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Injection molds.

A-1 TOOL CORP. DIV. OF TRIANGLE TOOL CORP.

Small to 25-ton molds, specializing in larger molds for appliances, housewares and automotives. CNC machining and CAD/CAM. Prototype tooling. Sampling facility from 400 to 3000 tons.

AlIA MOLDMAKING DIV. ABA-PGT INC.

Specializes in mold-making for small medical or industrial products such as fine pitch gearing of all types, timing belt pulleys, and cams. Services include consultation, gearing design, and prototyping.

Also high-precision fully hardened injection molding dies and cavity components. Frames are either alloy or stainless steel at Rockwell C54/58. Types include hot- or cold-runner, mechanical side-action, back or tunnel gating, multiple stage ejection, single or high cavitation, and interchangeable cavity or dedicated.

ACCURA TOOL & MOLD

Specializes in molds for closure and medical industries.

ACCURATE MOULD CO. LTD.

Injection molds for automotive products, closures, pharmaceuticals, containers, electronics and toys. Also RIM molds, extrusion blow molds, and compression molds.

ACRO TOOL CO., INC.

Designs and builds injection molds. General machining of mold accessories, fixtures and jigs. Precision CNC lathe, engraving, milling, grinding and model-making facilities.

ADELMEYER TOOL, INC.

Designs injection molds using CNC machining. Services include repair and reworking of existing molds, short-run production machining, aluminum cast prototype molds, and special tooling.

ADVANCE MOLD & MFG., INC.

Precision production molds designed on CAD. Most components premanufactured for faster deliveries.

ADVANCED TOOL TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Utilizing Pro Engineer, CNC EDM, Wire EDM and CNC milling, specializes in engineering through mold sampling on multimold packages, tight tolerances, short deliveries, and duplicate molds. Complete engineering on the mold, its electrodes, and EDM drop locations.

AGGRESSIVE TOOL & DIE, INC.

Molds for thermoplastics in all shapes, configurations, and sizes, including very large molds.

AKROMOLD, INC.

Specializes in medium to large molds for injection, compression, structural foam, extrusion blow molds, and other processes. Serves waste-management, housewares, business equipment, appliances, building materials, aerospace, and auto, motive industries.

Offers 2-D CAD; 3-D CAD/CAM; large CNC machining; small and large high-speed CNC machining, grinding, polishing; small and large EDM; large CNC EDM, sawing, gun drilling, CMM inspection; and injection and compression mold tryout. Can lift up to 34 tons.

Custom service (contract machining) capabilities include machining of high hard castings and forgings for aerospace industry, including high hard airfoil surfaces.

ALLCRAFT MOLD

Designs, builds, and repairs precision injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets using CNC machining. Also automatic molds and short-run tooling.

ALLIED PLASTIC MOLD, INC.

Builds molds with automatic unscrewing, cam action, hot runners, and insulated hot probes. Also high-production multicavity tooling. Applications from cosmetics and pharmaceutical packaging to household items, linear bearings, cassette cases, watch boxes, and toys. Complete in-house design and CNC machining.

ALLMAND ENTERPRISES

Design and construction of prototype and low-volume injection molds, specializing in zinc-alloy (kirksite) and aluminum tooling. Tool guarantees for the life of the program. Q-1 and ISO 9002 certified.

ALPHA MOLD WEST INC.

Prototype and production molds for up to 300-ton presses. PRO/E CAD system for close-tolerance intricate molds such as shuttle and rotary table insert molds, hot-runner and unscrewing molds. Mold tryout capability with 88- and 200-tom presses.

AMERICAN MOLD CORP.

Engineers and builds injection molds for thermoplastics in appliance, electronics, housewares, medical, agricultural, and automotive markets. Specializes in single- and multiple-cavity production tools ranging from 90- to 1000-ton presses. Complete in-house capabilities utilizing CAD/CAM design and programming for 3-D surface modeling and CNC 3-D contour machining. Mold repair and revision services.

ALPHA MOLD INC.

Designs, builds and tests high quality molds. Molds are tested on in-house tryout presses; maximum tonnage is 500. Supplies prototype parts and part inspection. ISO 9001 registered.

ANSON MANUFACTURING, INC.

Designs and builds injection molds primarily for thermoplastics. Also structural foam tools. Industries served include electronics, housewares, automotive, and dairy. Engraving, duplicating, polishing and repair services.

APAC INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.

Molds from Hong Kong reportedly save tooling cost and time. Mold manufacturing, design services, q-c, and mold testing. Engineering drawings and progress reports can be provided. Molds are sampled in Hong Kong and shipments made when buyer approves sampled parts.

ARE-KAY TOOL INC.

Designs and manufactures high-precision and high-production steel injection molds. Insert, automatic unscrewing, and encapsulating molds. Experienced in medical, automotive and general consumer goods industries.

ARLEN TOOL CO. LTD.

Injection molds for automotive, audio-visual, and high-technology industries. Tooling for 200- to 2000-ton presses.

ARTAG INC.

Designs and builds prototype, pilot-run, and production molds for thermoplastics. Samples molds for up to 400-ton machines.

ASHEBORO MOLD & DESIGN INC.

Manufactures thermoplastic injection molds for machines from 30- to 300-tons. Specializes in mold repairs, modifications and engineering changes to existing tools utilizing CAD/CAM, CNC machining and wire EDM.

ATCO PLASTICS, INC.

Specializes in precision injection molds and molding using engineering thermoplastics. Full in-house design and moldmaking capabilities include CAD/CAM, CNC machining, and CNC EDM. Engineering assistance for part design is available.

AUTOMATIC MOLDED PLASTICS, INC.

Precision molds for all engineering thermoplastics. Hot-runner, subgated, three-plate, automatic unscrewing, and collapsible-core molds. Full service from engineering design to molded samples. Full molding capabilities for 40- to 720-ton presses for all thin-wall molding and structural foam.

AZTEC TOOL CO., INC.

Designs and manufactures precision multicavity molds using CAD/CAM and CNC EDM. Development, prototype tooling, high-output production molds, and testing. Molds for cosmetic packaging, medical, and precision products.

B&B MOLD & ENGINEERING, INC.

Production and prototype tools for thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding. Mold repair and design, and product development services.

B&B PRECISION TOOL CO.

Designs and builds injection molds fr thermoplastics and thermosets using 2-D or 3-D part data. Equipped with CNC and CAD/CAM.

BA DIE MOLD, INC.

Molds for thermosets and thermoplastics from prototype to production. Specializes in runnerless molding systems, automatic unscrewing and multi-action molds. Uses EDS Unigraphics CAD/CAM system, and DNC and direct-data transfer to three- and four-axis CNC machines. Electronic information sent conveniently via DAT tape, floppy disk, modem, or E-mail through various translators. Services include design, assistance during installation and testing, in-house sampling and first-article inspections.

BALLEK DIE MOLD, INC.

Designs and manufactures injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets. All types of molds, including hot-runner, manifold, three-plate and stripper-plate. CNC, EDM, duplicating, mold repair, design, and tryout services.

BAUMBACH ENGINEERING CO., INC.

Custom injection molds for thermoplastics. Also product development, mold design, repair and tryout.

GLENN BEALL ENGINEERING, INC.

Detailed engineering of piece-part drawings using Pro E Cad, low-cost preproduction, mold design and construction, and short-run molding of parts.

BENTLEY TOOL INC.

Designs and builds injection molds for machines from 75 to 2000 tons. Serves automotive and other industries. Will repair existing molds.

BERMER TOOL & DIE, INC.

Specializes in design and building of optical-quality lens molds as well as insulated hot-runner and three-plate molds. Wire EDM, CNC machining centers, Moore Jig grinding, and optical polishing. Mold tryout prior to shipping (40- to 400-ton capacity).

BEVERLY PATTERN INC.

Thermoplastic and thermoset molds for injection molding, structural foam, vacforming, and compression molds. Short-run tooling available. Product engineering, mold design and repair, model making, cavity casting, hobbing, engraving, and duplicating.

WILL BINDER MOLD LTD.

Designs and builds small to medium injection molds, specializing in medium-sized tools utilizing pre-hardened cores and cavities. CAD/CAM equipped.

BOUCHERIE USA

High-precision injection molds and hotrunner systems. Specializes in bi-component molds.

HARRY L. BRAUN CO.

Complex-action, close-tolerance molds to 4000 lb for electronics, medical, aerosol, gears, communications, instruments, and valves. Mold design, CAD/CAM, sampling, first-article inspection, and mold repair.

BROADWAY COMPANIES, INC.

Specializes in close-tolerance molds for high-volume production. Mold engineering, construction, repair, prototype development, model-making, CAD, including disc integration. Markets served include PET preforms, rigid plastic packaging, fine ceramics, medical, electrical, electronic and automotive connectors.

BTM TOOLING INC.

Designs and builds steel injection, thermoset, and prototype molds for automotive and exterior lighting. Services include CAD/CAM, CNC machining, CNC EDM and CMM equipment.

BUILD-A-MOLD LTD.

Full service facility for medium to large molds. Services include product design and development, computer modeling, models and prototypes, tool design and building services, tool tryouts to 3000-ton presses, lost core tool tryouts, mold-maintenance and repair, and full CAD/CAM system.

Specializes in lost core tooling, all forms of injection thermoplastic tooling, compression tooling and injection compression tooling, gas assist tooling, inmold decorating tooling, and in-mold assembly tooling.

BURBAK COMPANIES

Prototype and production injection molds.

BURGER ENGINEERING INC.

Small- to medium-sized injection molds, utilizing CAD/CAM. Hot and insulated runners, thin-wall, automatic unscrewing, and multimaterial molds. Part design and prototyping services, and prototype or production tools of steel, aluminum, or cast epoxy.

CAC MOLD CORP.

Builds and designs injection molds for presses to 1500 tons. All types of standard and hot-runner molds including stack, two-color, shuttle, collapsible-core, thinwall container, and unscrewing molds. Three-station CAD/CAM system drives four CNC vertical machining centers, CNC lathe, and CNC EDM. Also grinding equipment, conventional smaller milling machines, boring mills, lathes, and pantograph. Four conventional EDM machines produce a variety of core and cavity configurations.

CACOOSING INDUSTRIES, INC.

Custom thermoplastic moldmaking services include aluminum tooling for prototype and small production runs; basic Class 3+ tooling for 10,000 to 100,000 pieces/year; and advanced Class 1 and 2 tooling for large volumes, using CNC and EDM machining.

CACO-PACIFIC CORP.

Precision multicavity molds for injection and injection blow molding, especially hot-runner and stack molds. Multimold programs a specialty. Molds fully engineered and built to close tolerances for dimensional accuracy, parts interchangeability, mold longevity, and ease of maintenance. Molds tested and debugged with machines of 100-500 tons. CAD/CAM mold design, complete mold-base department, CNC programming and machining, EDM, I.D./O.D. and jig grinding. 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.

CANAM TOOLS LTD.

Designs and builds small to large injection molds and structural foam molds to 15 tons, using CAD/CAM. Serves automotive, appliances, and housewares. Specializes in hot-runner and valve-gated molds for prototype or production.

CANAMATIC MOULD CO. LTD.

Designs and builds quality thermoplastic and thermoset molds, and die-cast dies. In-house capabilities include jig grinding, CAD/CAM, NC EDM equipment. Markets served include communications components, business-machine casings, dotmatrix ribbon cartridges, electronic enclosures, pool and spa accessories, and automotive components.

CAPTIVE PLASTICS, INC.

Specializes in building molds for unscrewing closures and other packaging components. Three tool shops and complete design facilities. Automatic cavity duplication, 2-D tracer lathes, EDM, precisionforming grinders, tape-controlled lathes, jig-boring machines and pantograph engraving units.

CARSON TOOL & MOLD, INC.

Precision injection molds using CAD/CAM design and programming coupled with CNC machining centers and EDM. In-house mold sampling to 450 tons. Specializes in molds for appliances, housewares, electronics, textiles, packaging, and automotive. Runnerless and hot-runner molds, automatic unscrewing, camaction, and insert molds.

CATALINA TOOL & MOLD, INC.

Specializes in close-tolerance, high-production, multicavity molds for thermoplastic injection molding, including automatic unscrewing and hot-manifold molds. Utilizes CAD/CAM (Pro Engineer) to help meet quick deliveries. Mold design, sampling and qualification, tryout, and short-run molding.

CAVAFORM, INC.

Custom-made, cold-formed mold cavities in 420 stainless steel and other tool steels. Also cold-formed Cavaclad cavities and core pins, which are bimetal, one-piece cavities or cores of beryllium copper or Ampcoloy materials for superior external or internal cooling, 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-in.

CELOTTO TOOL & MOULD CO., LTD.

Designs and builds medium-sized molds and prototypes using CAD/CAM. Repairs damaged molds.

CENTENNIAL MOLD INC.

Designs and builds all types of injection molds, including shuffle molds, Overmolding, hot-runner, and lost core molds. Aluminum prototype and steel production tools up to 38 x 78 in. Services include programming CAD/CAM and EDM, and repairs.

CHICAGO MOLD ENGINEERING CO.

Thermoplastic and thermoset molds for recreational, automotive, appliance, agricultural, medical and telecommunications industries. Molds from the smallest "MUD" unit up to 60 x 120 in. and weighing over 75,000 lb. Solid modeling and conventional surfacing from wire-frame using ProEngineer, Unigraphics and Computervision CAD/CAM systems.

Complete mold-repair, NC machining, gun drilling, and jig grinding services.

CLARICH MOLD CORP.

Molds for thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding. Mold design and repair, engraving, and duplicating.

A.E. COLE CO.

Injection molds for appliances, automotive, and medical parts, including hot-runner systems and unscrewing molds. Utilizes CAD/CAM, CNC machining for high tolerances, and EDM machining for quality, interchangeability and tight tolerances. Offers MUD and Round-Mate inserts and molds to 4500 lb. Specializes in 3-D solids and surfacing.

COLONIAL MACHINE CO.

Designs and builds molds to 12,000 lb for injection, compression, counter pressure, structural foam, and all types of hot-runner systems. Specializes in automatic unscrewing molds and collapsible cores. Applications include housewares, appliances, business machines, food handling, industrial products, pipe firings and electrical fittings. In-house engineering with CAD/CAM design (Pro Engineering and Cadkey) and programming (2-D and 3-D). CNC machining centers and EDM.

COLUMBIA PRODUCTS, INC.

Line of standard injection, compression, and die cast mold bases, cavity-retainer sets, and mold plates. Standard and custom mold bases. Special machining capabilities include finished or rough blind and through bores and pockets, gun-drilled holes, guided ejector system and additional hardware.

COMET DIE & ENGRAVING CO.

Injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets. Hobbing, texturing, engraving, and duplicating. CAD/CAM and design facilities.

COMET TOOL CO., INC.

High-precision, close-tolerance injection molds for thermoplastics. Serves consumer and healthcare markets, including cosmetics, food and beverage packaging, and pharmaceutical and medical components. Molds designed and fabricated inhouse using CAD/CAM and complete CNC programming and machining. Custom-designed mold construction tracking system manages scheduling and monitors job progress.

Specializes in high-volume, multicavity automatic unscrewing molds for closures (dispensing, tamper-evident and child resistant). Also manufactures stack, thinwall container, runnerless, and cam-action molds. Complete refurbishment services for molds to 10,000 lb.

CONDOR TOOL & MFG., INC.

Injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets. Three CNC mills handle up to 24 x 48 in. mold bases and inserts. CNC lathe with a swing of 21 in. EDM and grinding standard, yet multiple cavities completed with a minimum of carbon manufacturing as well as round and/or unscrewing molds, custom sleeves, and soft and hard core pins. Design in Cadkey and CAM done in Fastsurf.

CONTECO MANUFACTURING LTD.

Injection molds to 500 tons for a variety of plastic parts from utility to high-technology applications. Full mold design, testing, and fabrication services using the latest computerized technology.

COURTESY CORP.

Designs and builds high-speed injection molds and complete turnkey systems. Specializes in multicavity, hot-runner, stack, and automatic unscrewing molds. Five-axis EDM and CAD/CAM-compatible CNC machining centers. Complete part and product development assistance from prototype through production. ISO 9002 certified.

CREST MOLD TECHNOLOGY INC.

Specializes in the design and manufacture of small to medium close-tolerance injection molds using CAD/CAM, CNC, CNC/EDM, and wire EDM machinery.

CRISCI TOOL & DIE, INC.

Complete design and mold construction utilizing CAD/CAM, CNC machining, and CNC vertical and wire EDM. Specializes in multicavity tools for injection molding, multibase insert molding shuffle tools. Serves automotive, computer, medical, and industrial markets. All molds sampled and debugged prior to shipment.

CROWN MOLD & DESIGN INC.

Designs and manufactures injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets. Specializes in smaller precision parts using Mastercam and Cadkey. Repair and revisions on all types of molds.

CSD INTERNATIONAL See Boucherie USA.

CUSTOM MOLD & DESIGN, INC.

Designs and builds high-quality, close-tolerance molds for commercial, medical, electronic, and automotive markets. Utilizes Cadkey 2-D design, ProEngineer and Unigraphics 3-D solids, and CNC technology. Provides tooling for small, intricate parts to complex molds weighing over 6000 lb.

CUSTOM MOLD & TOOL

Designs and builds custom injection molds for medical, electronics, plumbing, hardware, agriculture, toys, sporting goods, packaging, and cosmetics markets. CAD/CAM design and programming. Conventional, CNC, EDM, and wire EDM machining for all types of molds to 2500 lb. Electronic transfer of data via fax or Internet. Mold repairs, design modifications, new inserts, prototypes and shortrun machined part production.

DECAL MOLD CORP.

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

DELTA TECH MOLD, INC.

Designs and builds precision, high-quality injection molds, including cold-runner, hot-runner, and stack molds for high-volume programs. Max. size is 30 x 40 in. Multicavity tooling with interchangeable cavities and cores. CAD/CAM, CNC machining centers, EDM with robot, and inhouse moldflow analysis, along with sampling on presses from 120 to 420 tons for mold debugging. Industries served include closure, electrical, medical, pharmaceutical, consumer packaging, and automotive. Patented rapid prototyping using actual material available.

DEL-TOOL CO., INC.

Designs and builds all types of high-precision thermoplastic and thermoset molds, including hot-runner, unscrewing, shuffle and two-color rotary molds. Full contouring capabilities working from DXF and IGES electronic transfer files. Complete 3D design and modeling services. Latest CNC machining and CAD/CAM technology. CNC sinker and wire EDM. Holeshooting 6000 lb capacity.

DELUXE DIE MOLD INC.

Designs and builds medium- to large-size molds up to 40,000 lb using CAD/CAM and CNC machining.

DEM-CAV TOOL AND MOULD INC.

Conventional edge-gate, hot-runner, insulated-runner, rotating, and thermoset injection molds. Also prototype molds. CNC machining and CAD/CAM. Specializes in automotive and housewares.

DERWICH INDUSTRIES INC.

Small precision molds for injection molding thermoplastics. Automatic tooling, product engineering, repair, tryout, small production runs, engraving, model making, and duplicating.

DIAMOND TOOL & DIE CO.

Molds to 10,000 lb for appliances, business machines, and automotive. Camming and lifter molds requiring fully automatic operation. Complete mold-design, CAD/CAM with Unigraphics software, CNC machines, and mold tryout.

DIE-MOLD TOOL LTD.

Specializes in automatic tooling for all types of thermoplastic pipe fittings. Custom CNC machining, product development, and mold design.

DIETOOLING CORP.

CAD designs, builds, and repairs small- to medium-size molds. EDM, duplicating, welding, CNC milling, and close-tolerance CNC contour turning to Rc 60. Mold component and first-article inspection on CMM. Refurbishes or upgrades existing molds.

DI-KAR TOOL CORP.

Builds small to medium-sized injection molds, including shuttle and rotary insert tooling. Specializes in pre-hardened prototype cores and cavities, new or replacement mold parts, and repair of damaged or old tools.

D-M-E CO.

Over 10,000 combinations of standard mold bases and a variety of mold plates, retainer sets, and cavity-insert blocks and rounds. Pre-engineered ejector pins, runnerless and sprueless molding systems, mold-heater temperature- and processcontrol systems.

DOLLINS TOOL, INC.

Engineering and construction of multicavity high-speed-stack injection molds for packaging. Repair and overhaul of injection, blow and PET molds.

DUERR TOOL & DIE CO., INC.

Designs and builds precision injection molds for thermoplastics. Complete CAD/CAM capabilities utilizing ProEngineer. Prototyping and product design services. In-house injection molding on 27 machines. Machine sizes 3-oz, 75-ton machines to 165-oz, 700-ton machines.

DURAMOULD LTD.

Injection molds up to 500-ton capacity. Uses CAD/CAM and handles electronic files. Insert molding, encapsulation, two-shot, and unscrewing molds. Complete testing and dimensioned part submission on all tools up to 300-ton capacity.

DYNAMIC ENGINEERING, INC.

Molds from miniature to 6000 lb for applications that include medical and electronics. Services include prototyping, production, and pretesting.

DYNAMIC TOOL & DESIGN, INC.

Designs and builds injection molds with close tolerances, multiple cavities, and multiple actions. Specializes in stack molds, unscrewing molds, and molds for thin wall parts. Utilizes CAD/CAM, CNC, CNC EDM, and wire EDM. Will work with customer-supplied Pro-E models and/or wire-frames, and send and receive data via modem or E-mail. Serves automotive, electronics, cosmetics, medical, cassettes, and closure markets.

ECHO MOLDING, INC.

Designs and builds steel and aluminum injection molds for machines up to 400 tons. Tooling, EDM, and repair services.

ELECTRA FORM, INC.

Designs and manufactures precision injection molds. PET preform molds for beverage and food packaging, and custom molds for automotive, medical, electronic, and consumer goods. Technical service, mold repair, and mold refurbishing for worn molds and components.

ELECTROMOLD/GRIFFITH ENTERPRISES

Makes cavities using a special electroforming process said to result in very precise detail and high accuracy. Can repair or modify steel mold parts. In-house design, internal/external grinding, and EDM.

ELECTRONIC DEVELOPMENT LABS, INC.

Designs, builds, and rebuilds hot-runner, insulated-runner, cam, unscrewing, shortrun aluminum, and beryllium molds. Full 3-D CAD/CAM for prototyping, design and development. Can build or rebuild molds to 36 x 36 in. and is equipped with forklifts, overhead trolley, conventional EDMs, CNC EDM, CNC mills and lathes, and grinders. Molding capability to 450 tons.

EPW INC.

Supplier of molds and tooling for injection molding, blow molding, RIM molding, and molds for other processes. Prototype and production molds made from epoxy laminates, aluminum-backed epoxy lined, cast-to-size aluminum, aluminum-backed nickel shells, and machined aluminum or steel.

Full services offering in-house tooling design, engineering, CAD/CAM, CNC machining, contour digitizing, CMM inspection (including third party), model and pattern making facilities. Capable of handling large tooling projects such as automotive interior door tooling. RIM molding and prototyping in-house facility.

E.T.M. TOOL & MOLD INC.

Designs, engineers, and manufactures tooling from prototype through production. CAD systems utilize Toolchest, Cadkey and Cimatron software. CAD/CAM systems accept all major automotive formats including full IGES, and are totally integrated with company's CNC duplicators and boring mills. Industries served include automotive, appliance, and toy.

EVERSON TOOL AND MACHINE, LTD.

Specializes in molds with complex 3-D geometry and uses 3-D CAD/CAM, CNC machining, CNC wire EDM, and CNC sinker EDM. Molds from small single-cavity prototypes to large multicavity molds (up to 30 x 40 in.) include hotrunner, three-plate, stripper, and side-action molds.

FERLAND MOLD CO. INC. See Trebor Plastics Engineering.

FAIRWAY MOLDS, INC.

Specializes in precision high-production multicavity molds, including all types of hot-runner molds. Also builds cap, closure, and unscrewing molds. In-house design. Uses Bostomatics, wire EDM, 20 conventional and CNC EDMs, jig grinding, etc. Testing facility for molds has 85-, 150-, and 375-ton molding machines.

FERRIOT INC.

Manufactures custom injection molds. Services include product and development assistance, mold engineering with computerized applications, rapid prototyping, in-plant mold tryouts, models, prototype tooling, beryllium-copper castings and duplicating patterns, finishing and cast cavities. Equipment includes CAD/CAM. Company can link customers computer data to its own systems. Workstations are networked with NC machines.

F.G.L. PRECISION WORKS LTD.

Specializes in large injection molds. CAD/CAM and EDM services. Applications include construction, transportation/automotive, computer housings, shipping pallets, containers, playground equipment, household items, toys, garden supplies/furniture, and pool panels.

FRONTIER TOOL, INC.

Designs and manufactures hot-runner, three-plate, and stripper-plate molds. Sizes to 18 x 30 in. CNC, EDM, welding, mold repair and revisions.

GAUER MOLD & MACHINE CO., INC.

Designs and builds injection molds using CAD/CAM and CNC. Specializes in large aluminum and steel molds for structural foam.

GENERAL BINDING CORP.

Designs and builds close-tolerance molds from very small to molds weighing up to 2000 lb. Types include two-plate with subgating, three-plate with pin gating, and hot-runner or insulated-runner with hot probes.

G.M. TOOL CORP.

Injection molds to 12,000 lb. In-house CAD/CAM design and programming (60 x 30 in. capacity), CNC machining, CNC EDM, wire EDM, DNC network, polishing, and die welding. Industries served include automotive, toy, consumer products, computer and medical. Mold repairs and revisions. Mold sampling from 250- to 700-ton capacity.

GOUGLER INDUSTRIES

Specializes in medium- to large-size molds up to 12 tons. Services automotive, military, consumer, and aerospace markets. Complete model and mold design services.

GPT AXXICON BV

Designs, engineers, and manufactures precision, high-performance molds for audio/video, automotive, electronics, computer, aircraft, and related markets.

GR TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC.

Serves as single source for development and execution of injection molded mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies, coordinating any project from concept to production. Uses concurrent engineering and design-for-manufacture and assembly (DFMA) techniques to produce products and components quickly and cost-effectively. Services include preliminary technical and financial analyses, concept and product development, complete simulation capabilities, modeling and prototyping, tooling design and construction.

GREENEVILLE TOOL & DIE CO.

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

HALE MOLDS, INC.

Designs and manufactures injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets. Specializes in small to medium-size prototype and production molds of all types including manifold, hot-runner, three-plate, stripper-plate, and two-shot configurations. Maintains tight tolerances. Mold-design facility uses CimLine and STRIM100. In-house capabilities include CNC, sinker and wire EDM, CMM certification, and mold repairs.

THE HANSON GROUP, LTD.

Injection molds and molding, assembly and decorating, including multicavity automatic unscrewing, multicam action, and two-color molds. Services include advanced quality planning, CAD/CAM/CAE, Pro E, DNC capabilities, CNC machining/turning, and CNC EDM and wire EDM. Mold capacities from 80-500 tons.

HANSON MOLD

Designs and builds general-purpose thermoplastic and thermoset injection molds: insert, unscrewing, multiple-slide, prototype, cold-runner, runnerless, and automatic molds. Industries served include automotive, appliance, off-road equipment, and business machines. In-house product development, mold tryout, model making, and duplicating.

