PCS Company offers i-mold tunnel gate inserts as a way to automatically degate the part from the runner during ejection. The i-mold tunnel gate inserts allow you to hide the gate mark on the underside of the part. Designing the i-mold tunnel gate insert in your mold saves time and provides a cost reduction in the molding process. The standard tunnel gate inserts are suitable for all plastics because of the optimized feed channel geometry and can accept up to 60% filler such as glass. All tunnel gate inserts are made of highly wear resistant M2 tool steel. Manufacturing the inserts using a MIM process, the feed channels are smooth and gate sizes repeatable from insert to insert. Whether you refer to them as tunnel, cashew or banana gate inserts rely on PCS to provide the industry standard tunnel gate inserts from i-mold.
Request technical assistance for your application. Include the 3D data of the part in assembly with core and cavity splits, drawing or image clearly indicating your gate location requirement plus specific resin grade technical datasheet.