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Injection molds: product lines reviewed.

INJECTION MOLDS

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, e.g., 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, including RIM and RRIM.

ABA TOOL & DIE CO.

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.

ABCO TOOL & DIE, INC.

Builds precision runnerless and prototype molds for thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding, and specializes in automatic-action tooling. Compression molds are also manufactured. Custom services include product development, mold design and repair, engraving, and duplicating.

ACCURA TOOL & MOLD, INC.

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

ACE TOOL AND MFG. CO.

Specializes in manufacturing small precision injection molds, using Mold-Masters' edge and valve-gate runnerless molding componentry and other hot-runner devices. It has facilities for 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 are mold design, repair and tryout capabilities.

AGGRESSIVE TOOL & DIE, INC.

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 (20-ton blocks). Molds are for thermoset (compression and injection), structural foam, RIM, 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 a Computervision CAD/CAM system 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.

ALLIANCE TOOL CORP. ALLIANCE MOLD DIV.

Builds injection molds ranging from small, precision tooling to very large tools (over 50 tons), and offers complete design and tryout services. In-house facilities are also available for hard chrome plating. Other capabilities include EDM and duplicating machining.

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 manufacture of prototype and low-volume-production zinc-alloy tooling for injection molding, structural foams, SMC, RIM and RRIM, cold-molded polyesters, vibration welder nests, and steel-rule-die nests. In-house injection molding is done using a 3000-ton, computer-controlled machine with 412-oz shot size. Industries served include automotive OEM and after market, appliances, and computers.

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.

ALTRA CORP.

Manufactures precision injection molds for all segments of the plastics market. Services include product design, toolmaking, and mold testing on presses ranging from 50 to 500 tons.

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-degree 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 EQUIP., INC.

Builds injection and blow molds for thermoplastic toys and housewares.

ANCHOR TOOL AND PLASTIC, INC.

Custom molder of precision engineering thermoplastic products offering contract moldmaking services. Services provided include product engineering, mold design, tryout and repair, model making, part painting, and light assembly.

ANSON TOOLS & GAGES, INC.

Designs and builds injection molds primarily for thermoplastic parts. Compression molding and 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.

Reportedly offers U.S.-quality molds at Hong Kong prices. 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. Top-quality mold manufacturing equipment, expert design services and q-c, mold test equipment, and qualified skilled labor reportedly 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 ECN's 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.

ATLAS PLASTICS, INC.

A custom molder providing contract mold manufacturing services for general-purpose injection tooling. Offers in-house mold design and tryout services.

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 8 x 11 1/2 in.

AUTOMATIC MOLDED PLASTICS, INC. SUB. AUTOMATIC TECHNOLOGIES

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 Arburgs). 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 state-of-the-art 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.

Production and prototype tools for thermoplastic and thermoset injection and compression molding are manufactured. 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 of injection, compression and die cast molds. Some of our specialties include insulated and hot runner molds, 3-plate and side-action molds as well as optical quality lens molds. The shop is equipped with the latest modern machinery, including wire EDM, CNC machining centers, and Moore Jig Grinding. Company has capabilities of test running its molds before shipment (40-175 tons). Company also offers automation equipment for the injection molding industry. Standard, 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, including compression, EPS, rotational, structural foam, blow molding, and thermoforming. Short-run tooling is available. Custom services include product engineering, mold design and repair, model making, cavity casting, hobbing, engraying, 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.

C. BREWER COMPANY

Custom injection molder offers contract moldmaking services for thermoplastics molding. Mold repair, design, and tryout services can be provided.

BROADWAY COMPANIES, INC.

Specializes in high-quality, close-tolerance molds for high-volume production facilities and are noted for simplicity of design, innovation, reliability, and overall performance. Major markets are soft drinks, 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 SPECIALTIES

Produces hot-runner and three-plate injection, compression, and blow molds for up to 1500-ton clamp capacity. Tryout and prototype services are available. Company also specializes in secondary equipment for drilling, routing, sawing, and welding molded products.

BUCKEYE TOOL & MOLD CO.

Specializes in injection molds for thermoplastic lids and containers.

BUR-BAK MACHINE CORP.

Builds prototype and production injection molds.

BURGER ENGINEERING INC.

Produces precision injection molds, prototype molds, and special-purpose machines. A full-service engineering department is experienced in plastics part design, tool design, plastics processing, automatic assembly, and computer controls. CAD/CAM technology is employed in mold building and simplifying creation of complex geometries.

C&J INDUSTRIES

Company is a full-service injection molded plastics supplier. Capabilities include design, manufacturing and SPC tryout of molds, total turnkey assembly, and packaging of custom manufactured products for high-tech markets. CAD/CAM and clean-room capabilities are provided.

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 interchangeability, mold longevity, and ease of maintenance. Molds are fully tested and debugged in company test facilities (machines 100-400 tons). Moldmaking 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, homecare 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 moldmaking services:

* Aluminum tooling for prototype and small production runs.

* Basic: Class 3+ tooling for 10,000 to 100,600 pieces/year.

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

CAPISTRANO PLASTICS, INC.

Manufactures prototype and production tools for thermoplastic injection molding. Services include model making, mold design, repair and tryout, and product development.

CAPTIVE PLASTICS, INC.

Specializes in building molds for unscrewing closures and other packaging components. Offers two 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 featuring runnerless and automatic unscrewing for thermoplastics and thermosets.

CATALINA TOOL & MOLD, INC.

Specializes in close-tolerance, high-production, multicavity molds for thermoplastic injection molding. Also supplies automatic unscrewing molds. Services include mold design, tryout, and short-run molding.

CAVAFORM, INC.

Offers a proprietary line of custom-built, cold-formed, stainless-steel mold cavities.

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 MOLD CORP.

Molds for thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding are manufactured, as are molds for plunger, transfer, and compression molding. 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 have recently been added. Design facilities and a pattern shop to make models for duplicating are available.

COMET TOOL CO., INC.

Company is a full service mold design and manufacturing facility providing product design and development for thermoplastic and thermoset injection, compression, and transfer molds; and is equipped with 5 CAD/CAM stations with NC machining up to 30 x 60 in. Available are in-house sampling capability up to 375 tons and complete on-site mold base construction and a mold refurbishment operation. Company specializes in high-production, multicavity molds for the pharmaceutical, medical, food, automotive, and electrical markets, which include runnerless molds, automatic unscrewing, cam action, and insert molds.

COMPLEX TOOLING, INC.

A custom injection molder offering contract moldmaking services for thermoplastics. Automatic and short-run tools can be designed and built. Mold repair and tryout, and model making services are also provided.

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. The company's 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 75 to 500 tons.

CRISCI TOOL & DIE, INC.

Designs and builds molds up to 6000 lb using CAD/CAM, CNC machining centers, and CNC EDM. All engineering is done in-house, servicing medical, electrical, automotive, and other high-tech industries.

CROWN TOOL & DIE, INC.

Quality molds are provided for thermoplastic and thermoset processes, including injection, compression, plunger and transfer, and blow molding. Automatic and short-run molds are also manufactured. Product engineering services are available. Mold repair, design, tryout and model making services are offered, as are engraving and duplicating.

D.A.P. TOOL & MOLD INC.

Manufactures automatic runnerless molds with automated parts-handling systems and parting line automation. Product engineering, mold design and tryout, engraving and duplicating services are provided.

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. Company also supplies such pre-engineered standards as ejector pins, runnerless and sprueless molding systems, mold temperature and process control systems, and CAD/CAM hardware and software.

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.

DECKER MFG. INC.

Specialty is manufacturing molds for structural foam processing. Injection molds for thermoplastics, and compression and transfer moldmaking capabilities are also offered. Services include mold design, repair, and tryout, as well as model making and cast cavities.

DELTA MOLDS INC.

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

DELTA TECH MOLD, INC.

Using CAD/CAM, company designs and manufactures high-tech, dimensionally accurate conventional and hot runner molds with a maximum size of 30 in x 40 in. All multicavity molds have interchangeable cavities and cores. Company offers in-house mold polishing, and inspection department, and in-house mold sampling capabilities using four presses with ranges from 75 to 390 tons. Company is active in the closure, consumer, connector, computer, electronic, electrical, medical, packaging, and writing instruments industries.

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. A new 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 more 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.

DELTAR DIV., ITW

Mold design and manufacturing, as well as product development services, are offered by this custom molder of thermoplastic transportation products.

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. New plant at Clintonville, Wis., designs and builds small precision molds.

DENBY MOLD CO.

Designs and manufactures injection and compression 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 25,000 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 fittings: pressure, drainage, vacuum, electrical, valves, etc. Custom CNC machining capabilities are offered, as are product development and mold design services.

DIEMOLDING CORP. DIETOOLING DIV.

Designs, builds, and repairs small- to medium-size molds. Facilities include EDM, duplicating, welding, and CNC milling.

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.

E.F.I. & PLATING CO., INC.

Electroformed nickel mold inserts with very precise mold surfaces are produced for a wide range of applications from reflectors to typewriter keys. Mold repair services are provided. Nickel molds in any size and thickness with extremely fine detail and reproduction are also available.

ERB, INC.

