Specialty Capabilities Home » Micro Molding Capabilities » Specialty Capabilities Not every mold is straightforward. Accumold’s capabilities are constantly expanding and improving because our customers never stop developing new technology. In the same way our customers push us daily, we push their understanding of what plastic can do even with extremely small part geometry. Our specialty micro molding continues to deﬁne what “possible” will mean tomorrow. Micro Structure Enhancements Accumold combines small and micro-sized parts with the ability to mold micro structures on the surface of the part. These features can measure under one micro in size and are used in a wide variety of applications like diffractive optics, micro-fluidics or micro lenses. 2-Shot Micro Molding In micro molding, two different plastic materials are shot in sync during a single operation. Our customers use this type of micro molding process to lessen the amount of labor required, create a more robust part conﬁguration, or increase cost savings. This process also is capable of handling other applications, such as cosmetics or touch-and-feel applications. Insert Specialty Micro Molding Insert micro molding encapsulates a wide variety of materials such as metal, glass, fabrics, flex-circuits and other delicate media. These parts, similar to those created with 2-shot molding, not only reduce handling and assembly they can solve critical issues in manufacturing. Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) / 3D-MID A complementary process to specialty micro molding is Laser Direct Structuring or often referred to as 3D-MID. This selective plating process is a perfect fit for Accumold’s Micro Mold® technology. Inquire about partnering with Accumold for your micro molding part of this process.