comment on this article

OMC launches Mouldshare moulded backlight series

OMC has launched the Mouldshare series of moulded backlights using innovative sliding-gate injection moulding techniques developed by the company which significantly reduce the usual set up costs and MOQs associated with producing a backlight to a customer’s desired shape and size.

The Mouldshare manufacturing process allows many different designs (from one or many customers) to be incorporated into a single injection mould tool - vastly reducing the setup costs associated with each individual design, and reduces minimum order quantities considerably.

In general, setup costs for standard moulded backlights are in the region of £5k to £10k depending on the design, and a typical MOQ would be around 20,000 units. OMC’s Mouldshare series reduces typical setup costs to the £1k - £3.5k region, with MOQs as low as 500pcs.

From a market position perspective, the series bridges the gap between the company’s Profiled backlight range – which are manufactured using custom-engineered CNC profiling machines, have little or no setup costs and MOQs as low as 5 pieces - and the company’s standard moulded backlight range.

As with OMC’s standard injection-moulded backlights, designs can benefit from simulated multi-source (SMS) emitting elements and integral dispersion lenses to enhance uniformity and PCBs can be incorporated into the design allowing simple 2-pin connection to the backlight and simplifying circuit design. Customers can also specify screw holes, mounting clips and other features to be moulded into their designs, reducing cost and enhancing versatility.

Author
Neil Tyler

Comment on this article


Websites

http://www.omc-uk.com

Companies

OMC (UK) Ltd

This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team.

What you think about this article:


Add your comments

Name
 
Email
 
Comments
 

Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles