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Injection molds: product lines reviewed.

PATAL ENGRAVING & ENGINEERING

Builds injection molds in steel or aluminum and also provides prototyping and production molding services, steel engraving, duplicating, and cavity and cores.

PELCO TOOL CO., INC.

Design and manufacturing capabilities are provided for thermoplastic and thermoset molds, including automatic molds. Repair, model making, engraving, and duplicating services are A-1 TOOL DIV. LOVEJOY INDUSTRIES, INC.

Produces a wide range of molds, from very small up to 15-ton blocks, and specializes in larger molds for appliance, houseware and automotive applications. Numerical control and CAD/CAM used in machining reportedly result in very tight-tolerance molds. Company makes molds for thermoplastics, structural foam and thermosets.

ABA MOLDMAKING DIV. ABA-PGT INC.

Designs and manufactures small precision, fully hardened injection molds for such items as cams, drums, pawls, pulleys, and fine-pitch plastics gears, including spur, helical, bevel, and worm types. Other services include product consultation (gear design), prototyping, and high-volume production molding.

ACCURATE MOULD CO.

Designs and builds high-quality injection molds up to 10,000 lb. Complete engineering services are available on unscrewing, hot-runner, stack, and shuttle molds.

ACE TOOL AND MFG. CO.

Specializes in making small precision, injection molds, using Mold-Masters' edge and valve-gate runnerless molding components and other hot-runner devices. Facilities encompass mold testing, sample-parts production (4-oz shot and less), and custom molding of small parts.

ADVANCE MOLD & MFG., INC.

Precision runnerless, unscrewing molds and mold frames are built for injection machines up to 250 tons. Product engineering services are provided, as well as mold design, repair and tryout.

AGGRESSIVE TOOL & DIE, INC.

Company makes molds for thermoplastics and can handle all shapes, configurations, and sizes, including very large molds.

AKROMOLD, INC.

Capabilities range from small, precision-type molds to large body-panel size molds (30-ton blocks). Molds are for thermoset, structural foam, multicolor, and standard thermoplastic processes. Major industries served include automotive, computer and business machines, appliances, housewares, construction, and aircraft. Company has a large in-house design staff and both Cisigraph and Computervision CAD/CAM systems to facilitate multimold programs. Large-size capabilities include duplicators, NC mills, deep-hole drills, EDM machines to 60 x 120 in., and a computer-controlled coordinate measuring machine. Mold-repair and tryout services are available.

ALLCRAFT MOLD

Designs, builds, and repairs precision injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets, using CNC machining. Compression, plunger and transfer molds, automatic molds, and molds for blow molding can also be manufactured, as can short-run tooling.

ALLIED PLASTIC MOLD, INC.

Builds a variety of injection molds, including those with automatic unscrewing, cam action, hot runners, insulated hot probes, and high-production multicavity tooling. Applications range from cosmetics and pharmaceutical packaging to household items, cassette cases, watch boxes, and toys. Complete in-house design facilities are available and CNC machining capabilities provided.

ALLMAND ENTERPRISES

Specializes in the design and construction of prototype and low-volume-production zinc-alloy tooling for injection molding and structural foam. Facility encompasses in-house injection molding in ten presses ranging in size from 175 ton, 13-oz shot, to a 3000-ton computer-controlled press with a maximum 412-oz shot size. Industries served include automotive OEM, aftermarket, appliances, computers, heavy truck and marine.

ALPHA MOLD INC.

A general-purpose, custom manufacturer of thermoplastic injection molds and molds for all types of thermoset processes. Short-run and prototype tools are built; in-house injection molding capacity for limited runs ranges up to 500 tons. Product development and mold design and repair services are offered. CAD/CAM and CNC machining are used extensively.

AMERI-PORT MOLD REPAIR, INC.

Company specializes in the repair and rebuilding of foreign and domestic molds. Also manufactures prototype and production molds in aluminum and/or steel, and aids in product development requirements, utilizing CAD/CAM technologies.

AMERICAN MOLD CO., INC.

Offers a proprietary product called the Modular Mold, a mold system for plastic cases and crates. The Modular Mold is available in different sizes to fit a variety of injection machines. Company also offers the Super-Stack 90|degrees~ Mold, which molds flat parts at a plane 90|degrees~ to the press platens. Typical applications are lids, trays, coat hangers, pallets, shutters, and rigid packaging.

AMERICAN PLASTIC EQUIPMENT

Builds injection molds for thermoplastic toys and housewares.

ANSON MANUFACTURING, INC.

Designs and builds injection molds primarily for thermoplastic parts. Structural-foam tools are also manufactured. Industries served include electronics, housewares, automotive, and dairy. Engraving, duplicating, polishing and repair services are provided.

APAC INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.

Offers molds from Hong Kong. Facilities are said to offer tooling cost and time savings. Engineering drawings and progress reports can be provided. Molds are sampled in Hong Kong and shipments are made upon receipt of buyer's approval of sampled parts. Mold manufacturing equipment, design services and q-c, and mold test equipment are provided.

ARE-KAY TOOL INC.

