Yizumi presents solutions for lightweight polyurethane parts and foam molding

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With an eye on the changing nature of the automotive market and the emergence of BEV and other zero emissions vehicles, Chinese machinery company Yizumi developed the ReactPro Solution, which it says combines the advantages of polyurethane coating and injection molding. The company has also developed new solutions for physical and chemical foam molding processes, which it says enable the production of lighter weight parts.

To increase productivity, the ReactPro system can produce high quality thermoplastic parts and coat functional surfaces with polyurethane in the same production cell, improving both the tactile quality of these parts while also cutting cost.

Meanwhile, its chemical foam molding process, FoamPro – the first technical solution launched by Yizium’s New Materials and Processes Test Center – has been developed based on detailed research into MuCell technology. The company states that it can reduce the part weight by 20% and the clamping force during production by 50%, shorten the cycle time by 30%, and eliminate warpage and shrinkage.

The company is also offering its Thixomolding machines, which enable the production of magnesium parts using an injection-based process. This uses chipped magnesium alloy as raw material, which is directly delivered to the machine via hopper to the barrel. The process needs no furnace, ladler or SF6 shielding gas.

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