Custom molder offering contract moldmaking services for thermoplastic injection. Company can provide product engineering and mold design, repair, and tryout services, in addition to model making and engraving.

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 injection molds. Builds PET preform molds and finished container blow molds for the beverage and food packaging industry, and custom molds for various high technology applications, including the automotive, medical, electronic, and consumer goods industries. Technical services, as well as mold repair for damaged or worn molds and components, are available. Company also offers complete molding systems, including automated turnkey molding systems and pick-and-place part removal systems.

ELECTROMOLD CORP.

Makes cavities using a special electroforming 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.

ENGINEERED MOLD BASES

This relatively new company imports a full line of mold bases from Singapore.

H. ERZURUM & ASSOCIATES

Designs and builds molds for thermoplastic and thermoset molding.

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.

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.

FALLS TOOL INC.

Injection molds, including automatic and short-run molds, jigs, and fixtures for thermoplastics and thermosets are provided, as well as molds for most other major processes. Custom services offered include product engineering, mold design, repair, tryout, engraving, and duplicating.

FERLAND MOLD CO. INC.

Specializes in precision, high-production, automatic molds, primarily for electronic and medical parts in thermoplastics and thermosets. 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 piece part assembly. Assembly of cable and cable molding are supported operations.

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. Also has 14 presses, ranging from 177 to 1000 tons to injection mold thermoplastics, which include engineering resins and structural foam. Finishing capabilities include decorative coating, EMI/RFI shielding, sonic welding, sonic scan welding, hot stamping, assembly, pad printing, silk screening and special packaging. Services are performed with 24-hour quality assurance using SPC.

FORMATIVE PRODUCTS CO.

Makes nickel-shell, aluminum, and epoxy tooling for low-pressure processes, as well as prototyping and preproduction tooling, die models, fixtures, tooling aids, CMM check, and special machines.

G.M. TOOL CORP.

Produces injection, compression, and transfer 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 product/mold development and engineering services, and contracts for molds built in Europe and the Far East.

G.W. PLASTICS, INC.

Precision injection molds for thermoplastics are designed and manufactured by this full-service custom molder. Product engineering and mold tryout services are also provided.

GEIGER PLASTICS, INC.

Custom molders of thermoset and thermoplastic parts offering mold manufacturing, design, repair, and hobbing services for injection, compression, and plunger and transfer molds.

GLOBAL PRECISION, INC.

Precision production molds for the electronic, medical and closure industries are designed and manufactured. Automatic molds are another specialty. Mold repair and tryout services, and duplicating capabilities are provided.

GLUCO, INC.

Injection molds are offered to complement the 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.

GRANTHAM, INC.

Mold manufacturing services are provided by this custom molding firm.

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.

GROHEN TOOL & DIE CO. INC.

Contract moldmaking and mold design services for thermoplastics injection molding are offered by this custom molder. Product development, mold repair, and mold tryout capabilities are provided as well.

HABON CO.

See Schottli AG Mold Maker.

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, West 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 now also the 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 toolsteel 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 production molding featuring SPC and mold tryout.

HOBSON BROTHERS ALUMINUM FOUNDRY & MOULD WORKS

Although the firm specializes in blow molds, design and manufacturing services for injection molds (and compression molds) are also provided. Product development, mold repair, model making, cast cavities, engraving, and duplicating services are provided as well.

HOLLAND MOLD ENGINEERING CORP.

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

Services include product design, mold design, thermoplastic and thermoset--compression, transfer, rubber, injection--mold making. Mold tryout, debugging, and statical 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 state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology and manufacturing machinery. Mold designs include stripper-ring, core-lock, air-ejection, stack, and unscrewing molds. Multi-cavity 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, Gifu-ken and Luxembourg.

ITW

See Deltar Div.

ITALIAN TRADE COMMISSION

Italian injection molds are made by 1000 small- and medium-sized companies for a wide range of applications in any kind of industry.

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.

JACO MANUFACTURING CO.

Company offers molds for its injection machines up to 4 1/2-oz capacity.

JANLER CORP. PLASTIC MOLD DIV.

Specializes in rotating-core and quick-change concepts and uses CAD/CAM and three-axis CNC machining capabilities to design and build molds for thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding, and for compression, transfer and plunger, and blow molding. Automatic molds are also manufactured. Services include product development and mold repair and tryout.

JAY ELECTRO FORMING CO.

Electroformed injection molds are said to give exact reproduction of a desired pattern. Molds feature tight dimensional tolerances and surface finish to SPE-SPI standard #1. A full range of mold sizes is available up to 2 x 3 ft.

KELLEMS & COE TOOL CORP.