Designs and manufactures high-precision and high-production steel injection molds. Included are conventional molds, insert molds, automatic unscrewing molds, and encapsulating molds for a diverse customer base. Company reports heavy experience in the medical and automotive industries.

ARTAG PLASTICS CORP.

Designs and builds prototype and production molds for both thermoset and thermoplastic products.

ASHEBORO MOLD & DESIGN INC.

Designs and manufactures thermoplastic injection molds for machines of 28 to 300 tons, single-cavity prototype to multicavity production. Specializes in ECNs and repair work for existing tooling.

ATCO PLASTICS, INC.

Designs and manufactures precision injection molds using in-house CAD/CAM, CNC machining and CNC EDM. Offers engineering assistance for part design, and complete molding capability, specializing in engineering thermoplastics.

ATOLS TOOL & MOLD CORP.

Company has complete mold design and building capabilities. Its latest technology includes full CAD/CAM capability. Mold sizes vary from 50 lb to 75 tons.

AUTOJECTORS, INC.

Manufactures molds specially designed for its own line of insert injection molding equipment. Molds are produced for horizontal or vertical injection in sizes up to 20 x 24 in.

AUTOMATIC MOLDED PLASTICS, INC.

A unit of Automatic Technologies, company builds precision molds for all thermoplastics. Capabilities include hot-runner, subgated, and three-plate systems, as well as automatic unscrewing and collapsible-core molds. Supplies full service from engineering design to molded samples. Molds currently produced fit 28- to 1500-ton injection machines.

AVEDON ENGINEERING, INC.

Injection mold building capabilities range up to 10 tons (including molds for small machines, such as Arburg). Facility includes five-axis CNC EDM, CNC machining centers and duplicating equipment, including mirror-image capability. Company provides complete design services plus finishing and assembly capabilities to the business-machine, medical, and other high-technology industries.

AZTEC TOOL CO., INC.

Designs and manufactures precision multicavity molds, using CAD/CAM and CNC EDM equipment. Services include product development, prototype tooling, high-output production molds with robotic end-of-arm tooling, and mold testing. Molds are currently produced for cosmetic packaging, medical, and precision products.

B&B MOLD & ENGINEERING, INC.

Manufactures production and prototype tools for thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding. Mold repair and design, and product development services are also provided.

BAUMBACH ENGINEERING CO., INC.

Specializes in custom injection molds for thermoplastics. Product development and mold design, and repair and tryout services are offered.

GLENN BEALL ENGINEERING, INC.

Services include detailed engineering of piece-part drawings, mold design, and low-cost preproduction and short-run molds.

BERMER TOOL & DIE, INC.

Offers a broad capability of designing and building injection molds. Specialties include insulated and hot-runner molds, three-plate and side-action molds, as well as optical-quality lens molds. Shop is equipped with the latest modern machinery, including wire EDM, CNC machining centers, and Moore Jig Grinding. Company has capabilities of test running molds before shipment (40-400 tons), and also offers automation equipment for the injection molding industry. Standard equipment, as well as custom wipers, sprue pickers and part-removal equipment, is designed and built in-house.

BEVERLY PATTERN INC.

Manufactures thermoplastic and thermoset molds for a wide variety of processes besides injection molding and structural foam. Short-run tooling is available. Custom services include product engineering, mold design and repair, model making, cavity casting, hobbing, engraving, and duplicating.

HARRY L. BRAUN CO.

Manufactures complex-action, close-tolerance molds to 4000 lb for markets including electronics, medical, aerosol, gears, communications, instruments, and valves. Services include mold design, CAD/CAM, sampling, first-article inspection, and mold repair.

BROADWAY COMPANIES, INC.

Specializes in high-quality, close-tolerance molds for high-volume production. Major markets served are soft-drink packaging (PET preforms and base cups), fine ceramics (complex electrical), automotive (electrical), and electrical/electronic (connectors, small motor components, circuit protection). Services include mold engineering, construction, repair, prototype development, model making and CAD.

BRONSON PLASTICS

See Solvay Automotive, Inc.

BURBAK COMPANIES

Builds prototype and production injection molds.

BURGER ENGINEERING INC.

Designs and builds small- to medium-sized injection molds, utilizing CAD/CAM. Experienced with hot and insulated runners, thin-wall molds, automatic unscrewing molds, and multi-material molds. Part design and prototyping services, and prototype or production tools of steel, aluminum and cast epoxy are offered.

CAC MOLD CORP.

Builds and designs injection molds for presses up to 750 tons, and all types of standard and runnerless molds, including stack, two-color, shuttle, collapsible-core, thin-wall container, and unscrewing molds. Custom nickel-plated mold bases are commonly used. CAD/CAM system used to drive CNC lathe and machining centers, and EDM and precision grinding equipment ensure maintenance of close tolerances. Testing on presses up to 500 tons is available.

CACO-PACIFIC CORP.

