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HD STORY N°1

INNOVATIVE FINISH ON NESPRESSO® PIXIE CLIPS COFFEE MACHINE

HOW IT ALL STARTED

Our client target was to create a variety of finishes using Roctool Heat & Cool technique to make defect free panels with mold in color plastics including sophisticated textures and also over molded composite panels with authentic materials such as wood, couture fabrics, performance fabrics and carbon fibers.

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1st

Achievement

MOLDING COLOR PANELS WITH TOP SURFACE QUALITY

Some clips are made using standard injection molding in combination with Roctool process to offer one shot component with no paint nor secondary operations, with top surface quality and no visible molding defects that can be encountered with a conventional injection molding process.

Molding color pannels with top surface quality sample

2nd

Achievement

LASER TEXTURING WITH NO DEFECTS

One of the clip of the NESPRESSO® Pixie Clips machine is molded in one shot with a high gloss / low gloss combination. The mold cavity is laser textured with a selected pattern. During the injection molding process, Roctool technology allows a quick heating of the surface and offers a full replication of the tool surface to provide a HD Plastics® level. This parts is defect free demonstrating that it is possible to make plastic parts with no defects such as blush, weld lines and other visible defects.

Black square showing laser texturing

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Achievement

COMPRESSION MOLDING FOR IMPRESSIVE AUTHENTIC MATERIAL

Combining premium composite materials and injection molding for features integration. The first step consists in molding thermoplastic composite inserts of unidirectional fibers (glass) with an authentic material on top, and all in one shot. Unique finishes are created using this method such as Wood Veneer, High Performance Nylon Fabric, Jean Couture and Carbon Fiber. The final decorated insert is then over moulded to integrate mechanical features.

Compression molding for authentic material sample

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