Specializes in on-time delivery of quality molds for thermoplastic and thermoset injection and compression 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 and blow 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 cleanroom medical devices and precision optics. Kippmold's capabilities include product design and development, prototype and production tool building, and mold tryout.

KLOCKNER FERROMATIK DESMA

Produces injection molds to fit its injection machines from 17 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 and prototype hand molds.

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 the high-volume medical, recording, quality packaging, disposables, and automotive areas.

KURTZ ENGINEERING

Offers integrated injection machine/mold systems. Engineering and design from concept through production tooling is available.

L & H PRECISION TOOL & MOLDING CO.

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

LEIDEL CORP.

Specializes in thermoplastic injection molds for the packaging and medical industries. Automatic unscrewing or stripped-thread and overcap molds are manufactured with various gating and runner requirements. Engineering, hobbing, thread grinding, CNC lathe and machining center, cylindrical grinding, inspection and mold testing facilities are some of the services offered.

LEOMINSTER TOOL CO., INC.

Designs and manufactures injection, compression and transfer 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, beryllium-copper casting, welding, mold repair, design and tryout.

LIBBY-OWENS-FORD CO.

See Modern Tools Div.

LIBERTY MOLD & DUPLICATING CO.

Manufactures injection molds for both thermoplastics and thermosets, including automatic unscrewing types and those used for precision industrial parts.

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.

M.S.I. MOLD BUILDERS/MFG. SPECIALTIES, INC.

Designs and builds tooling for thermoplastic injection molding. Short-run molds are a specialty. Services include mold repair, hobbing, and engraving.

MTI CORP.

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

MAR-TECH, INC.

Company has facilities for engineering and building injection molds and support equipment for its line of injection machines (from 3 to 30 tons). Specializes in small-piece and insert molds, and also supplies fully automated turnkey packages and integrated 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.

Moldmaking services are offered by this custom molder, which also provides product development, mold design, repair and tryout, and custom engraving services.

MASTER PRECISION MOLDS, INC.

Designs and fabricates tooling for injection molders. Special products include series of six test specimen molds and multicolor, multimaterial molds. Design options include automatic unscrewing, stripper plate and triple-plate models, positive return injection, 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.

Supplies Quick-Change (trademarked) 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.

MERCURY TOOL & MFG.

Designs and builds injection and compression 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.

MERRIMACK TOOL & DIE

Provides multicavity, high-production molds for a wide range of plastic applications, specializing in PET preform and base-cup molds for beverage bottles. Preform molds up to 32 cavities for 1/2-, 1-and 2-liter bottles, and base-cup molds up to 24 cavities for the 1/2-liter size are offered. Designs are available to run on most injection machines. Services include engineering, close-tolerance manufacturing, and repair.

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 to the plastics industry, including product design, mold design, mold build, validation of tooling, production of tooling and a broad range of secondary operations including assembly. Mold build capabilities go up to 25,000 lb. Company utilizes the McDonnell Douglas CAD/CAM system. Its molding operation has 15 presses available from 50 to 750 tons in size with full support equipment, including a Mattec press monitoring system.

MODERN MOLD & TOOL, INC.

Specializes in multicavity and hot-runner tooling. In addition to injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets, company designs and builds molds for compression, plunger and transfer, blow, and rotational molding. Short-run tools are also manufactured. Custom services offered 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, servicing all areas of plastics and composites. In-house services include design, CAD/CAM, die models, fixtures, epoxy tooling, special machines, and molds (thermoplastic, thermoset, RIM, blow molding, and composite). 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 a comprehensive line of standard mold components. Short-run and automatic runnerless molds are available and product development services can be provided.

MOLD SYSTEMS CORP.

Designs and builds injection molds for business machines, electronics, automotive, sporting goods, toys, packaging, industrial, appliances, furniture, and agriculture. MSC specializes in mold quality and is capable of handling multimold programs. Runner and gate designs such as hot-runner, runnerless, and unscrewing molds are produced. Capabilities include precision grinding, milling, CNC machining and validations, CAD/CAM, deep-hole drilling, duplicating, and EDM. Molds for insert, structural foam, compression, and blow molding are also available. MSC has a complete product development and mold testing facility with 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.

Company 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-risen manufacturer on developing tooling for the process. The 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 and core pins, ejector sleeves, leader pins and bushing, sprue bushings and support columns. Other items include date plugs, air-poppet valves, taper locks, side and top locks, angle pins and extension-nozzle sprue bushings, along with a complete line of moldmaker supplies. Along with a full range of special machining services, company offers its National/Rama Runnerless Molding System--an off-the-shelf modular building block concept that is externally heated, energy efficient and guaranteed not to leak. A controller for the system is also available.

