Using RocTool’s rapid molding process allowed Motorola to develop smartphone covers at a higher production rate.
Using RocTool’s rapid molding process allowed Motorola to develop smartphone covers at a higher production rate.

Composite covers for Motorola smartphones moulded by Roctool Technologies have won a JEC innovation award, the company reports.

RocTool partnered with Motorola to win the JEC Innovation Award in the electronic products category. The technology combines the molding of nylon, polycarbonate, Kevlar and woven glass fibers.

‘We would like to congratulate Motorola for winning this prestigious award,’ said Mathieu Boulanger, President of RocTool Inc. ‘RocTool’s induction provides an excellent surface quality and a resin rich surface which is a key requirement in electronics housing.’

Using RocTool’s rapid molding process allowed Motorola to develop smartphone covers at a higher production rate.

 ‘RocTool's 3i-tech inductive system was critical to Motorola reaching its production and cycle time targets for the Droid Turbo programs,’ said Tom Vondrak, director, sourcing and procurement from Motorola. ‘It allowed us to reach a target capacity of  around 50,000 formed parts per day, with minimal tooling investment, while maintaining excellent surface quality and dimensional stability on our formed parts.’

This story is reprinted from material from Roctool, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.