A particular focus of development of the past 20 years within the Twin-Sheet technology at Hombach has been the area of “Functional Twin-Sheet parts”.
Already with the first Twin-Sheet developments, Hombach recognised that the full potential of the technology could only be utilised with inserts which were directly inserted during forming (e.g. sheet steel angles, bushing, plastic holders, snap fits etc.)
The in many cases disadvantage in terms of price compared to single-sheet components due to the required second half of the mould can be offset by means of the direct forming of inserts and thus omission of important assembly stages (e.g. adhesions).
But inserts, foams etc. can not only be integrated in the external surfaces, but also in the hollow spaces of the Twin-Sheet components.