Light, stable & stylish
thanks to GIT
The three letters GIT have fundamentally changed plastic production. Solid components are now hollow. Gas-assisted injection molding is a real problem solver for complicated plastic parts that must look good and also be stable and light.
Müller-Technik produced the first part with gasassisted injection molding in 1993; it was an interior car door handle. Originally, the component was solid. However, the complex geometry and varying thicknesses of the walls caused the developers quite a headache.
Using gas-assisted injection molding, it was possible to create a stable product with a perfect surface. The process has been perfected in the meantime so we can now mold visible parts that do not require further refinement – for example the outside door handles of the Smart, which are neither painted nor chromed and still look stylish.
Working with gas-assisted injection molding requires a great deal of expertise. The first question: Is the component suitable for the process? Additionally, tool construction must provide the necessary technical capabilities.
Today, Müller-Technik produces many parts with gas-assisted injection molding – including the mentioned interior door handles of wich we produce 2.4 million each year.