancy, and is very suitable for various applications requiring precise details and dimensions.

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Taizhou Huangyan MDC Mould&Plastic Co.,ltd
No.35-1 Qingfeng Rd, Huangyan North Industrial estate, Taizhou, Zhejiang, china 318020
E-mail:mater@zjmdc.com;
Website: compression mould

Introduce to SMC molding process

The main raw materials of SMC are composed of SMC special yarn, unsaturated resin, low shrinkage additives, fillers and various additives. SMC has the advantages of superior electrical performance, corrosion resistance, lightweight and easy and flexible engineering design. Its mechanical properties are comparable to some metal materials, so it is widely used in transportation vehicles, construction, electronics/electricity and other industries.

1. Preparation before molding
(1) The quality of SMC sheet has a great influence on the molding process and SMC part quality. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the formulation of resin paste, glass fiber content, etc. before molding.
(2) Determine the shape and size of the sheet material cutting according to the structural shape of the SMC part, the feeding position, and the process. In order to prevent contamination by external impurities, the upper and lower films are only removed before loading.
(3) Familiar with the various operating parameters of the press, especially to adjust the working pressure and the running speed of the press and the parallelism of the table. The mold installation must be level, and ensure that the installation position is in the center of the press table. Before molding, the mold must be thoroughly cleaned and coated with mold release agent. Before feeding, wipe the release agent with clean gauze to avoid affecting the appearance of the SMC part.

2. Feeding
(1) Determine the feeding amount and feeding area. The size of the feeding area directly affects the compactness of the SMC part and the surface quality of the SMC part. It is related to the flow and curing characteristics of SMC, SMC part performance requirements, mold structure, etc.
(2) Feeding position and method. The feeding position and method directly affect the appearance, strength and directionality of the SMC part. Normally, the feeding position of the material should be in the middle of the cavity. For asymmetric and complex SMC parts, the feeding position must ensure that the material flow reaches the ends of the molding cavity at the same time during molding. The feeding method must be conducive to exhaust. When stacking multiple layers of sheets, it is best to stack the materials up and down.

3. After the material enters the mold cavity, the press goes down quickly. When the upper and lower molds coincide, slowly apply the required molding pressure. After a certain amount of curing, the molding of the SMC part ends. During the molding process, various molding process parameters and press operating conditions should be selected reasonably.
(1) The molding temperature depends on the type of resin, SMC part thickness, SMC partion efficiency and SMC part structure. Generally speaking, the forming temperature of thick SMC parts should be lower than that of thin-walled SMC parts. For example, if the thickness of the SMC part is 25-32mm, the forming temperature is 135-145 ℃. And thinner SMC parts can be formed at 171 ℃. It is generally believed that the SMC molding temperature is between 120-155 ° C.
(2) Molding pressure varies with SMC part structure, shape and size. SMC parts with simple shapes only need a forming pressure of 5-7MPa; SMC parts with a complicated shape can have a forming pressure of 7-15MPa. The size of the molding pressure is also related to the mold structure. The molding pressure required by the vertical parting structure mold is lower than that of the horizontal parting structure mold. In short, the determination of molding pressure should consider many factors. Generally speaking, SMC molding pressure is between 3-7MPa.
(3) The curing time is related to factors such as material type, molding temperature, SMC part thickness and color. The curing time is generally calculated at 40s / mm. For thick SMC parts above 3mm, each additional 4mm increases the curing time by 1min.

China SMC mould manufacturer

As a professional SMC Mould manufacturer in china, MDC mould can provide SMC mould and low volume quantities of SMC molding service with our customers.

SMC Mould process produces high strength, complex parts in a wide variety of sizes. The SMC material charge is manually or robotically placed in SMC mould; the heated mold halves are closed, pressure can be available applied from 500T till 4000T at MDC workshop, cycle time ranges from one to five minutes, depending on part size and thickness. Features such as ribs, bosses and inserts can be molded in.

In-mold coating(IMC) and vacuum system in SMC mould are available to improve surface paint ability, eliminating the need for primer. Color compounds can be customized.

if anybody has urgent SMC mold or SMC Molding projects or delivery time pressure, MDC team will give them support, as all of our milling machines are working at 24 hours with 2 shifts.
Please don’t forget that we’re a professional compression mold maker and foaming tool maker. We will stay at your disposal. Please keep us informed, when any questions or requirements.