NETRA CORP. CUSTOM MOLDING DIV.

Custom molder specializing in engineering-resin components and precision lenses. Designs and builds molds for thermoplastic injection and offers product development services.

NEW JERSEY TOOL AND DIE CO.

Designs and builds any type of mold, including injection molds, automatic unscrewing molds, hot-runner and runnerless molds, and molds for closures and electrical parts. Equipment includes CNC EDM, hobbing presses, CNC lathes, 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.

NEWARD ENTERPRISES, INC.

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

NORTHERN TOOL MFG. CO.

Specializes in general-purpose injection molds for thermoplastics and manufactures compression and transfer molds. 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 and molds for thermoset injection, and compression and transfer molding are provided. Services include product development, mold repair and tryout, and duplicating.

OCOR PRODUCTS CORP.

See Shilla Molds Inc.

ORBIT TOOL & DIE CORP.

Designs and builds injection molds for plastic articles of medium to large size.

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 and blow molds using a spray metal process to reduce costs and manufacturing time.

PACIFIC MOLDED PLASTICS, INC.

Molds are built in sizes up to 20 x 30 in. for thermoplastic injection molded parts ranging from electrical connectors and medical instruments to optical lenses. Company can produce cast or machined molds for prototype, intermediate, and high-volume production in aluminum or steel. According to the company, tooling costs for low-volume production can be reduced through fabrication of standardized inserts for company-owned mold frames.

PACIFIC PLASTIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.

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

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. Automatic molds and molds for compression and transfer molding are also manufactured. Repair, model making, engraving, and duplicating services are provided.

PLAS-TOOL CO.

Provides complete package guarantee on molds weighing up to 10 tons. Specialties are molds for round and square containers of 1 liter to 7 gal with tapered or straight sidewalls.

PLASTIC MOLD TOOL & DIE CO., INC.

Specializes in molds for high-volume production with particular emphasis on automatic unscrewing injection molds, round work, and complex cam action molds. Standard mold designs and interchangeable tooling are used. Both conventional and runnerless molds are used primarily in the packaging and medical industries. Company offers complete design facilities and is equipped for CNC and conventional machining.

PLASTICO, LTD. T&C MACHINE PRODUCTS

Company has complete toolroom facilities for injection mold building and offers EDM, grinding, design service, tooling, and tryout up to 300 tons.

PLEASANT PRECISION, INC.

Specializes in small-to-medium multicavity precision molds. Mold cavities are produced on sophisticated CNC-type equipment. Engineering is all done on an in-house CAD/CAM system. Services offered include product engineering, design assistance and pre-patented engineering.

WILLIAM B. PLISCO, INC.

Specializes in building small injection molds for thermoplastics using EDM. Automatic and short-run tooling can be supplied. Mold design, repair, and tryout services are offered.

POLYMER CONVERSIONS, INC. POLYTOOL DIV.

Contract moldmaking is an element of this custom molder's full-service capabilities, which also include custom injection molding, packaging, and finishing. Other services offered include product development, mold design, repair and tryout, and model making.

PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT TRADE OFFICE

Portuguese moldmaking industry can design and make high-precision tools up to 40 tons, working to close tolerances. The industry reportedly is familiar with the latest molding processes. Equipment used by moldmakers includes jig boring, jig grinding, EDM machines and CAD/CAM systems.

PRECISION MOLD BASE CORP.

Supplies custom mold bases with CNC-manufactured pockets, insert bores, ejector pin and insert bolt holes, probes, runner systems, supports, guided ejection systems, and water lines. Distributes ejection and core pins.

PROSPECT MOLD & DIE CO.

Specializes in tooling for multicolored taillight lenses. Also builds molds for the appliance, housewares, and toy industries. Product development and mold tryout services are provided. Company operates a CAD system and has CNC machining capabilities.

PROTOTYPE & PLASTIC MOLD CO.

Specializes in making prototype and short-run molds using a standard-frame concept said to greatly reduce the cost and delivery times of molds. CAD/CAM capabilities are offered, as is the firm's in-house molding department (12 molding machines up to 200 tons) and secondary operations for full customer service from moldmaking to prototype and short-run molding. In-house production capabilities are also available.

PUGET CORP. OF OREGON

Mold design, manufacturing, testing, and production molding are offered by this full-service company. Custom services provided include product development and mold repair.

R AND M MOLD MFG. CO.

CAD/CAM- and EDM-equipped manufacturer of molds for the plastic and die cast industries. Molds for plastics include injection, compression, transfer, encapsulation, strip and insert.

