WHAT IS ROTO-MOLDING?

 

LifeArk components will be manufactured through rotational molding:

Rotational Molding is a thermoplastic process for producing parts by placing powder or liquid resin into a hollow mold and rotating the tool bi-axially in an oven until the resin melts and coats the inside of the mold cavity. A resin powder is either dumped or blown into the cavity to create a foamed core. Next the tool is cooled and the part is removed from the mold.

Four steps in manufacturing a rotational molded part:

1. Fill the mold with a polymer material

2. Heat & rotate tool in oven to melt material across mold surface

3. Cool tool to solidify the part

4. Remove part from the tool

Rotational Molding Advantages:

  • Design flexibility allowing complex geometry
  • Low-Tech process 
  • Tooling cost are less then other plastic molding methods
  • Parts offer strength, corrosion resistance and durability
  • Short lead times on production
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