Designs and builds precision, multicavity molds for injection and injection blow molding, especially hot-runner molds and stack molds. Multimold programs are a specialty. Molds are fully engineered and built to close tolerances for dimensional accuracy, parts inter-changeability, mold longevity, and ease of maintenance. Molds are fully tested and debugged in company test facilities (machines 100-500 tons). Facilities include CAD/CAM mold design, complete mold base department, CNC programming and machining, EDM, ID/OD, and jig grinding. Company also has a separate mold repair department. Major markets include medical, magnetic media, home-care products, food and beverage packaging (including closures), camera accessories, writing instruments, personal-care products, automotive, electronics, and quality packaging.

CACOOSING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Offers three custom thermoplastic mold-making services:

* Aluminum tooling for prototype and small production runs.

* Basic Class 3+ tooling for 10,000 to 100,000 pieces/year.

* Advanced Class 1 and 2 tooling for large volumes, using CNC and EDM machining.

CAPTIVE PLASTICS, INC.

Specializes in building molds for unscrewing closures and other packaging components. Offers three tool shops and complete design facilities. Equipment includes automatic cavity duplication, two-dimensional tracer lathes, EDM, precision-forming grinders, tape-controlled lathes, and a variety of jig-boring machines and pantograph engraving units.

CARSON TOOL & MOLD, INC.

Designs and builds precision injection molds. Full-service capabilities include CAD/CAM design and programming coupled with CNC machining centers and EDM. In-house mold sampling capabilities are available up to 450 tons. Company specializes in high-quality molds for the appliance, electronics, textile, packaging and automotive markets, and has experience building runnerless and hot-runner molds, automatic unscrewing, cam-action, and insert molds.

CATALINA TOOL & MOLD, INC.

Specializes in close-tolerance, high-production, multicavity molds for thermoplastic injection molding. Utilizes CAD/CAM system to help meet quick deliveries. Also supplies automatic unscrewing and hot-manifold molds. Services include mold design, tryout, and short-run molding.

CAVAFORM, INC.

Offers a proprietary line of custom-manufactured, cold-formed mold cavities in 420 stainless steel and other tool steels. Also offers two newer cold-formed tooling applications: Cavaclad cavities and core pins. These are bimetal, one-piece formed cavities or cores, using beryllium copper or Ampcoloy materials for superior external- or internal-cooling jackets, but with tool-steel molding and wear surfaces.

Applications include medical products, cosmetics, writing instruments, and caps or closures. Tolerances to 0.0002 in. and surface finishes of 4 to 6 micro inches are obtainable.

CHICAGO MOLD ENGINEERING CO.

Complex molds can be built up to 60 x 96 in. Product engineering, mold design, repair services, and CAD/CAM capabilities are provided.

CLARICH CORP.

Molds for thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding are manufactured. Services include mold design and repair, engraving, and duplicating.

COLONIAL MACHINE CO.

Designs and builds injection molds primarily for housewares, appliances, business machines and materials handling, and is reportedly one of the largest suppliers of molds for plastic pipe fittings and electrical fittings. Specializes in automatic unscrewing molds. Facilities include an in-house engineering department with full CAD/CAM design and programming capabilities, coupled with CNC machining centers for prompt and accurate mold building.

COLUMBIA PRODUCTS, INC.

Manufactures a complete line of standard injection mold bases, cavity retainer sets, and mold plate items. Also makes custom mold bases to required specifications. Special machining capabilities include blind and through bores and pockets (finished or rough), gun-drilled holes, and guided ejector assemblies.

COMET DIE & ENGRAVING CO.

Manufactures injection molds for both thermoplastics and thermosets. Capabilities offered are hobbing, texturing, engraving, and duplicating. CAD/CAM capabilities, design facilities, and a pattern shop to make models for duplicating are available.

COMET TOOL CO., INC.

Company is a full-service plastics source for injection molds and molding, equipped with six CAD/CAM stations. Product design, development, mold design and construction, and production molding up to 350-ton capacity are provided. Offers complete on-site mold-base construction, mold repair and refurbishing. Company specializes in high-production, multicavity molds and molding for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, cosmetics, food, and general industry markets, which include runnerless molds, automatic unscrewing molds, cam-action and insert molds.

CONDOR TOOL & MFG., INC.

Builds plastic injection molds for thermoplastic, thermoset and die-cast dies. Two CNC mills can handle a 24 x 48 in. mold base and larger die-cast dies. Most programming and some design are aided using CAD/CAM. Multiple cavities and finishes with a minimum of carbon manufacturing is standard, as well as unscrewing molds, custom sleeves, and soft and hard core pins.

COURTESY MOLD & TOOL CORP.

Designs and builds high-speed injection molds and complete turnkey systems. Specialties are multicavity, hot-runner, stack and automatic unscrewing molds. Company uses five-axis EDM and CAD/CAM-compatible CNC machining centers. Engineering staff offers complete part and product development assistance, from prototype through production. All services are backed by injection molding plants, including a clean room, with presses from 55 to 550 tons.

CREST MOLD TECHNOLOGY INC.

Designs and builds injection molds of three-plate, stripper-plate, and hot-runner design. Design is done at four stations using Cadkey software. Cutter paths are generated using Mastercam CNC capability in milling. CNC EDM accommodates the close tolerances required in company's specialty of multicavity hardened and ground high-production molds.