HASCO-INTERNORM CORP. WEST

Daughter company of Hasco-Normalien of Germany offers standard mold bases and components manufactured in the U.S. All mold bases built on modular principle, making all mold plates interchangeable, which enables the moldmaker to design a custom mold base with standard parts. Complete range of custom work is offered for special mold bases. Mold components include ejector blades machined and ground from one solid-steel blank, nitrided and through-hardened; early-return systems; friction pullers; ejector sleeves nitrided on the O.D. and I.D. or through-hardened; and "auto-sealing" plugs for heating/cooling channels.

HEINZ PLASTIC MOLD CO. See Tech Group Chicago.

HOLLAND PLASTICS CORP. See Mold Works Div.

HULL/FINMAC INC., HULL CORP.

Complete range of manual, semi-production, and full-production molds for equipment from small lab machines to 500 tons or larger, including cold-runner/cold-manifold types for thermosets. Also modifies existing molds for use on new machines and rebuilds worn or damaged molds.

HUNTER MOLD & MFG. INC.

Designs and builds thermoplastic and thermoset molds. Automatic tools, product engineering, mold repair, model making, engraving, and CAD design and CAM machining of molds.

HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.

Designs and builds hot runners for all plastic molding applications and packaging molds for thin-wall and industrial containers, PET preforms and closures.

IDEAL MOLDS AND TOOLING

Designs and manufactures injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets, including hot-runner, three-plate, manifold, and stripper-plate types in sizes not exceeding 36 x 40 in. Does specialty work in the medical field. Uses software technology for building prototype or production tooling. Sampling done on premises.

IDEAL TOOL AND MACHINE CO.

Builds prototype and production injection molds utilizing CAD/CAM, CNC, and EDM.

IMPERIAL TOOL AND PLASTIC'S CORP.

Designs and builds injection molds. Services include mold sampling, prototype and production molding.

INCOE CORP.

Designs runnerless molding systems using standard XRCII bushings with replaceable cast heaters, separate end caps and thermocouples. Provides complete injection half valve-gate systems, and both temperature and valve-gate control systems. (See ad p. 225.)

INFINITY PLASTICS LLC

Full mold design and construction utilizing CNC machining. Specializes in family molds to medium cavitation standard and valve-gated hot-runner tools with and without side action and unscrewing cores. Mold testing, validation runs, and production runs provided. Part design assistance. Serves telecommunications, computer, medical, and consumer markets.

THE IRISH MOLDMAKING CORP., LTD.

IMC is a consortium of Irish toolmaking companies offering a full range of tooling. Latest technology in CAD/CAM and CNC equipment. Serves computer hardware, medical, domestic appliances, glass industry, construction, office equipment, electrical, telecommunications, electronics, healthcare, and automotive industries.

ITALIAN TRADE COMMISSION

Provides information on Italian injection molds made by 1000 small- and medium-sized companies for all industries.

IVANHOE TOOL & DIE CO.

Utilizing CAD/CAM, designs and builds high-production, precision injection molds for packaging, medical and technical markets, especially where interchangeability is desired. Specializes in multicavity, hot-runner, automatic-unscrewing, and proprietary collapsible-core molds. Multimold projects for single or multiple components. Expertise in molds for parts with internal or external threads.

JANLER CORP., PLASTIC MOLD DIV.

Specializes in runnerless, rotating-core, and stack-mold systems for thermoplastics and thermosets. Has built a 2 x 16 unscrewing stack mold. CNC equipment including machining centers, EDM machines, and three-axis wire EDM, as well as ample complement of milling, grinding, turning, boring, cutting, profiling, and duplicating machinery. Product development, mold repair, tryout, and debugging.

JOWA ENTERPRISES INC.

Designs and manufactures molds utilizing CAD/CAM. Three dedicated CAD stations, two dedicated CAM stations, and two CNC mills. Tool room equipped to handle wide range of mold and tool requirements. Typical molds built include hot-runner, three-plate, stripper, unscrewing, shuttle, and two-color types for thermoplastics and thermosets.

K&K TOOL LTD.

Complete toolmaking services include inhouse engineering and local tryout facilities. Mold sizes to 12 tons. Experience in molds for crates and similar food-handling containers, as well as high-precision unscrewing closure molds. Also large stack molds, as well as molds for nitrogen gas injection. Installs all commercially available hot-runner systems or will build and engineer custom-designed systems.

KELLEMS & COE TOOL CORP.

Specializes in on-time delivery of molds for thermoplastics and thermosets. Shortrun tooling, in-house product development, mold design, mold repair and tryout.

KFD SALES & SERVICE, INC.

Injection molds to fit its high-speed, thinwall injection molding machines from 330 to 550 tons. Total turnkey packages for closures and other high-volume, thin-wall applications.

KINGSTON PLASTICS CO.

Designs and builds injection molds and complete turnkey systems for automotive, electronics, healthcare, hardware, sports, recreation, construction, medical and optical applications. Part- and product-development assistance from prototype through production.

K.N.T. PRECISION INDUSTRIES LTD.

Utilizing CAD/CAM/CAE, designs and builds injection molds for automotive, appliances, communications and industrial components. Services and refurbishes existing molds; provides technical advice and expertise for all tooling demands.

KRAS CORP.

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

L&H PRECISION TOOL & MOLDING

Injection molds for thermosets and thermoplastics. Specializes in multiple-action, close-tolerance, hot-runner, stack molds, and injection blow molding of small containers. Pantograph and EDM machinery permit pattern-making from drawings or prototypes.

LEIDEL CORP.

Designs and manufactures thermoplastic injection molds for cosmetics, packaging, and medical industries. Automatic unscrewing or stripped-thread closure and overcap molds. Also molds for small, high-precision engineering components requiring cam actions and/or automatic unscrewing with various gating and hot/cold-runner requirements. CAD engineering, CNC ram EDM, CNC turning and four-axis milling, cylindrical and surface grinding, multiple-start contour-thread grinding, and inspection and mold testing.

LEOMINSTER TOOL CO., INC.

Specializes in medium- to large-size molds with emphasis on contoured surfaces cut from CAD solid models. Company takes files via modem and works exclusively from electrodes and EDM. All design and machining done in-house.

LIBBY-OWENS-FORD CO. See Modern Tools Div.

LIBERTY MOLD & DUPLICATING CO.

Designs and builds precision injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets. Prototype tooling, multicavity production molds with interchangeable cavities and cores, cam action, automatic unscrewing, stack, collapsing core, or hot-runner systems depending on requirements. Equipped with CAD/CAM systems, CNC machining, EDM, hobbing, duplicating, engraving, mold repair, and mold polishing. Industries served include closures (tamper-evident, flip top, internal and external thread), electrical, medical, cosmetic packaging, photographic equipment, and writing instruments.

LINCOLN MOLD & DIE CORP.

Builds unscrewing, cam-action, stack, runnerless, and collapsing-core molds. Also molds for tamper-evident closures. Complete design facility utilizes nine-station solids-based CAD/CAM system. CNC equipment fully integrated through a local network. SPC data collection implemented via computer software on coordinate-measuring machine and optical comparators. (See ad p. 222-Tab.)

