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RIM: Reaction Injection Molding 


Low volume enclosures and structural components of UL-rated materials

MT Difference

Low cost composite tools guaranteed for 10,000 cycles; Able to mold in metal inserts.


Design Octaves’ RIM process produces parts that range from bezels weighing a few ounces up to large housings weighing over 20 pounds. They specialize in lower volume, cost-effective production quantities of up to 5,000 parts per year. The RIM process offers excellent design flexibility and superior cosmetics on high quality, limited run custom enclosures, housings and structural components. RIM is economical for part volumes from 100 to 5,000 annually.

Design Octaves’ RIM material can be molded as thin as 0.125” and meet UL 94-V0 or 94-5V flammability requirements. The RIM process offers design freedom, great cosmetics, and tough mechanical properties. Design Octaves provides in-house services for molding, painting, silk-screening, EMI/RFI shielding, assembly and tooling. Their unique composite tooling process makes molds economical and durable. 


ISO 9001


Soquel, CA


Design Tools & Links

RIM - Reaction Injection Molding Design Guidelines & Material Specs [Link]

RIM Part Design Features [JPG]