RBK TOOL & DIE

Mold design, manufacturing, and injection molding services are provided (including short-run tool building). Company provides product development services, mold repair and tryout, model making and duplicating.

RAKAR, INC.

Specializes in manufacturing molds for thermoplastic and thermoset electrical connectors. Processes served include injection, compression, and transfer molding.

RANODA ELECTRONICS

Manufactures molds for electronic parts such as connectors, insulators, integrated circuits, DIP, and frames. Precision EDM machining is featured.

SAFE-T-BASE, INC.

Supplies standard mold bases and components.

SARCOL INC.

Molds are made from ceramic, cast tool steel (for long runs), beryllium copper (for fine grain or textured molds) and beryllium nickel (for long runs, fine detail, or corrosion resistance). Company says cast-steel molds cost less, take less time to deliver, and last longer than tooling made on conventional duplicating machines.

SCHOTTLI AG MOLD MAKER

Swiss mold manufacturer designs and builds semi- and full hot-runner molds for high-precision parts such as medical (e.g., syringes), packaging (e.g., closures) and technical parts (e.g., floppy disk shells). All molds are tested prior to shipment. Company is represented in the U.S. by Habon Co., Westport, Conn.

RICHARD O. SCHULZ CO.

Designs and builds custom tooling for injection molds of up to 50 tons. High-pressure and thermoset molds are offered. Also available are job duplicating, tracer or CNC-controlled machining. Sizes range to 8 x 15 ft. CAD/CAM services are offered.

SHARP DIE & MOLD CO.

Designs and builds molds in medium to large sizes in its 24,000-sq-ft facility. Complex molds containing slides, lifters, camming, and hot-drop manifolding for high-volume applications are a specialty. Also constructs high-technology tooling such as expanding high-pressure structural foam molds and wood-fiber mat compression molds. CNC duplication is done on Pratt & Whitney equipment. A line of mechanical quick-mold-change components are produced.

SHILLA MOLDS INC. DIV. OCOR PRODUCTS CORP.

Designs and builds general-purpose injection molds for thermoplastics. Product development and mold repair and tryout services are offered.

SHORT-RUN PLASTICS MFG. CO.

See Experimental Plastic Molds.

SNIDER MOLD CO., INC.

Offers complete moldmaking and designing facilities, specializing in larger molds up to 40,000 lb. Tooling services for thermoplastic and thermoset injection, compression, plunger and transfer, blow and short-run molding are provided. Equipment includes CNC and tracer mills, full 3D CAD/CAM system, EDM machines, and three tryout presses with up to 72 x 144 in. platen size and 84-in. daylight. Contour work can be provided for large parts like chairs and tractor hoods. Product engineering, mold repair and tryout, model making, and duplicating services are also available.

SOUTHERN PLASTIC MOLD, INC.

Specializes in CAD/CAM product and mold design of close-tolerance parts using engineering grades of material. Injection molds for thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding are manufactured, as are compression and transfer molds. Custom services also include mold repair and tryout, and cast cavities. Company also supplies standard mold components, and moldmakers' tools and supplies.

SOUTHWEST MOLD, INC.

High-production molds for thermoplastic injection molding are designed and manufactured using CAD, CNC, and EDM equipment. Product engineering services, mold design, repair and tryout, engraving, and duplicating are provided.

SPECTOR MOLDING INC.

Custom molder offering contract general-purpose injection moldmaking services; including molds for injection blow molding. Product engineering, mold repair, and tryout services are provided.

SPRINGFIELD TOOL & DIE CO. INC.

Specializes in building molds for small machines (e.g., 1-oz shot capacity) but also builds molds for general industry, and multicavity, hot-runner, and short-run/prototype tools as well. Injection machine capacity for mold trials ranges up to 300 tons. Hobbing, engraving, and duplicating services are offered.

STAN-CAST, INC.

Specializes in molds with cavities or cores made of beryllium copper, aluminum, or steel. Offers complete service from pattern making to finishing. In house foundry makes both ceramic and pressure castings. Company can supply other tool shops with cast, machined, and mitered cavity and core sets.

STEWART INDUSTRIES, INC.

Builds thermoplastic molds up to 1 ton, or 3 x 3 ft, for use in aircraft, medical, and electronics applications. Design and tryout facilities are available. Equipment includes EDM, tracer mills, and pantographs.

STOTT TOOL & MACHINE CO.

Specializes in molds for two-shot molding, molds with large numbers of cavities (300-800) for high production of small and precision parts, and complicated molds having all types of cams, pulls, sequences, and runner systems. Services include complete design and sampling of molds for use in presses up to 700 tons and 90-oz shots, and automatic two-color molds for presses up to 350 tons and two 6-oz shots.