LOWRY MFG., INC.

Designs and builds production and prototype injection molds for thermosets and thermoplastics, and molds for structural foam. Specialties include standard molds along with three-plate, hot-runner, insulated with subgates, cams and stripper-plates. Most molds made with heat-treated tool steel. Supplies cast cavities and machined aluminum. EDM, CNC, CAD/CAM, duplicating, pantograph, and in-house design services.

M2M INTERNATIONAL INC.

Builds tools for up to 700-ton presses. Services include CAD/CAM, CNC machining, EDM, and complete project management. Company is the Midwest office of Ikegami Mold Corp., which offers engineering services to customers involved in Japanese programs.

M2M INTERNATIONAL LTD.

Engineers and builds molds for up to 300-ton presses. CAD/CAM, CNC machining, CNC EDM, wire EDM, and project management available on site.

MAJESTIC TOOL & MOLD LTD.

Manufactures and repairs injection molds using CAD/CAM, CNC milling centers, and CNC EDM.

MARLAND MOLD INC.

Offers CAD/CAM, CNC manufacturing, in-house mold testing up to 500 tons, closure prototyping, and multimold programs. Molds have interchangeable components. Schedules via a fully integrated software system provide greater on-time delivery assurance and order status communication.

MASTER INDUSTRIES, INC.

Specializes in sculpted contour shapes for injection molded thermoplastic auto-interior trim. Mold design, repair, tryout, model making, and cast cavities.

MASTER PRECISION MOLDS, INC.

Products include a series of 11 test-specimen molds and multicolor, multimaterial molds. Automatic unscrewing, stripperplate, and triple-plate molds; positive-return ejection, cam action, shuffle frames, and runnerless designs. Design, construction, and tryout for both standard and runnerless applications. Supplies tooling for Quick-Change systems of Master Unit Die Products.

MASTER TOOL & MOLD INC.

Designs and builds close-tolerance injection molds. CAD/CAM and CNC machining and CNC EDM.

MASTER UNIT DIE PRODUCTS, INC.

Supplies Quick-Change tooling systems based on companion insert molds interchanged in a single frame that remains in the molding machine. Frames available in one-, two-, and four-insert mold configurations. Adapter frame with companion ear plates bolted to an existing standard mold base gives that standard base quickchange capability. Water-manifold system allows quick connection to water source. (See ad p. 231.)

MATRIX TOOLING, INC.

Complex plastic injection molds for telecommunications, medical, automotive, electronics, and consumer products. Specializes in manufacturing from a 3-D solid database using Unigraphics and ProEngineer software. Services range from sampling/debugging to full production runs in 60- to 190-ton presses. Inspection equipment includes Mitutoyo coordinate-measuring machine and RAM Optical 6X12 CNC video-inspection system. Capability studies and full part qualification provided.

MB MOULD & DIE CO.

Molds (generally aluminum) for PVC, TPE, and polyurethane. Various die-sinking machines available. One is a twoheaded reverse image that can put on shrinkages. Pressure casting in aluminum and model/pattern making. Applications primarily in footwear.

MERCURY TOOL & MFG.

Designs and builds injection molds in sizes to 8000 lb, including hot-runner, unscrewing, collapsible-core, and structural foam molds. CAD systems fully integrated with CAM systems used to program CNC. Mold testing to 500-ton machines. Services available for short-run and long-run molding. Specialties include insert molding, engineering materials, and quick turnaround mold repair.

MINCO TOOL & MOLD INC.

Product design, mold design, mold building, tool validation, and secondary operations including assembly. Twenty-four Unigraphics CAD/CAM workstations dedicated to 3-D format, and molds to 20,000 lb. Industries served include automotive, telecommunications, business machines and office equipment, and consumer products.

MODERN MOLD, INC.

Specializes in scale model injection molds.

MODERN MOLD & TOOL, INC.

Manufactures injection and compression molds with applications from low to high volume. Equipment currently includes CAD/CAM, CNC milling centers, CNC EDMs, and wire EDM. Supporting services include some product development, mold maintenance, in-house welding, inhouse heat treating, and in-house mold sampling. ISO registered.

MODERN TOOLS DIV. LIBBY-OWENS-FORD CO.

In-house design with CAD/CAM. Die models, fixtures, epoxy tooling, special machines, and molds for thermoplastics and thermosets. Large CNC duplicators, orbital EDM, 60-ton crane capacity, three coordinate-measuring machines, and six CAD/CAM stations.

MOLD-A-MATIC INC.

Medium- to large-size molds to 40 tons. Software for CAD, design and math data transfer and manipulation. Cutter path development, CNC machining for prototype and production tools. Program management for large or multiple-tool projects plus follow-up of secondary tooling, soft prototype molds, fixtures, gauges and tryouts. In-house CMM checking for tools, gauges or molded parts qualification.

MOLD BASE INDUSTRIES INC. (MBI)

Custom injection mold bases and machining services, standard injection bases, cavity sets, plate items, and self-lube components.

MOLD CRAFT INC.

Designs and builds injection molds, specializing in high-volume, multicavity molds, and multimold projects to produce precision parts for telecommunications, electronics, medical, and consumer markets.

MOLD MAKERS, INC.

Designs and builds injection molds. Three-dimensional EDM and precision grinding for smaller conventional, tunnelgate, or hot-runner molds requiring high precision.

MOLD WORKS DIV. HOLLAND PLASTICS CORP.

Molds include multiple-side-action, two-color, stack, unscrewing, and collapsiblecore. Complete and current CAD/CAM capabilities for producing complex shapes and difficult tolerances. Range of services includes product and mold design, mold and die construction, mold testing, and processing. Markets served include automotive, office furniture, fiber optics, agricultural, electronics, marine, and toys. Operates 14 presses from 40 to 500 tons.

MODESIGN INC.

Designs injection molds from single-cavity, low-production, open-and-shut molds to complex multicavity molds with various styles of secondary movements for presses up to 700 tons. Advanced manufacturing techniques use CAD IGES surface files, CNC milling, CNC-EDM, and file transfers via modem.

MOLD-MASTERS SYSTEMS INC.

Builds runnerless molding systems for thermoplastic injection molding and mold-base top-half assemblies with thermocouple and power plugs wired for easy assembly. Short-run and automatic runnerless molds, and development services.

MOLD-TECH, INC.

Specializes in small- to medium-sized, high-production, close-tolerance molds. Utilizes CAD/CAM, CNC milling, CNC sinker EDMs, and CNC wire EDM. Builds molds with hot manifolds and valve gating, as well as two-shot molds; and molds with unscrewing cores, lifts, slides, stripper plates, double ejection, cylinders, "A"-side slides, etc.

Also shuttle-type molds where consistency is needed from cavity to cavity where there are two or more "B" sides to the mold.

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

Designs, builds, and tests tooling for thermoplastic injection, RIM, gas assist, and structural foam molds. Specializes in medium and large molds (up to 50,000 lb). Services include mold repair, engraving, CAD/CAM, CCM, and mold testing using 1000-ton press.

