American-Made polymer products at Unprecedented Speeds
Mass producing polymer products generally entails a multi-month laborious setup of production lines and mold making (also known as tooling). Injection moulding is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting molten material into the mold. Injection moulding can be performed with a host of materials mainly including metals (for which the process is called die-casting), glasses, elastomers, confections, and most commonly thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers.
We have automated the design, programming and machining of mold components. This allows us to reduce a typical mold build time of 6-12 weeks to just a few days. With this advancement we are able to get real injection molded parts to use either as production or prototype. This high level of automation also removes much of the labor from the process allowing us to be very competitive.
We utilize aircraft grade aluminum for producing moulds for prototype samples. Our advantage in using high grade QC10 aluminium is that the same mold and setup that provides prototype samples for testing and validation can be used for the initial production run. In many short run and low-volume cases, the same tool can be used for the entire life cycle of the product.
Our machine shop includes the latest automated systems with robotic tool and pallet changing capabilities to enable lights-out production. Our sinker EDM capabilities create plastic injection molds and other tooling with complex geometries. This all adds up to an increased capacity, faster, more efficient production, and shorter lead times.
This process allows us to create injection molded products and tools on American soil in an accelerated time frame that is competitive with China, Taiwan and Mexico.
If you have any questions or have PPE items that you want to be produced, please don’t hesitate to contact us.