The SkinForm process from KraussMaffei can be used to manufacture thermoplastic components with premium quality surfaces in one working step.
The mold parting lines lie behind one another. The injection unit and mixing head for the paint finishing system are across from each other in the machine axis.
The swivel plate, which rotates around the vertical machine axis after injection of the thermoplastic and is flooded with polyurethane after the mold is clamped tight, is located in the center section.
At the same time, the next thermoplastic preform is created in the second cavity.
Thermoplastic is injected into the first cavity, which is part of the index plate. Then the preform is pushed forward and rotated.
Retracting the index plate sets the preform on another mold core and floods both sides with polyurethane.
At the same time, the second cavity can be filled with thermoplastic.
Sliding table technology is perfect for beginners with low unit quantities thanks to simple upgrading of existing KraussMaffei machines. The mold consists of a core side and two cavity sides. The two thermoplastic components and polyurethane are injected sequentially.