Plastic injection moulding
When light needs to be guided and distributed in the desired form, and colour and brightness are to be emitted in the right places, optical precision components made from injection-moulded plastic are often used. This technology’s incredible flexibility in the face of tricky installation spaces and its low unit costs for large quantities make it a very versatile choice in the automotive sector in particular.
Plastic injection moulding: basic technology for automotive lighting solutions
We produce injection moulded optical precision components – from the smallest components weighing just a few milligrams to light guides that are up to approx. one metre in length – preferably from PC (polycarbonate), PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). In doing so, we meet strict requirements for optical characteristics such as surface quality, freedom from cavities and colour stability, as well as other specifications that apply simultaneously with regard to mechanical properties, thermal behaviour or chemical stability.
The production of injection moulded optical precision components is highly complex. It requires great precision, a strict focus on quality and highly skilled management of all production parameters. We can guarantee this thanks to our many years of experience in all areas of the development and production process: from lighting development to article design, tool construction and design to injection moulding. If the particular requirements of a project call for special material characteristics, we often develop new compounds with the desired properties jointly with our material suppliers.
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If the possibilities of injection-moulded components reach their technological limits, or these products are not cost-effective due to high initial investments and/or small quantities, we have other options available for bringing innovative lighting ideas to life through side light fibre technology or textile lighting systems.