Why would you want to overmold?

- Sep 20, 2017-

Why Would you Want to Overmold?

There are a lot of reasons to overmold. Among the most common are the following:

  • As a means to break up color (aesthetic impacts).

  • To provide a soft grip surface around a part of separate material.

  • To add flexible areas to a rigid part.

  • To eliminate assembly line time. Instead of manufacturing a metal tool and a plastic hand grip separately and then joining the two together manually or with automation, you can just overmold the metal tool with a plastic hand grip and eliminate the need for assembly altogether.

  • To capture one part inside of another without having to use fasteners or adhesives.


In summary, overmolding is regularly used to manufacture parts, sub-sections of parts, and for prototype development. To receive a quote or start a discussion about your overmolding project please visit Abery Mol的& Plastics Co. Ltd here.