CRISCI TOOL & DIE, INC.

Company has complete designing and mold building facility, utilizing CAD/CAM, CNC machining centers and CNC vertical and wire EDM. Serves all industries, including medical, automotive and high-tech. All molds are sampled and debugged prior to shipment.

D-M-E CO.

Offers over 10,000 combinations of standard mold bases and a variety of mold plates, retainer sets and cavity insert blocks and rounds. Supplies such pre-engineered standards as ejector pins, runnerless and sprueless molding systems, mold heater temperature and process control systems.

DAMAC TOOL CO. INC.

Designs, builds, and runs molds up to 700 tons for thermoplastics.

DAMASCUS TOOL CO.

Designs and manufactures injection molds weighing up to 10,000 lb. Equipment includes five EDM and three CNC machining centers (30 x 60 in. capacity). In-house design is available. Company specializes in hot-runner molds and will do prototype and short runs on a 75-ton press.

DAMEN TOOL & ENGINEERING CO.

Specializes in designing and building high-production, long-running tooling. CAD is used to design products and molds. Shop equipment includes a CAD/CAM programming system, three-axis CNC EDM, three-axis CNC mills, NC lathe, jig grinding, and a full complement of manual machines. Mold sampling is available up to 500 tons.

DECAL MOLD CORP.

Contract moldmaker specializing in CNC machining. Mold design and repair, and product engineering services are provided.

DELTA MOLDS INC.

Offers injection molds with hot-runner gating, valve gating, and runnerless systems, and supplies technical information related to these methods.

DELTA TECH MOLD, INC.

Designs and manufactures high-tech injection molds, conventional and hot-runner, for high-volume programs. Maximum size is 30 x 40 in. Multicavity tooling has interchangeable cavities and cores. Company uses CAD and CNC machining and utilizes in-house mold filling and cooling analysis software. In-house sampling presses (75 to 400 tons) are employed for debugging of tools before shipping. Major industries served are closure, electronics, medical, and consumer.

DELTA TECHNOLOGY GROUP

Specializes in large automotive tooling for parts such as fascias, instrument panels, and fenders. Has CAD capabilities and is equipped with six NC mills. Product development, hobbing, and duplicating services are offered. An 80,000 sq-ft mold manufacturing facility was recently completed and the firm recently purchased a large injection molding machine (over 3000 tons) for automotive mold development work.

Sister company, Delta Mold, in Charlotte, N.C., handles some overflow of automotive tool manufacturing, but specializes in molds for computers and business machines.

DELTA TOOL CO., INC.

High-productivity, multicavity molds for injection molding thermoplastics and thermosets (and other thermoset processes) are specialties. Major industries served include closures, electronics, medical, and automotive. All molds are automatic. A full range of custom services includes product development, engraving, and polishing. Company uses CAD and CNC machining. In-house injection molding capacity (75 to 350 tons) is used for sampling only. No custom molding is performed.

DELUXE DIE MOLD INC.

Designs and builds medium- to large-size molds up to 40,000 lb, using CAD/CAM and CNC machining at Elmhurst, Ill., facility. Plant at Clintonville, Wis., designs and builds small precision molds. Custom molding is available at both locations.

DENBY MOLD CO.

Designs and manufactures injection molds up to 15 tons. CAD/CAM facilities are available.

DIAMOND TOOL & DIE CO.

Primarily involved in tools for the appliance and business-machine industries, company builds molds in sizes up to 10,000 lb and features camming and lifter molds requiring fully automatic operation. Offers complete mold design services, CAD/CAM with an in-house McAuto computer, all NC machines necessary to build molds, and try-out capability.

DIE-MOLD TOOL LTD.

Specializes in automatic tooling for all types of thermoplastic pipe fittings: pressure, drainage, vacuum, electrical, valves, etc. Custom CNC machining capabilities are offered, as are product development and mold design services.

DIETOOLING CORP.

CAD designs, builds, and repairs small- to medium-size molds. Facilities include EDM, duplicating, welding, CNC milling, CNC hard turning. CMM sampling and first-article inspection.

DOLLINS TOOL, INC.

Specializes in container and lid molds, although injection molds for all markets are designed and manufactured. Repair and tryout capabilities are offered, along with model making, engraving, and duplicating services.

DUERR TOOL & DIE CO., INC.

Designs and builds precision injection molds for thermoplastics. Provides in-house injection molding from 3-oz, 75-ton machines to 165-oz, 700-ton machines.

ECHO MOLDING, INC.

Designs and builds steel, beryllium copper, and aluminum injection molds for machines up to 400 tons. Tooling, EDM, and repair services are also offered.

ELECTRA FORM, INC.

Designs and manufactures precision plastic injection molds. Builds PET preform molds for beverage and food packaging, and custom molds for various high-technology applications, including automotive, medical, electronic, and consumer goods. Company offers technical service, mold repair for damaged molds, and mold refurbishing for worn molds and components. Also offers complete molding systems, including automated turnkey molding systems and pick-and-place part removal.

ELECTROMOLD CORP.

