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EMDT Sourcebook 2015-2016

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Company Description Accumold is a high-tech manufacturer of precision micro, small and lead frame injection molded plastic components. Utilizing processes developed from their Micro-MoldĀ® technology, the company designs, builds and produces unique molds and parts efficiently for a variety of markets that include Micro Electronics, Micro Optics and Medical. Facilities Accumold facilities are state-of-the-art. Most of the 82,000 sq. ft. is dedicated to mold making and production mold- ing. The tooling and production teams serve around-the clock to ensure that parts are produced on-time and to spec. The production area is equipped to meet all of the market demands from packaging and inspection to auto- mation and sub-assembly processes. Accumold is currently ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified and is in the process of ISO 13485 certification. The plant is completely climate con- trolled and has three 100K clean rooms and two 10k clean rooms. Products Accumold specializes in producing small parts that are often measured in microns and sometimes are no bigger than a grain of sand. Or, they can be very small features on a larger sized part up to about 7 cm in diameter (what is referred to as a micro-feature). These features include extremely thin walls, micro-fluid channels or holes. Both micro-parts and micro-features require very small tolerances, rang- ing from .02 mm or tighter. They also typically have complex geometries. Being able to manufacture these parts consistently and repeatably in both prototype volumes and high produc- tion volumes (millions + parts per year) are Accumold's strengths. Recent Developments Accumold recently developed the first 2-shot micro-molding system solely dedicated to micro-parts. This is a process by which two different plastic materials are shot in sync so that it requires only one single operation. Customers often look to this type of process in micro-molding to remove intense labor, create a more robust part configuration or as a cost-savings measure. Other applications such as cosmetics or touch-and-feel applica- tions are also capable at these part sizes. Accumold 1711 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021 USA Tel: +1 515 964 5741 Fax: +1 515 964 5742 Email: micromolding@accu-mold.com www.accu-mold.com Accumold Accumold has specilized in micro- molding for more than two decades. Accumold processes engineering grade resins such as this PEEK part that is molded on the leadframe. The part is approximatly 4.5mm in diameter. This is an example of Accumold's 2-Shot micro-molding. The part is molded in one single opteration. The clear outer material is a hard ABS and the white ring is a soft durometer TPU material. The diameter of the white ring is about 2.4mm. ThE SOURCE BOOK | 2015 emdt.co.uk 82

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