MYTRONICS

Designs and builds one- or two-shot, and gas-aided injection molds. Can build molded parts from 4 to 1100 oz. on presses from 50 to 4000 tons. Shop offers CAD/CAM to design molds and drive CNC centers and EDMs. Data files can be electronically transferred.

NATIONAL TOOL & MFG. CO.

Complete line of standard and custom injection mold sets, including stripper, triplate, cavity-retainer, compression, and quick-switch sets. Over 4500 mold components, plates, and plate items such as ejector pins and sleeves, ejector blades, core pins, leader pins and bushings, angle pins, sprue bushings, and support columns. Special items like date plugs, airpopper valves, taper locks, side and top locks, long-lead locks, and extension nozzle sprue bushings.

Designs, builds and bench tests new runnerless molding systems or retrofits existing ones. (See ad Cover III.)

NEW ENGLAND MOLD, INC.

Designs and builds close-tolerance multicavity injection molds featuring component interchangeability and steel size verification. Additional features include automatic unscrewing mechanisms, side actions, and core pulls. Utilizes several hotrunner applications including fixed-probe, valve-gate, and edge-gate configurations. Complete project management and engineering capabilities.

NEW JERSEY TOOL AND DIE CO.

Designs and builds any type of mold, including automatic unscrewing, hot-runner, runnerless molds, and molds for closures and electrical parts. CNC EDM, hobbing presses, CNC lathes, CNC gun drilling, and CNC cylindrical grinders. Complete thread grinding and inspection. Surface grinding up to 27 x 60 in. Seven CNC machining centers.

NEW PACIFIC MACHINERY, INC.

Builds injection molds in the Orient and provides complete mold and machinery systems as turnkey operations.

NEWARD ENTERPRISES, INC.

Injection molds for all materials and assistance in part and mold design, plus complete molding/assembling/packaging facilities for automotive, industrial, and medical products.

NICKEL TOOLING TECHNOLOGY DIV. WEBER MANUFACTURING LTD.

Pure nickel shells from 1 to 30 mm with even-wall thickness and a deposition of 0.25 mm/hr and surface hardness of 40-42 rc are incorporated into mold frames for a variety of processes that include injection, compression, RIM, SRIM, autoclave, rotational, vacuum and reflex. Industries served include automotive, consumer, industrial, defense and aerospace.

NORDICA MOLDS MFG. INC.

Designs and manufactures prototype and production injection molds for appliances, automotive, electronics, telecommunications, durable consumer products, pipe fittings, and furniture components. Machines range from 75 to 300 ton.

NORTHERN TOOL MFG. CO.

Specializes in general-purpose injection, transfer and compression molds for thermoplastics and thermosets. Prototype, multicavity, and hot-runner tools. Product development, model making, duplicating and sampling on 175-, 200-, and 300-ton thermoplastic injection machines and 175-ton thermoset machine.

NORVAN TOOLS LTD.

Specializes in injection molds weighing up to 2 tons. CAD/CAM, CNC milling with 24 x 33 in. capacity, wire EDM (8 x 15 x 27 in.), and conventional EDM (tank size 3 x 5 ft, 100 amp).

OAKLEY DIE & MOLD CO.

Designs and builds injection molds weighing up to 17,000 lb, particularly for appliance, toy, food packaging, and automotive industries. Automatic molds for thermosets. Product development, mold repair, tryout, and duplicating.

OAKWOOD TOOL & ENGINEERING, INC.

Designs and builds injection molds utilizing CAD/CAM and EDM.

OMEGA PLASTICS INC.

Specializes in prototype tooling and low-volume fabrication of metal and plastic components. Deliveries of 3-4 weeks from CAD/prints to parts. Capabilities include aluminum injection mold making, low-volume and insert molding, metal forming, chemical etching, and light assembly.

OMEGA TOOL INC.

Designs and builds small to medium-size close-tolerance, multicavity, and automatic unscrewing molds for presses up to 500 tons. Engineering, sampling, and part inspection.

ORBIT TOOL & DIE CORP.

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

OSLEY & WHITNEY, INC.

Mold design and production, including hot-manifold and thermoset cold-runner molds. Specializes in intricate, automatic, multicavity molds and will handle long-term projects that involve a number of molds. Mold tryout service.

PACIFIC PLASTIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Molds for thermoplastic injection molding. Product development and mold tryout.

PAK 2000

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

PELCO TOOL & MOLD, INC.

Manufactures single- or multicavity thermoplastic and thermoset molds, including unscrewing, automatic and hot-runner molds. CNC machining and CAD. Repairs, model making, engraving, and duplicating.

PJM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Specializes in injection molds that either are sculpted in 3-D or have matched plates. Sculpts artwork by either deckle duplicating or pantographing, or 3-D electrodes for EDM.

PLAS-TOOL CO.

Injection molds for round and square industrial containers and closures from quart cans to 55-gal drums. Specializes in 5-gal pail and lid molds. Complete services from product conception to manufacture, including turnkey plant operations. Modular mold design allows changing from one size container to another by replacing cavity sets while mold frame is still in the molding machine.

PLASTI-CAST MOLD & PRODUCTS CO.

Cast and fabricated aluminum molds. Specialty in nickel plating, mirror polishing, textured surfaces, machining and mounting of molds.

PLEASANT PRECISION, INC.

Specializes in small to medium-size multicavity precision molds. Cavities produced on CNC equipment; engineering on in-house CAD/CAM system. Product engineering and design assistance. Manufactures and markets the Round Mate system, an interchangeable insert mold system. Also injection molding for sampling and production.

PORTUGUESE TRADE COMMISSION

Advanced tool-making capabilities from Portuguese mold makers utilizing CAD/CAE and CAM.

PRECISION MOLD BASE CORP.

Custom mold bases for injection molds. Services include custom machining of pockets, bores, water lines, guided ejection, hot-runner manifolds, ejector pin holes, and side locks. Builds Timesaver series of premachined mold bases with finished pockets on the shelf and ready to ship. Design manual and/or complete software package available.

PROMOLD CORP.

Precision injection molds, complex or simple, cold- or hot-runner. Complete tool-room equipment, in-house sampling, production of molded parts, and postmolding assembly, including ultrasonic welding.

PROSPECT MOLD & DIE CO.

Specializes in multicolor lense molds. Also molds for appliance and houseware industries. Capacity to 20 ton.

PROTOPLAST, INC.

Specializes in prototype and production tooling in aluminum for injection and structural foam molds. Full service from concept to preproduction parts using CNC machining, CAD/CAM, and EDM.

PROTOTYPE & PLASTIC MOLD CO.

Specializes in molds for short and medium runs for all engineering thermoplastics, including PEEK. Reduced lead times and costs achieved with CAD/CAM and standard frames. Fourteen molding machines to 300 tons.

R&D TOOL AND ENGINEERING, INC.

Designs and manufactures a wide range of injection molds, specializing in tooling for the PET packaging industry. Also provides multicavity molds for thin-wall containers, caps, and closures. Services include product/preform design, rapid prototyping, quick-turn unit tool programs, sampling, installation, and start-up assistance.

