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27 results found 3d molding

31 . Jul . 2017
Shoe Molding

Humidity-resistant molding for high traffic areas.

21 . Apr . 2022
Shoe Molding

Humidity-resistant molding for high traffic areas.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
Cork 3D Molding - Unleashing Creativity

Amorim Cork Composites develops a new composite for 3D molding technology.

08 . Apr . 2022
Compression molding

For more demanding formats, we have developed a special cork formula that can be molded to create complex shapes. Compression molding allows for faster production cycles than CNC machining and is suitable for large-scale production. Furthermore, compression molding is a technique that allows for high throughputs, makin…

Blog 14 . Jun . 2021
“cork was chosen because of its molding capacity, malleability and flexibility"

Sumayya Vally, a recent TIME100 Next List honoree, was the 20th entity invited to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The youngest architect to be chosen to lead Serpentine's iconic architecture program says “cork was chosen because of its molding capacity, malleability and flexibility, making it possible to recrea…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
What do you think about the cork molding properties? Do you consider it a good material to work with this technique?

I believe that molding is an excellent alternative to machining, as it is more cost-efficient, offers a superior finish and uses less raw material. It is really interesting being part of a team that is trying to take this technology to the next level, with a higher degree of both precision and automation. We are also l…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017

Blog 12 . Dec . 2017
What do you think about cork molding techniques?

Cédric: These will help the material explore new applications. Klas: I think this is a key factor to creating new business options, and I believe this is the most interesting innovation for cork, especially for Studio Corkinho.

Blog 25 . Aug . 2020
What is the potential of 3d moulding techniques for cork, in your opinion?

We haven’t yet tested 3D moulding, but we feel pretty amazed by this technology.Bridging craft with technology is always inspiring. Mixing up modern techniques with a material that has a strong heritage can only bring new ideas. We feel closer to craftsmanship, sculpting … the poetry of working with our hands…But for c…

09 . Oct . 2018
Thermoplastic Rubber (T.P.R.)

A plastic material used by many manufacturers in the injection molding process.

19 . Apr . 2022
Thermoplastic Rubber (T.P.R.)

A plastic material used by many manufacturers in the injection molding process.

Blog 08 . Sep . 2021
What kind of techniques were used to make these pieces?

The cork was laminated using a biological binder, which gives it even higher resistance and durability. The machining and molding processes allow us to create interesting shapes without losing cork’s core structure.

08 . Apr . 2022
CPCs (cork-polymer composites)

CPCs are a range of cork composites that combine the adaptability of polymers and the lightness and sustainability of cork. We use bio-based polymers derived from recycled resources, developing sustainable and versatile solutions suitable for molding, injection molding and blow molding processing.  Compared to 100% syn…

08 . Apr . 2022

Cork is easily transformed through technologies such as molding, CNC machining or lamination. These industrial processes make it possible to create goods that stand out for their innovative shapes, materials and technologies.

30 . Oct . 2018
Mobility Interior Compounds

Cork can be combined with different thermoplastic materials, partially replacing plastic and creating more sustainable end products. These materials can be processed using different production techniques - such as extrusion, injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding or continuous press - creating components that a…

04 . Apr . 2022
Cork at the service of design and sustainability

Raw materials of natural origin, such as cork which is 100% natural, recyclable and renewable, are an innovative and sustainable option for creating functional goods, with aesthetic concern, that accompany us at home, at work and during leisure time. It is estimated that for every ton of cork produced, cork oak forests…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies

To answer Spinneybeck's criteria and demands of its new collection, Amorim Cork Composites developed materials, processes and tools to produce the cork tiles designed by Lars Beller Fjetland. Inspired by techniques used in traditional shoe sole molding, Lisboa and Porto tiles are acoustically absorptive composite cork…

09 . Aug . 2019
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2. It makes a difference in the lives of people who depend on it Cork is an important social and economic development factor for Western Mediterranean countries, enabling people to continue living and working in arid and semi-arid areas. In addition to thousands of direct jobs, the cork oak forest generates various oth…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
Taking advantage of the precision of CNC moulding technology, 1,500 diamond-shaped cork modules have been used to build an impressive 13-met…

The cork blocks were moulded using CNC technology and were then combined, one by one, to test the construction format. After assembly of the test version, the structure was disassembled and the modules were transported to the store where they were re-combined, in less than 10 days, creating an impressive arch that welc…

05 . Jun . 2018

The main category of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018, an initiative that in Portugal is organized by E&Y/ Expresso, was attributed to António Rios de Amorim, Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim, at a ceremony held yesterday in the Convent of Beato, Lisbon, attended by some of Portugal's leading personalit…

12 . Mar . 2019
Technology meets design (1)

The cork’s sensory and functional attributes, coupled with a wide range of possibilities created by technologies such as CNC machining, moulding or lamination, have sparked creativity of developers and designers in the furniture industry all over the world, thus pathing the way to the development of new pieces that com…

Blog 09 . Nov . 2020
Natural beauty. A solution prepared to withstand the demands of everyday life

Moulding techniques have made it possible to combine cork’s natural characteristics - such as lightness, elasticity and softness to the touch – to provide a feeling of well-being, natural beauty and comfort inside the car. In view of cork’s unique resilience, compressibility and resistance to friction this solution is…

23 . Sep . 2022
This innovative material also represents a huge benefit in terms of innovation

Cork Polymer Compounds are produced through an extrusion process in which cork and thermoplastics are mixed to deliver the best of both worlds. The introduction of cork to produce CPCs can result in a reduction of up to 60% in the volume of plastic consumption, due to cork’s low density, delivering a more sustainable s…

25 . Jan . 2022
Resilience, compressibility, and friction resistance

Using moulding techniques, the natural characteristics of cork such as lightness, elasticity and softness to the touch, come together, offering a sense of well-being, natural beauty and comfort inside the car. A solution that, bearing in mind the resilience, compressibility, and friction resistance of this unique mater…

Blog 27 . Apr . 2022

We also research and develop innovative cork-based materials, through the application of extrusion, lamination or moulding processes, and by combining cork with other raw materials, in order to produce new materials.By using cork or composites that combine cork with materials from other industries, it is possible to cr…

02 . May . 2022
Innovation in solar energy

In the solar energy sector, Amorim Cork Composites has also been presenting innovative solutions that are important steps towards a more responsible energy production. One of these projects focuses on the development, in partnership with EDP and the Spanish company Isigenere, of a cork-based float for photovoltaic pane…

18 . Nov . 2022
Mazda and Mini choose cork

With its attractive look and warm and soft touch, cork has been chosen to create components for the interior of vehicles that stand out in terms of comfort and the natural beauty of the raw material. Through moulding, extrusion and injection processes, cork can assume the most diverse forms and is being used to create…


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