Makes cavities using a special electro-forming process said to result in very precise detail and high accuracy. Company can repair or modify steel mold parts.

ELECTRONIC DEVELOPMENT LABS, INC. (EDL)

Designs and builds custom injection molds, does custom molding, and offers a proprietary line of temperature indicators and accessories. Specializes in hot-runner molds.

EUCLID ENGINEERING CO.

Provides complete moldmaking services from design to finished part for molding machines with 1- to 30-oz capacity. Contour work is a specialty. Capabilities include EDM, hard chroming, duplicating, and CNC machining. Company offers consulting and job placement services.

EXPERIMENTAL PLASTIC MOLDS SHORT-RUN PLASTIC MFG. CO.

Manufactures molds to close tolerances for short-run and prototype thermoplastic parts. Insert molding is a specialty.

FERLAND MOLD CO. INC.

Specializes in precision, high-production, automatic molds, primarily for electronic and medical parts in thermoplastics. Production of precision injection molded components for electronics and consumer products, and short-run tooling are among company's specialties. Mold design, repair, and tryout services are provided, as are product development capabilities. Total manufacturing capabilities are provided, including design, moldmaking, injection molding and assembly.

FERRIOT INC.

Specializes in injection and structural foam molds of steel and aluminum. Services include complete mold design facilities, CAD/CAM, mold tryouts and pattern making. Company has 15 injection molding presses, ranging from 150 to 1000 tons.

G.M. TOOL CORP.

Produces injection molds weighing up to 20,000 lb. In-house facilities include CAD/CAM design and programming, continuous tape equipment (32 x 72 in. capacity), 3-D duplicating, CNC machining, EDM, benching, polishing, and die welding.

GR TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC.

Offers design engineering services and manufacturing: CAD/CAE, prototypes, mold construction, injection molding, assembly and packaging (foreign and domestic sourcing), and facilities planning consultation.

GLUCO, INC.

Injection molds are offered to complement company's line of molding machines. Single- and multicavity molds are available in hardened tool steel for molding thermoplastics, polyurethane, and silicone elastomers. Timed nozzle shut-off pins, said to facilitate molding of liquid and highly crystalline materials, may be projected into molds to interface with cavity walls for runnerless molding. Turnkey services include design, construction, testing, and debugging.

GOUGLER INDUSTRIES

Specializes in large injection molds (up to 12 tons) for a wide range of parts, including automotive front ends, heater and air-conditioner housings, and battery cases. Complete model and mold design is available.

GREENEVILLE TOOL & DIE CO. INC.

Designs and manufactures precision molds up to 4000 lb. Specialties are connector and automatic molds. Product development, mold repair, and engraving services are offered.

HABON CO.

See Schottli Ltd.

HANSON MOLD

Designs and builds general-purpose thermoplastic and thermoset injection molds, insert molds, unscrewing molds, molds with multiple slides, prototype molds, cold-runner and runnerless molds, and automatic molds. Primary industries served include automotive, appliance, off-road equipment, and business machines. Services include in-house product development, mold tryout, model making, and duplicating.

HASCO INTERNORM CORP.

HASCO INTERNORM CORP. WEST

Hasco Internorm Corp. West in California and Hasco Internorm Corp. in New Jersey are daughter companies of Hasco-Normalien of Luedenscheid, Germany, one of the world's oldest and largest manufacturers of mold bases and components for plastic injection molds and die-cast dies. Hasco offers a comprehensive program of metric mold bases and components and Hasco American standard mold bases and components manufactured in the U.S. All mold bases are built in the modular principle, making all mold plates interchangeable, which enables the moldmaker to design a custom mold base with standard parts. The mold plates are made from high quality tool steel with very uniform machining properties. In addition, a complete range of custom work is offered, providing the moldmaker with special mold bases machined according to design. Hasco offers mold components in the U.S. such as ejector blades machined and ground from one solid steel-blank, nitrided and through-hardened, early return systems, friction pullers, ejector sleeves nitrided on the OD and ID or through-hardened, and "auto-sealing" plugs for heating/cooling channels.

HEINZ PLASTIC MOLD CO.

Precision injection molds are designed and built for the pharmaceutical, aerospace, electronics, optical, telecommunications, appliance, automotive, and packaging industries, using CNC machinery. Services include prototypes, mold tryouts, and production molding, featuring SPC and CPK.

HOLLAND PLASTICS CORP.

Offers a wide range of molds, which include multiple side action, two-color, stack, unscrewing, collapsible core, intricate shapes and difficult tolerances. Advanced CAD/CAM enables company to produce complex shapes.

Services include product and mold design, mold making, tryout, debugging, and statistical qualification in 40- to 300-ton presses. Markets served are automotive, appliance, electrical, electronic, medical, office furniture, business machines, plus many other high-technology sectors.

HULL CORP.

Offers a complete range of manual, semi-production, and full-production molds for all equipment from small lab machines to 500 tons or larger, including cold-runner manifold types. Firm also modifies existing molds for use on new machines and rebuilds worn or damaged molds.

HUNTER MOLD & MFG. INC.

