In 1954, Rakar began making molding machines for Reynolds & soon after were
approached by Sandia to make transfer molds directly as well as products with the
newly developed resin, diallyl phthalate.
Soon, Rakar found itself in the middle of the atomic age, making custom molds for
such firms as Bendix Corp, Amphenol Aerospace (formerly Matrix Science Corp),
Cooper Interconnect (formerly G&H Technology), General Dynamics Corp, and
Lockheed Martin. Rakar become intimately involved in the space program, making
connector insulators for the early capsules.
Thermoplastics & Thermoset Materials
Rakar has the knowledge & capability to mold
many types of thermoplastic materials. We
typically use engineering grade resins ranging
from Nylon & Polyester to high performance
resins such as PEEK & LCP. Having produced
small, medium & large production runs of
thousands of different products, Rakar can
meet your specific injection molding requirements from simple to complex sizes,
shapes & tolerance. Thermoplastic Resins having specific properties are
compounded with additives such as reinforcements (glass or carbon), U.V.
inhibitors, flame retardants, conductive elements, lubricants or toughness agents, to
attain desired properties. Some thermoplastic property benefits include:
Resins are available in a wide variety of material & color options.
Low Cost alternative to molding large quantities of steel & stainless steel.
Excellent workability, thermoforming & molding characteristics
A manufacturing process for producing parts
from both thermoplastic and thermosetting
plastic materials. Material is fed into a heated
barrel, mixed & forced into a mold cavity
where it cools and hardens to the configuration
of the mold cavity. Injection molding is widely
used for manufacturing a variety of parts, from the smallest component like small
Lego accessories, to entire body panels of cars.
Injection molding is used to create many things such as wire spools, packaging,
electrical connectors, bottle caps, pocket combs, and most other plastic products
available today. Injection molding is the most common method of manufacturing
parts. It is ideal for producing high volumes of the same object.
Some advantages of injection molding are high production rates, repeatable high
tolerances, the ability to use a wide range of materials, low labor cost, minimal scrap
losses & little need to finish parts after molding.
Rakar has over 300 various Thermoplastic &
Thermoset resin compounds to choose, in a
variety of colors.
Our design team can aide your engineering
staff in selecting the best material for your
Hi Voltage Connectors
Insulators & Housing
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