R AND M MOLD MFG. CO. INC.

CAD/CAM and EDM-equipped manufacturer of molds, including injection, encapsulation, unscrewing, hot-manifold, stripper, and strip-feed.

RAKAR, INC.

Designs and manufactures precision injection molds for thermosets and thermoplastics. Specializes in molded-in threaded inserts and contact pins.

RAMTEC, INC.

Builds complex side-action and unscrewing molds, as well as simple open/shut molds. CAD/CAM for design and solid modeling. Finite-element analysis and mold-filling/cooling analysis of part design. Fifteen CNC machines include four-axis wire EDM, CNC EDM, three-axis machining centers, and a lathe.

RBK TOOL & DIE, INC.

Complete services from part design to molded product. Mold-making equipment includes CAD/CAM, EDM (diesinking and wire), CNC milling, turning and accompanying support equipment. Mold sampling for every mold.

RCO ENGINEERING, INC.

Production injection molds and prototypes. Complete design and engineering services.

REDDOG INDUSTRIES, INC.

Designs and builds injection molds from 500- to 2500-ton capacity using Pro-E AutoCAD, SmartCAM, and Camax. In-house mold sampling/testing and full repair and revision capabilities. Support equipment includes CNC machining centers, CNC EDM machines, gun drill, and large-capacity grinding.

REDOE MOLD CO. LTD.

Specializes in automotive multicolor tail lamps and headlamp programs. Appliques and reflectors for both prototype and production molds. Services include product development, in-house computer design, CAD/CAM, CNC machining, and CMM machining. Provides specialized materials, heat-treating texturing, and graining. Tooling capacity is 20 ton. Serves Canada, U.S., and Mexico.

REXDALE PRECISION MILLING CO.

Specializes in small to medium-size molds for automotive, electronics, toys, hardware and housewares. Custom EDM, engraving, and duplicating. All shapes and configurations, including hot-runner and thin-wall containers.

ROEHR TOOL CORP.

Collapsible core tooling for internal molding of parts such as closures. Expandable tooling for external molding of parts, which may require slides or side-action mold functions. Specialty tools for large diam. application and other related products. Engineering and design capabilities.

SARCOL INC.

Ceramic, cast-to-size technology is said to have advantages over traditional, machined tooling. These include more efficient production of multiple cavities, intricate parting-line configurations, and cost efficiency for creating realistic, 3-D surfaces. Utilizes CAD/CAM and CMM with reverse engineering.

Process is suitable for plastic and rubber injection molds, die cast, RIM molds and compression molds. Castings are being used for automotive steering wheels, airbag covers, gearshift knobs, brake handles and pedals, arm rests and door panels.

SCHOTTLI USA

Swiss moldmaker designs and builds semi- and full hot-runner molds and hot-runner manifolds with proprietary nozzle systems for high-precision parts such as medical syringes, closures for packaging, and certain technical parts. All molds tested.

RICHARD O. SCHULZ CO.

Designs and builds molds for machines 250 to 5000+ tons. Molds of any size with slides, lifters, core pulls, cams, interchangeable inserts or sections, hot runners, valve gates, and gas assist. Mold revision, repair, rebuilding, special machining, and assembly. Contract manufacture and machining of custom mold bases, cavity or core inserts, and other mold components. Handling and machine capabilities for workpieces from "hand size" up to 8 x 16 ft weighing 100,000 lb. CNC machining centers, CNC and tracer copymilling machines, radial and gun-drilling machines, jig and surface grinders. Spotting and firing presses to 450 tons with 72 x 144 in. platens. Computer equipped 40 x 63 x 110 in. coordinate-measuring machine. In-house engineering with multiple CAD/CAM workstations for design and NC cutter path programming.

Serves computer, automotive, power-equipment, consumer, appliance, mining, aircraft, military, textile, recreation, and materials-handling markets.

SCIENTIFIC MOLDING CORP.

Builds close-tolerance, rapid-turnaround steel injection molds and also provides prototypes, market-entry samples, and pre-production through volume production quantities. Utilizes SDRC, Pro Engineering, CADkey and CAD/CAM. All processes are certified ISO 9002.

SHARP DIE & MOLD CO.

Designs and builds prototype and production molds in small to medium large sizes. Specializes in molds requiring complex mechanical movements and hot-drop manifolding. Also, high-technology tooling such as expanding high-pressure structural foam, gas assist, and resin transfer molds. In-house CAD/CAM/CAE and CMM inspection and mechanical quick-mold-change systems.

SHORT-RUN PLASTICS MFG. CO. See Custom Plastic Injection Molding.

SNIDER MOLD CO., INC.

Complete moldmaking and designing facilities, specializing in larger molds to 40,000 lb. Tooling services for thermoplastic and thermoset injection and shortrun molding. CNC and tracer mills, full 3-D CAD/CAM, EDM, and three tryout presses with up to 72 x 144 in. platen size and 84-in. daylight. Contour work for large parts like chairs and tractor hoods. Product engineering, mold repair, tryout, model making, and duplicating.

SOURCEONE, INC.

Designs and manufactures injection molds to hold high degree of tolerance and complex shapes. Uses CNC milling and CNC EDM. Molding presses from 66880 tons with optional robotic equipment. In-house molding and color matching, and part assembly available.

SOUTHWEST MOLD, INC.

Provides turnkey systems, including assistance with part design, full in-house CAD design services, programming, CNC, EDM machining, full tooling capabilities, sampling services, first article inspection documentation, injection molding, secondary services, decorating, EMI/RFI shielding, packaging and drop shipments. Manufacturing utilizes bar coding and on-line computer systems. Utilizes computer SPC analysis and meets all Kanban requirements.

STAN-CAST, INC.

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

STEWART INDUSTRIES, INC.

Thermoplastic molds up to one ton, or 3 x 3 ft, for use in aircraft, medical, and electronics applications. Design and tryout facilities. EDM, tracer mills, and pantographs.

STOTT TOOL & MACHINE CO.

Designs, builds, and maintains injection molds. EDM, CAD, CNC machining, hobbing to 1500 tons, on-site mold testing and production. Industries served include medical, industrial, healthcare and displays. Specialist in molds having large numbers of hobbed cavities (buttons, beads, etc.), and two-color/two-material molds. Fifteen machines to 700 tons.

SUPERIOR DIE SET CORP.

Stock, standard, and specially machined mold bases. Over 6000 different 'A' and 'B' series mold bases with #1 or #2 steel plate options available in five days or less. Precision flame cutting option can provide through pockets for mold's core and cavity inserts. Completely machined mold bases with finished blind or through pockets, slide recesses, and waterlines available.

Diverse line of mold components includes H-13 pins, which are through-hardened to 48-52 Rc.

SUPERIOR INC.

Complete mold design, building, testing, and running facilities. Molds to 300 tons produced for consumer, medical, or automotive products.

SYSTEM MOULDS LTD.

Designs and builds multi-cavity injection and injection blow molds, including hot-runner systems. