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Injection Molded Components for the Tactical/Firearm Industry

The premium quality products we produce at R&D Molders, Inc. are used in a variety of precision applications. The injection molded part shown here is part of a piece of tactical equipment for the AR-15 rife, and is used by a customer in the defense industry. The tactical component is molded using 55% glass filled nylon and injection molding equipment that ranges from 55 to 300 tons. A TPE soft touch rubber material is over-molded to an acetal substrate during the injection molding process, eliminating the need for secondary assembly processes.

Glass filled nylon is an ideal material choice for durability and strength, but can be challenging to mold due to its flow characteristics. To produce this component custom post-mold cooling fixtures were fabricated to ensure that the final dimensions meet customer specifications. In process inspection are performed according to our stringent quality control standards. We can develop custom testing procedures based on customer specifications for a range of specialty applications. For additional details regarding this custom injection molding project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

Injection Molded Components for the Tactical/Firearm Industry
Injection Molded Components for the Tactical/Firearm Industry

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Injection Molded Components for the Tactical/Firearm Industry Project Highlights

Product Description
Molding for Tactical AR-15 Rifles
Capabilities Applied/ Processes
  • Injection Molding
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
55 Ton up to 300 Ton Injection Molding Machine
Overall Part Dimensions
Wall Thicknesses over 0.250"
Material Used
55% Glass Filled Nylon
Additional Facts
Required some post mold cooling fixtures to be fabricated
Required over-molding TPE soft touch rubber material to Acetal substrate
In Process Testing / Inspection Performed
In Process Inspection
Industry for Use
Low Volume
Delivery Location
Standards Met
Customer Specifications

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