|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||264/465 ; 264/466 ; 264/139 ; 264/276|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 7 인용 특허 : 8|
A mold assembly for molding vinyl skin shell-covered and foam-filled products, such as an automotive instrument panel, wherein waste portions of the shell and foam are eliminated from the molded product. This eliminates having to manually trim such portions from the finished product after molding. Specifically, compressible foam or silicone rubber gaskets or spacers of predetermined shaped, such as the shape of an opening suitable for a radio speaker, are placed in the mold and compressed between the mold lid and the bottom surface of the mold cavity.
A method of forming a molded product comprising the steps of: a. placing in a mold cavity section of a predetermined configuration a vinyl skin shell having at least one opening formed therein; b. placing a compressible gasket sleeve of a predetermined height in the mold cavity section, said sleeve located within the opening in the vinyl skin shell; c. pouring an expandable foam formulation into the mold cavity section onto the vinyl skin shell; d. placing a mold lid bearing a detachable backing insert on top of the mold cavity section so as to compress ...