Injection compression molding

One process – many applications

The injection compression molding process allows low-stress, thick-walled components to be produced without sink marks and with high contour accuracy. Here, we will show you the complex procedure and innovative applications, such as the production of precision free-form surfaces.

LED lens

Compression molded optical parts
ARBURG participates in the OptiLight research project for the energy-efficient production of innovative hybrid lenses for LED streetlights. With the injection compression molding process, precision free-form surfaces are produced which deflect the light in a targeted manner, according to a rectangular illumination profile.

The energy-efficient LED lenses are produced using an equally energy-efficient electric ALLROUNDER ALLDRIVE injection molding machine. The project is sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and supervised by Projektträger Karlsruhe (PTKA). The objective is an efficient production chain for the high-volume production of microstructured, thick-walled polymer hybrid lenses.
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