What’s BMC Mould?

BMC mold is used a thermo plastic made up of a polymer resin, various inert fillers, fiber reinforcement, catalysts, stabilizers, and pigments that form a viscous. It is highly filled and reinforced with short fibers.

Depending on the end-use application, compounds are formulated to achieve tight dimensional control, flame resistance, high dielectric strength, corrosion and stain resistance and color stability. Its excellent flow characteristics make BMC mold well suited to a wide variety of applications requiring precision in detail and dimensions. The material is available in a wide variety of colors.

In addition, BMC mold is suitable for either compression molding or injection molding. BMC compressing molding is used to produce complex components such as electrical equipment, car components, housings for electrical appliances and tools, in large industrial volumes.

MDC Mould, as a professional BMC mold maker, is able to make BMC compression mold, as well as BMC injection mold with gate cutting.

If you’re interesting, please contact us as follows:

Taizhou Huangyan MDC Mould&Plastic Co.,ltd

No.35-1 Qingfeng Rd, Huangyan North industrial estate, Taizhou City, ZheJiang Province, china 318020

E-mail:master@zjmdc.com

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SMC production technology

Sheet molding compound (SMC) is a kind of sheet molding compound made by impregnating fiber or chopped fiber felt with resin paste and covering polyethylene films on both sides, which belongs to the range of prepreg felt. It is one of the most widely used molding materials in the world.

SMC, as a new type of molding compound with rapid development, has many characteristics: (1). It has good reproducibility and is not affected by operators and external conditions; (2). convenient operation and treatment; (3) the operating environment is clean and sanitary, improving working conditions; (4) has good fluidity and can form special-shaped products. Good quality uniformity, suitable for pressing large thin-walled products with little change in cross section; (5)  The surface finish of the obtained product is high, (6) the production efficiency is high, and the forming period is short.

Taizhou HuangYan MDC Mould & Plastic Co.,LTD
Add:No 35-1 QingFeng Road, North Industrial Estate, Huangyan, Zhejiang,China. (Zip code:318020)
Tel: +86 576 84616076
Fax:+86 576 84616079
Email:master@zjmdc.com
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BMC MOLD

BMC named Bulk Moulding compound, is glass fiber reinforced thermoset polymer material used in compression molding, as well as injection molding, and transfer molding. Its application includes electrical, automotive, bathroom, etc.

MDC Mould, as a professional BMC mold maker in china, can make this type of mold with process of injection molding and compression molding. At this moment, MDC Mould has produced BMC mold in electrical industry, as well as bathroom industry and Automotive industry, such as BMC lamp housing, BMC washing basin, and BMC head lamp, etc.

BMC mold

Depending on end customer use, compounds are formulated to achieve tight dimensional control, flame resistance, high dielectric strength, corrosion and stain resistance and color stability. Its excellent flow characteristics make BMC well suited to a wide variety of applications requiring precision in detail and dimensions. The material is available in a wide variety of colors. Meanwhile, BMC injection mold is also available for MDC Mould, as we have 600T BMC injection machine for testing and small volume production.

Please keep us in touch, when any doubts:

MDC Mould&Plastic Co.,ltd

No.35-1 QingFeng Rd, Huangyan North Industrial estate, Taizhou City, ZheJiang Province, china 318020

Tel:+86-576-84616076; Fax:+86-576-84616079

E-mail:master@zjmdc.com;

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Professional SMC Mold manufacturer

MDC mould, as a professional SMC Mold manufacturer in china, provides the solution and proposal with our customers in the composite industry, as long as they need support from us.

In the meantime, MDC mould will give their proposal for CAD file optimization and feasibility report for the product, as well as changes accordingly. As a professional SMC Mold manfacturer, our opinion and proposal will help our customers to win the markets in their industry, and give them confidence to work with MDC mould without any worries.

With the development and research of new composite material application, MDC mould has widely cooperated with famous tier one of car manufacturers in regards to new technology and new process, which expands our markets in different industries.

Now SMC Mold is being built in many kinds of industries, including Automotive, electrical, construction, aerospace, etc.

Taizhou HuangYan MDC Mould & Plastic Co.,LTD
Add:No 35-1 QingFeng Road, North Industrial Estate,Huangyan, Zhejiang,China.(Zip code:318020)
Tel: +86 576 84616076 â•‘Fax:+86 576 84616079
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