Right now, most people who will read this article know about Roctool and how it works. If not, just a friendly reminder: Heat & Cool induction technology, which remove surface defects and allow you to get amazing surface finish, opening new design options. But now let’s talk about how the new box samples were done. The “good part” is at the end, keep reading ;)

Below an animation I prepared, you can see part of the process as to how everything is assembled in Illustrator from a basic sketch :)


Plastic injection molding is known as the most common and efficient manufacturing process of plastic parts. The principal advantage of injection molding is the ability to produce high-volume plastic parts with an extremely fast cycle time compared to other processes. The process can handle extremely complex parts, uniformity, as well as the ability to make millions of identical parts.

How can we make final products combining perfect surface finish and high performance without any defects?

“Heat and Cool” or “RHCM” processes offer a good solution to enhance the quality of products. Several technologies exist such as hot water, steam, oil, electric heater or by induction. …


THE MOST INTENSE AND GLOSSY BLACK IS AVAILABLE NOW WITHOUT SECONDARY OPERATIONS.

With HD Plastics™ and Roctool’s heat & cool technology, OEMs can reach an unprecedented level of quality and finish on their products. Providing very premium looks, high gloss possibilities and matching the texture they initially targeted. Without secondary operations after molding, OEMs get the same result they would have obtained with additional operations of paint, lacquer or films.


Once plastics were invented in early 1900’s, using plastics and making plastic products has become an inseparable part of how humankind in expanding the boundaries of creativity. Plastics have revolutionized product manufacturing by replacing other materials. Plastics are now everywhere and will be a part of our lives forever.

Plastic injection molding is playing a big part in this plastic revolution. Injection molded parts are in virtually any product you buy from stores. Looking at the vast amount of plastic parts that are assembled together to make products you might think what can be done to make them eco-friendlier. How…


Introduction

While cycle time remains a high target for the composites industry whose annual production volumes are exponentially growing, final part’s cost is critical to a majority of applications. To comply with those requirements, the material supply chain has been developing a wide range of products including fast-curing thermoset composites and lower cost thermoplastic based materials; in parallel, more and more manufacturing processes are being developed, which are getting more efficient but usually vary in part’s quality.

For the automotive industry, integrating a composites production line represents a large capital investment, with the risk of purchasing a custom solution which may…


NEW DESIGN FREEDOM (I)

Do you remember, when in design school, being told that a great shape makes the product? Sketch, sketch, sketch and try to find a shape. Then think about the materials, the perception, the added value and the ergonomics of your product, all the extras you can add to make people feel different emotions…

But let’s imagine breaking those rules, offering a different design process.

Firstly, let’s focus on both the materials and shape, to create a wonderful emotion for the consumer and inspire even more with new design freedom. You may think: “this seems nice, but…

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