SUPERIOR, INC.

Complete mold design, building, testing, and running facilities are available. Molds to 300 tons can be produced for any consumer, medical, or automotive product.

SUPERIOR DIE SET CORP.

Manufactures mold bases for injection and die-cast molds. Included are standard A & B series, cavity-retainer, three-plate, and stripper sets. All mold-base products include 500 miles free freight. Full in-house capabilities for special machined bases are provided. Other items and services offered include Slide-Lock, Poz-E-Lock, mold plate, and full in-house fabricating and welding services for injection, hydraulic, and mechanical presses. Bolster and ram plates are manufactured to customer specifications.

SUPERIOR MOLD CO.

Designs and manufactures molds for small intricate parts and also manufactures automatic and blow molds. Product development, mold tryout and repair, and engraving services are offered.

T&C MACHINE PRODUCTS

See Plastico, Ltd.

TECH MOLD, INC.

Specializes in complex, high-cavitation tools for production of low-cost, high-precision thermoplastic parts in large-volume programs. Product engineering, mold tryout, and duplicating services are offered. Company builds its own runnerless molding manifolds and does specialized EDM work. All non-stainless mold bases are nickel plated for corrosion resistance. All molds have radiused corners. CAD/CAM and CNC machining equipment is used. Moldmakers at Tech are trained in SPC; they verify that each mold component is produced with "as built" accuracy.

TECHNI-MOLD & ENGINEERING, INC.

Facilities for injection mold manufacturing include engraving, EDM, grinding, complete tooling, and design services.

TELEDYNE EFFICIENT INDUSTRIES

Designs and builds injection and compression molds. Facilities include NC and CNC duplicators, and in-house pattern and model shop. Offers up to 2000-ton compression mold tryout capacity.

TEMPRESS INC.

Specializes in designing and manufacturing large injection molds for thermoplastics; automatic tools and blow molding molds are also supplied. Custom services include product engineering, mold tryout and duplicating.

TEN TEC INC.

Specialties are cam-action and automatic tooling. Molds (including short-run tools) are designed and manufactured for thermoplastic and thermoset injection, compression, and transfer molding. Mold repair and tryout, engraving, and duplicating services are offered.

3M CO.

Offers an exclusive and unique powdered-metal molding method for fabrication of mold cavities, which is said to virtually eliminate the need for machining, hobbing, or EDM. The result is a permanent cavity possessing Rockwell-C hardness of 41-43 and ability to replicate finish to 20-25 RMS, with corrosion resistance similar to stainless steel. These Tartan Tool-brand cavities are used in the same manner as machined tool steel.

TILP, INC.

Emphasis is on high-production single- and multicavity, runnerless and cold-runner molds. Company offers in-house design and custom mold bases. Latest development is in preform molds for the bottle industry. Precision hardened and ground parts are also offered.

TITAN ENTERPRISES, INC.

Specialties are manufacturing injection (thermoplastic and thermoset), compression, and transfer molds using precision EDM and CNC machining. Automatic and short-run tooling can be supplied. Custom services offered include product development, mold design, repair and tryout, cast cavities, engraving, and duplicating.

TOG MOLD TOOL & DIE CO., INC.

Designs and builds thermoplastic and thermoset molds. Specializes in small injection molds and encapsulation tooling for electronic components and has transfer mold sampling capability.

TRADESCO MOLDS LTD.

With headquarters in Toronto and plants in Fairfield, Ohio and Nova Scotia, company builds high-speed, hot-runner injection molds for the packaging, horticultural, medical, and caps and closures industries. For all areas of mold making, consultation design and engineering, production, quality control and field service are offered. Company uses advanced CAD systems to engineer molds.

Using the latest machining and computerized numerical control (CNC) equipment, company precision-crafts molds from the highest quality Ramax prehardened, corrosion-resistant stainless steel. The 37-40 RC hardness resists hobbing and ensures better mold-component stability during the stresses of high-speed injection molding.

Molds are performance-tested on an injection molder and the product is thoroughly checked for uniformity and consistency. During startup, company's field-service team is on hand at customer's plant to smooth mold introduction and assist in personnel training.

TREDEGAR TOOLING PITTSFIELD

Makes a wide range of injection molds for thermoplastics (including structural foam) and thermosets for presses up to 2500 tons. Also manufactures hot-runner molds and automatic unscrewing molds; a separate division makes mold bases. Company provides NC milling and turning, model-making and duplicating, surface cylindrical and centerless grinding, jig-grinding, EDM and electrodes, benching and polishing, and assembly and inspection. Its high-tech array of mold design and manufacturing equipment includes CAD/CAM, optical comparators, and computerized coordinate measuring.

TRI-PAR DIE & MOLD CORP.

Company is a custom manufacturer of thermoplastic and thermoset injection and compression molds. All types of molds reportedly are built, including multicolor, hot-runner, and automatic tooling, for a variety of markets such as automotive and electrical connectors. Company offers mold and product design services, and has CAD/CAM and CNC machining capabilities. Sampling services are also provided.

TRI-PLAS, INC.

Contract injection, blow, and automatic moldmaking services are provided by this molder of thermoplastic containers, lids, drinkware, and tamper-evident packaging. Custom services include product development, and mold design and repair.

TRUEBLOOD, INC.

Manufactures plastic-insert injection molds for molding automotive wire assemblies, electrical plugs, and insert apparatus of any kind. Other specialties include three-piece construction for shuttle or rotary injection machines with removable cavity inserts for fast changeover of parts. R&D, experimental tooling, and complete testing of molds are offered.

UNIQUE MOULD MAKERS LTD.

Specializes in high-quality, multicavity injection molds to produce caps and closures (unscrewing, collapsing core and bump-off) for the packaging industry. Provides versatile custom-design capability, an in-house mold standards program and technical back-up in the manufacture of molds.

U.S. PLASMOLD CORP.

Offers a complete mold-building service, including in-house engineering, design and manufacture of low-production, single-cavity molds to runnerless, multicavity, high-production tooling using CNC equipment.

V M TOOL CO., INC.

Designs and fabricates injection molds. Shop equipment consists of a boring mill, several milling machines, lathes, grinders, EDM machines, pantographs, three-dimensional milling, full contouring NC milling units, and a horizontal and vertical milling center with NC/CNC and four-axis capabilities.

VALLEY MOLD & DIE CO., INC.

Builds high-production injection molds, compression molds, transfer molds, and injection blow molds. Mold design services offer a choice of fully automatic molds with hot-runner systems as well as low volume and prototype tooling. Product development services are offered in addition to model making, cast cavities, hobbing, engraving, electric discharge machining and duplicating. Mold conversions and mold repair are also available.

VELOBIND INC.

Specializes in designing and building close-tolerance molds of all types, from very small molds to those weighing up to 2000 lb. Types of molds supplied include two-plate with subgating, three-plate with pin gating, and hot-runner or insulated-runner with hot probes.

VIMM MACHINE, INC.

Specializes in design and manufacture of molds for insert molding of cord sets, as well as electrical components and Sub-D molded connectors primarily for its own line of insert molding machines. Molding services and short-run prototype parts are available.

WELDUN MOLD DIV. WELDUN INTERNATIONAL

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. Compression and transfer molds are also manufactured. Primary industries served include automotive, appliance, off-road equipment, and business machines. Services include in-house product development, mold tryout, model making, and duplicating.

WENTWORTH MOLD AND DIE CO.

Canadian firm produces injection molds for 1- to 6-gal plastic buckets and lids, and also offers design, engineering, and manufacturing facilities 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.

WESS PLASTIC, INC.

Provides general-purpose thermoplastic moldmaking and molding services.

WHITING PLASTICS DIV. WHITING INTERNATIONAL INC.

Builds high-quality injection molds in Taiwan at relatively low cost, using state-of-the-art machinery, including CNC milling and EDM, CAD/CAM and precision grinding. Japanese and Swiss tools and steels are used; local heat-treating facilities are available. Tools can be built to metric or U.S. standards (e.g., D-M-E, SPE, and SPI). Full engineering support, along with facsimile and real-time video teleconferencing facilities are available for customer communications.

WINDSOR ASSOCIATION OF MOLD MAKERS

Organization represents moldmakers in Windsor, Ontario, and nearby vicinities, including London, Toronto, and Detroit. Member firms are designers and manufacturers of a broad selection of mold types for such applications as optical lenses, precision automotive components and computer and business machine parts.

WISCONSIN TOOL & MOLD CO., INC.

Designs and builds precision plastic injection molds for the medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, connector and controls industries. Specialties include stainless steel and hardened moldbases and runnerless molds. Prototype service, 30- to 200-ton presses for sampling prior to shipment, and mold repair and troubleshooting are available.

ZYGO MOULD, LTD.

Designs and builds high-speed injection molds, supplying major corporations as well as small custom molders. Company offers a broad range of molds from multicavity stacks to single-cavity prototype molds, including molds for containers and lids, thin-wall packaging, medical disposables, PET bottle preforms, base cups, cosmetics, screw caps and technical products. Company utilizes the latest in computerized manufacturing which ensures on-schedule deliveries and carries an inventory of replacement and standard parts.
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Injection molding.

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