Designs and builds molds for most major thermoplastic and thermoset processes. Automatic tools can be manufactured. Product engineering, mold repair, model making, engraving, and duplicating services are offered.

HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.

Designs and builds molds using CAD/CAM technology and manufacturing machinery. Mold designs include stripperring, core-lock, air-ejection, stack, and unscrewing molds. Multicavity molds can be matched to one of Husky's complete line of molding machines (165 to 4000 tons). Company provides complete molds, hot-runner components, machines, robots and product-handling equipment for a variety of molded products, including thin-wall packaging, single-service, housewares, PET preforms, and complex audio/visual, medical, automotive, and technical parts. Hot-runner systems are available separately or with a complete Husky system. Mold manufacturing plants are located in Bolton (Toronto), Boston, Wiesbaden, Gifuken and Luxembourg.

INCOE CORP.

Designs and builds runnerless molding systems for injection molding. Provides cast-heater mold nozzles and machine nozzles, as well as complete injection half of runnerless molds, and temperature-control systems.

ITALIAN TRADE COMMISSION

Italian injection molds are made by 1000 small- and medium-sized companies for a wide range of applications for all industries.

IVANHOE TOOL & DIE CO.

Specializes in long-run, high-production tooling where internal or external threads are required, such as for closures and containers for food or medical applications. Specialties are automatic unscrewing molds and proprietary collapsible-core tooling for internal threads.

JANLER CORP. PLASTIC MOLD DIV.

Specializes in high-tech runnerless, rotating core, and stack mold systems. Firm recently built a 2 x 16 unscrewing stack mold. Utilizes fully programmable CNC equipment, including machining centers, EDM machines and three-axis wire EDM, as well as an ample complement of milling, grinding, turning, boring, cutting, profiling and duplicating machinery. With over 35 years in the design and construction of automatic thermoplastic and thermoset molds, services include product development, mold repair, tryout and debugging.

JOWA ENTERPRISES INC.

Designs and manufactures injection molds, unscrewing molds, two-color molds, shuttle molds (especially insert molding), hot-runner, insulated-runner molds, thermoset molds, stripper plate molds, three-plate molds for the medical, electrical, consumer, and automotive industries.

KELLEMS & COE TOOL CORP.

Specializes in on-time delivery of quality molds for thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding. Short-run tooling can be provided. In-house product development and mold design capabilities are offered. Other services provided include mold repair and tryout, hobbing, engraving and duplicating.

R.C. KING MOLD & MACHINE

Designs and builds injection molds. Mold repair and duplicating services are also provided.

THE KIPPGROUP

Kippmold, a mold design and manufacturing firm, is a member of the Kippgroup family of companies, which also includes KippMolding and KippMed, custom molders specializing in clean-room medical devices and precision optics. Kippmold's capabilities include product design and development, prototype and production tool building, and mold tryout.

KLOCKNER FERROMATIK DESMA SALES & SERVICE INC.

Produces injection molds to fit its injection machines from 20 to 7500 tons. Specialties are automated inserting and part-removal equipment. Additionally, molds are produced for packaging machines ranging from 50 to 650 tons. Industries served include closures, medical and pharmaceutical, and other high-volume, thin-wall applications. Specialty molds for footwear and industrial applications are also manufactured.

KRAS CORP.

Specializes in molds for presses from 12 to 250 tons. Also offered are encapsulation systems, EMMI spiral flow, ASTM test sets, flash test molds, prototype hand molds, mold reworking and side-gating conversion.

KRAUSS-MAFFEI CORP.

Supplies complete injection molding systems, comprising machine, mold, and parts-handling equipment. Clamp sizes range from 65 to 4000 tons. Systems are primarily for high-volume medical, recording, quality packaging, disposable, and automotive areas.

L&H PRECISION TOOL & MOLDING

Manufactures injection molds for thermoset and thermoplastic materials. Firm specializes in multiple-action tools, close-tolerance, hot-runner, and stack molds. Pantograph and EDM machinery permit pattern making from drawings or prototypes.

LEIDEL CORP.

Specializes in the design and manufacture of thermoplastic injection molds for cosmetics, packaging and medical industries. Available are automatic unscrewing or stripped-thread closure and overcap molds; and molds for small, high-precision engineering components requiring cam actions and/or automatic unscrewing with various gating and hot/cold runner requirements. CAD engineering, hobbing, ram EDM, CNC turning and four-axis milling, cylindrical and surface grinding, multiple-start contour thread grinding, and inspection and mold testing facilities are some of the services offered.

LEOMINSTER TOOL CO., INC.

Designs and manufactures injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets. All types of molds can be built, including hot-runner, manifold, three-plate and stripper-plate in sizes up to 36 x 54 in. and weights up to 5 tons. Capabilities include CNC, EDM, duplicating, welding, mold repair, design and tryout.

LIBBY-OWENS-FORD CO.

See Modern Tools Div.

LIBERTY MOLD & DUPLICATING CO.

Designs and builds precision injection molds for both thermoplastics and thermosets.

* Production: Prototype tooling, precision multicavity production molds with interchangeable cavities and cores. State-of-the-art hot-runner systems, and automatic unscrewing molds.

