The SIMI project’s strategic goal is the technology development related to the manufacture of tools (molds) for multi-material injection processes. It focuses on a new and innovative solution from the companies MDA and SIMOLDES PLASTICOS, with the purpose to research and develop methods focused on the development of molding tools for the production of multi-material product production.
The project aims to obtain simpler molds, with less production time, lower maintenance costs and less susceptibility to error or malfunction. This new solution will be developed and tested using molds designed and manufactured according to the specific features of the products for the target markets, introducing in this industry specific know-how to design and manufacture molds. This knowledge will be developed and tested in an industrial environment based on two case studies oriented, one for the automotive sector, and the other one for houseware.
The use of different materials will eliminate any possible component assembly work. Another major objective is to achieve greater integration with the adjacent parts and components that perform different functions, such as, in one of the selected case studies – door panel – the rubber seal inside the glass.
The industrial advantages of this new solution allow us to predict gains in quality and productivity in the technology supply inducing an increase in the competitiveness of the companies.
PROJEC INSERTED IN PÓLO DE COMPETITIVIDADE E TECNOLOGIA ENGINEERING & TOOLING.
PERIOD OF EXECUTION:
JULY 2011 TO DECEMBER 2013
INCENTIVE SYSTEM FOR RDT PROJECTS IN CO-PROMOTION