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Blow molds: product lines reviewed.

ABRAMO ASSOCIATES

Offers complete in-house product design and tool engineering services for injection blow molding with CAD capability. Services include tool building, repair and reconditioning and complete in-house mold-testing capability for unit and production tooling. Company will assist customer in start-up of tooling and offers training seminars on processing, troubleshooting and tool maintenance. Complete turnkey services are available.

ALLOY TOOL & MOLD MFG. CORP.

Manufactures blow molds and associated tooling for medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal-care, food, beverage, automotive, household and industrial chemical market containers. Company's technical center offers CAD/CAM and CNC design services. Repair, refurbishing and revision of worn and existing molds are available.

B&G INDUSTRIES, INC.

Offers extrusion blow and injection blow molds, as well as CAD design, machining, modeling, and casting services. Container and PET tooling are specialties.

BEKUM PLASTICS MACHINERY, INC.

Blow molds are available for injection blow, reheat blow, and for articles up to 750-gal capacity for extrusion blow molding processes. Complete testing and prototyping facilities are available for all molds and all blow-moldable resins, including coextrusion and industrial applications.

BLOW MOLD TOOLING (1972) LTD.

Designs and manufactures molds for extrusion and injection blow processes. Complete mold engineering and design services are offered, including product design and development, models, and duplicating masters. Molds are made from aircraft aluminum, beryllium copper, or prehardened and stainless steel. Company specializes in molds for bottles, jars, and handleware. Capacity ranges up to 5 gal for cosmetics, household, and food products.

BROADWAY COMPANIES, INC.

Specializes in high-quality blow molds for high-volume production facilities that make carbonated beverage containers. Molds are made from aircraft-grade aluminum or steel, custom-made for customer equipment in sizes ranging from 6 oz to 5 gal. Services include models, duplicating, EDM, CAD, mold design, construction, repair and prototype development.

BRONSON PLASTICS

See Solvay Automotive, Inc.

CAPTIVE PLASTICS, INC.

Specializes in building injection blow molds for containers and specialty parts. Design facilities are available. Equipment includes duplicators, tracer lathes, precision-forming grinders, EDM, and a variety of jig-boring machines and pantograph engraving equipment.

CENTURY DIE CO.

Company's molds are for 1-2 oz to 6-qt containers and are manufactured from aluminum or beryllium copper.

EPW INC.

Specializes in the construction of prototype and production molds for blow, reaction injection, resin transfer, foam and rotational molding. Facilities include an engineering staff, model shop, mold shop, rigging department, CAD/CAM department, CNC machining center and a large coordinate measuring machine. Molds are made from epoxy laminates, aluminum-backed epoxy, cast-to-size or machined aluminum, nickel shells, or machined steel.

FGH SYSTEMS, INC.

Provides complete blow molding packages and handles details from initial container design to final bottle. Molds that finish containers without secondary trimming are a specialty. A blow molding machine for prototype work and testing is available.

FREMONT PLASTIC MOLDS LTD.

Offers complete services at one location, including design, casting, machining, and model making.

HEISE INDUSTRIES

Designs and builds extrusion and injection blow molds from aircraft-grade aluminum, beryllium copper, and a full range of steels. Company's services include initial part development, mold design and construction, all related tooling for the molding machine, and supplying molded parts for evaluation. Mold models are generated on a CAD/CAM system, which is integrated with CNC machines. Company is increasing production capabilities at its Kansas City, Mo., location to service more fully the Midwest, California and Mexico.

HOBSON BROTHERS, ALUMINUM FOUNDRY & MOULD WORKS

Although the company designs and builds a full line of blow molding tooling for all types of resins and part configurations, it specializes in industrial molds for engineering resins. Design and manufacture is achieved with use of CAD and CNC machining, EDM, gun drill, fitting press and engraving machinery. Company is capable of sampling molds. Materials used include P-20 tool steel; cast aluminum; 6061, 7075 and QC-7 aluminum plate; beryllium copper; and lamina bronze. Product development, mold repair, model making, cast cavities, engraving, and duplicating services are provided.

INTERNATIONAL PATTERN & MOLD

Manufactures wood patterns and models for cast aluminum blow molds. Any size can be accommodated, including molds with complex contours.

ITALIAN TRADE COMMISSION

More than 150 Italian companies manufacture extrusion and injection blow molds for packaging, industrial applications (automotive parts), and toy making. Information is available from this central source.

JOHNSON CONTROLS INC. PLASTICS MACHINERY DIV.

Offers complete container, mold manufacturing and tooling services, along with a line of extrusion and injection blow molding machinery available for containers ranging in size from a few cubic centimeters to over 100 gal. Technical service centers are located in California, Michigan, and New Jersey.

JOMAR CORP.

Injection blow mold tooling services include product design, tool design, sample tooling, production tooling and automatic take-away equipment. Complete manufacturing facilities are available for both machines and tooling, as is layout and installation assistance. Complete in-house mold testing is also offered through company's research and development center.

KENNEDY TOOL-DIE, INC.

Extrusion blow molds for containers from 1 oz to 82 gal are produced. Company makes molds for handled bottles, dairy gallons, toys, and automotive parts, and specializes in complex configurations. Also manufactures plastic oil can molds. Every operation from cutting raw plates to the final handwork is now computerized.

R.C. KING MOLD & MACHINE

Designs and repairs injection and blow molds. Duplicating services are also provided.

KNIGHT TOOL WORKS LTD.

Builds extrusion and injection blow molds, both production and prototype production, plus all associated tooling. Specializes in neck-finish construction and downstream tooling. Company offers CAD engineering/design, machining, modeling and mold repair. Blow molds are made from aluminum, beryllium copper and a full range of steels.

LIBERTY MOLD & DUPLICATING CO.

A specialized maker of small injection blow molds.

LOWRY MANUFACTURING, INC.

Manufactures blow molds with cut duplicated cavities, EDM, and cast cavities.

MODERN TOOLS DIV. LIBBEY-OWENS-FORD CO.

Complete manufacturing capabilities are offered for medium- to large-size blow molds made from aluminum, Kirksite, and beryllium copper.

P.S.H. INDUSTRIES, INC.

Makes prototype injection and blow molds using a spray metal-process that reportedly reduces costs and manufacturing time.

PLASTI-CAST MOLD & PRODUCTS CO.

Supplies aluminum castings and finished molds for blow molding. Leather, wood-grain, and textured surfaces are a specialty.

PORTAGE CASTING & MOLD INC.

Designs and manufactures cast or machined aluminum blow molds. Large molds up to 15 tons are a specialty. Pattern and model-making services are also available. Company offers in-house mold-design staff, on-site aluminum foundry, and complete moldmaking shop.

PROTOPLAST, INC.

Specializing in spray-metal tooling and aluminum molds, company offers complete service from concept to preproduction parts, using CNC machining, CAD/CAM and EDM.

RAO DESIGN ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.

Specializes in designing and building container blow molds, both extrusion and injection, and offers all related tooling. Molds for a number of standard shapes from 1 oz to 1 gal are available from stock. Prototypes are also offered. Company has several extrusion blow, injection blow and injection molding machines.

RYKA BLOW MOLDS LTD.

Offers a comprehensive group of services. Product design, mold engineering and mold manufacture are accomplished utilizing fully integrated CAD/CAM technology. Product specialties include packaging, automotive and industrial applications. Consultation on processing is available.

SARCOL INC.

A complete pattern, foundry and finishing operation is offered for ceramic, steel, beryllium copper or beryllium nickel blow molds. Also offers cast full-flow, fast-cycle channel cooling, which is said to result in long-life, high-production molds that cycle as fast as aluminum tooling.

SCHULZE TOOL CO., INC.

Designs and builds blow molds and offers product design and complete engineering services. Product and mold drawings are produced on 3-D CAD/CAM systems. Molds are built with the aid of CNC machining centers, digitizers, and multispindle duplicators. Accessories such as dies, mandrels, blowpins, cutters and trim tooling, as well as trimming and deflashing machines, are available. Company also performs repairs and modifications, and offers consulting.

SEAJAY MFG. CORP.

Extrusion blow molds for producing containers and industrial parts are offered in capacities to 25 gal. Materials used are aircraft aluminum, beryllium copper, and steel. Kinds of markets served encompass everything from cosmetics to industrial parts. Company also offers a complete line of semi-automatic deflashing and reaming machines.

SNIDER MOLD CO., INC.

Designs and builds large blow molds in machined aluminum and steel.

SOLVAY AUTOMOTIVE, INC.

Produces extrusion blow molds for up to 50-lb parison machines, including industrial parts, automotive (e.g., air-conditioner ducts, gas tanks), and display cabinets.

STAN-CAST, INC.

Makes blow molds and injection molds and offers a complete moldmaking facility with CNC EDM duplicating and a foundry able to cast tool steel, aluminum, and beryllium copper. Ceramic and pressure castings are also available.

SUPREME TOOLING GROUP

Builds cast aluminum and beryllium copper blow molds, particularly for automotive applications. A total engineering package is reportedly offered from development to operation.

TECHNOMOULD INC.

Offers blow molds, stencils, wax models and all Elecko family processes.

TREDEGAR TOOLING PITTSFIELD

Makes injection blow molds and specializes in 2- to 32-oz containers.

UNICAST DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Company's casting process involves making a ceramic mold from an original model. The metal mold is then cast in the ceramic mold. Most alloys reportedly can be used, including steel, beryllium copper, and aluminum.

WALKER PATTERN & MOLD INC.

Offers extrusion blow molds for 5-gal drums to 5-oz containers. Trash barrels, toys, and other applications are possible.

WENTWORTH MOULD AND DIE CO.

Canadian firm that designs and engineers extrusion and injection blow molds. Molds are made from hand-forged, specially heat-treated aluminum that reportedly offers long life, high thermal conductivity, and high compressive strength. Molds can be custom built for special pieces of equipment.

WHEELER BOYCE CO.

A full-service provider of precision cast-aluminum molds for blow molding. Total in-plant services include model making, pattern production, foundry, finishing, assembly and delivery.
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