* Services: Engineering (CAD), CNC machining, EDM, hobbing, duplicating, engraving, mold repair, and mold polishing.

* Industries served: Closures, electrical, medical, cosmetic packaging, photographic equipment, and writing instruments.

LOWRY MFG., INC.

Designs and manufactures thermoset and thermoplastic injection and structural-foam molds. Specialties include standard three-plate, hot-runner, insulated-runner, subgated, cam, stripper-plate, and interchangeable-cavity molds. Molds are made from cast and machined aluminum or chrome-plated, heat-treated steel. Machinery includes EDM, CNC, CAD/CAM, duplicating, pantograph, and standard tool-room equipment.

MB MOULD & DIE CO.

Offers molds, generally made from aluminum, for PVC/TPR injection, and also for polyurethane. Various die-sinking machines are available: one is a two-headed reverse image that can put on shrinkages. Company pressure casts in aluminum and has a model/pattern shop. Applications are primarily for footwear.

M.S.I. MOLD BUILDERS MANUFACTURING SPECIALTIES, INC.

Designs and builds tooling for thermoplastic injection molding. Specializes in medium and large molds. Services include mold repair, engraving, full CAD/CAM and CCM.

MTI CORP.

Manufactures precision transfer and injection molds for encapsulation of electronic and miniature electrical components. Built to close tolerances, molds are for both thermoplastics and thermosets.

MAR-TECH, INC.

Company has facilities for engineering and manufacture of plastic injection molding machines, molds and support equipment for its line of molding machines (from 3 to 25 tons). Specializes in small-piece and insert molding, turnkey packages and fully automatic, integrated molding systems, including LIM (silicone) molding systems.

MASSIE TOOL AND MOLD, INC.

Builds high-production, hardened and ground, interchangeable thermoplastic and thermoset injection molds. Services include first-piece inspection, prototyping, and pilot runs of thermoplastic parts. CAD/CAM engineering and manufacturing services are available.

MASTER INDUSTRIES, INC. MASTER MFG. DIV.

Specializes in sculpted contour shapes for injection molded thermoplastic automotive interior trim. Mold design, repair, and tryout services are offered, along with model making and cast cavities.

MASTER MOLDED PRODUCTS CORP.

Thermoplastic custom molder capable of part certification and all related SQA/SPC functions. Moldmaking services are also offered, which includes product development and mold design.

MASTER PRECISION MOLDS, INC.

Designs and fabricates tooling for injection molders. Special products include a series of six test specimen molds and multicolor, multimaterial molds. Design options include automatic unscrewing, stripper-plate and triple-plate models, positive-return ejection, cam action, shuttle frames and runnerless designs. Services include design, construction, and tryout for both standard and runnerless applications. Company is licensed to supply tooling for the Quick-Change systems of Master Unit Die Products, Inc.

MASTER UNIT DIE PRODUCTS, INC.

Company supplies its Quick-Change tooling for injection molding. Systems are based on companion unit molds interchanged in a single master frame that remains in the molding machine. Frames are available in one-, two-, and four-unit mold configurations. Company also distributes Isopipe heat-transfer pipes for high-efficiency mold cooling. Company has introduced an adapter frame with companion earplates bolted to an existing standard mold base, which gives that standard base a quick-change capability.

MERCURY TOOL & MFG.

Designs and builds injection molds in any size to 8000 lb, including all types of hot-runner, unscrewing, collapsible-core molds, PET preform molds, and base-cup molds for beverage bottles. Models and mold tryout are available.

MICRO MOLDING CO. INC.

Offers intricate short-run and production precision molds for thermoplastic and thermoset injection machines to 200 tons. Product development, mold design, repair and tryout, and hobbing and engraving custom services are also offered.

MIDLANTIC TOOL CORP.

Offers mold design, manufacturing and repair services for thermoplastic and thermoset injection tools.

MILLTOWN TOOL & ENGINEERING

Designs and builds small precision molds for injection molding thermoplastics. Automatic tooling can be supplied. Product engineering, repair, tryout, model making, engraving, and duplicating services are provided.

MINCO TOOL & MOLD CORP.

Provides a wide variety of services, including product design, mold design, mold build, validation of tooling, production of tooling, and a broad range of secondary operations including assembly. Technologically advanced equipment is used, including the Unigraphics CAD/CAM system. Twenty presses ranging from 50 to 750 tons are available in the molding operation with full support equipment, including a Mattec press-monitoring system. Industries served include automotive, communications, business machines, and medical.

MODERN MOLD & TOOL, INC.

Specializes in multicavity and hot-runner tooling. Short-run tools are also manufactured. Custom services include product development, mold repair and tryout, model making, engraving, and duplicating.

MODERN TOOLS DIV. LIBBY-OWENS-FORD CO.

Company is a complete tooling fabricator. In-house services include design, CAD/CAM, die models, fixtures, epoxy tooling, special machines, and molds (thermoplastic, thermoset). Major equipment includes large CNC duplicators, orbital EDM, 60-ton crane capacity, three DEA coordinate-measuring machines, six CAD/CAM stations, and a 2500-ton compression tryout press.

MOLD BASE INDUSTRIES INC. (MBI)

Manufactures custom injection mold bases and offers a complete line of machining services, which allow bases to be machined so that the toolmaker has only to install the tooling. In addition, standard injection bases, cavity sets, plate items, and component parts are offered.

MOLD MAKERS, INC.

Designs and builds injection molds. Capabilities include three-dimensional, EDM, and precision grinding for smaller conventional, tunnel-gate, or hot-runner molds requiring a high degree of precision.

MOLD-MASTERS SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, INC.

Designs and manufactures runnerless molding systems for thermoplastic injection molding, and offers complete mold-base top-half assemblies with thermocouple and power plugs wired for easy mold assembly. Short-run and automatic runnerless molds are available and product development services can be provided.

MOLD SYSTEMS CORP. (MSC)

Designs and builds injection molds for business machines, electronics, automotive, sporting goods, toys, packaging, industrial, appliances, furniture, and agriculture. Company specializes in mold quality and is capable of handling multi-mold programs. Runner and gate designs such as hot-runner, runnerless, and unscrewing molds are produced. Capabilities include precision grinding, milling, CNC machining and validation, CAD/CAM, deep-hole drilling, duplicating, and EDM. Molds for insert and structural-foam molding are also available. A complete product development and mold-testing facility has six injection machines (75 to 400 tons), including three 150-ton shuttle presses for insert molds. Injection and insert molding services are also offered.

NAGRON PRECISION TOOLING BV NAGRON OPTICAL MOULDS DIV.

Specializes in designing and manufacturing precision optical tooling. Firm produces "third-generation" molds for audio compact discs, after having worked since 1982 with a major disc-resin manufacturer on developing tooling for the process. Company's optical disc molds reportedly are extremely accurate, feature interchangeable parts, and are compactly built. They're designed to keep pace with the shorter cycle times (around 8 sec) for disc-substrate molding provided by new injection molding machines.

NATIONAL TOOL & MFG. CO.

Offered are 13,000 combinations of standard injection mold sets, as well as cavity-retainer, tri-plate, stripper sets, and quick-switch sets. Company also manufactures 4500 mold-set components such as ejector pins, sleeves, blades, core pins, leader pins and bushings, angle pins, sprue bushings and support columns. A complete line of mold makers' supplies, along with special items such as date plugs, air-poppet valves, taper locks, side and top locks, taper bar and long lead locks, and extention-nozzle sprue bushings are available.

An off-the-shelf, modular design, runnerless molding system, the National/Ram System, is externally heated, energy-efficient and guaranteed not to leak. A new tool or a retrofit can be designed, built, wired and bench tested. A complete line of precision temperature-control units are available for the system.

NEW JERSEY TOOL AND DIE CO.

Designs and builds any type of mold, including injection molds, automatic unscrewing molds, hot-runner and runner-less molds, and molds for closures and electrical parts. Equipment includes CNC EDM, hobbing presses, CNC lathes, CNC gun drilling and CNC cylindrical grinders. Complete thread grinding and inspection facilities are available. Company reports it can handle surface grinding up to 27 x 60 in. Seven CNC machining centers are also available.

NEW PACIFIC MACHINERY, INC.

Offers injection molds ranging from 100 to 5000 lb from the Orient.

NEWARD ENTERPRISES, INC.

Builds injection molds for all materials and also offers assistance with part/product/mold design, plus complete molding/assembling/packaging facilities.

NORDICA MOLDS MFG. INC.

Designs and manufactures prototype and production injection molds for automotive, electronic, durable consumer products, pipe fittings, and furniture components.

NORTHERN TOOL MFG. CO.

Specializes in general-purpose injection molds for thermoplastics. Prototype, multicavity and hot-runner injection tools can be provided. Product development, model making, and duplicating services are offered. Sampling is done on 200- and 300-ton molding machines.

OAKLEY DIE & MOLD CO.

Company's specialty is design and construction of injection molds weighing up to 17,000 lb, particularly for appliance, toy, food packaging, and automotive industries. Automatic molds for thermoset injection molding are provided. Services include product development, mold repair, tryout, and duplicating.

OCOR PRODUCTS CORP.

See Shilla Molds Inc.

OMEGA TOOL INC.

Designs and builds small-to-medium close-tolerance, multicavity and automatic unscrewing molds for presses up to 500 tons. Complete engineering, sampling, and part inspection are provided.

ORBIT TOOL & DIE CORP.

Designs and builds injection molds for medium- to large-sized articles.

OSLEY & WHITNEY, INC.

Offers a wide range of capabilities for mold design and production, including hot-manifold and thermoset cold-runner molds. Company specializes in highly intricate, automatic, multicavity molds and will handle long-term projects involving a large number of molds. Mold tryout services are provided.

P.S.H. INDUSTRIES, INC.

Makes prototype injection molds using a spray-metal process to reduce costs and manufacturing time.

PACIFIC PLASTIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Manufactures molds for thermoplastic injection molding. Product development and mold tryout services are offered.
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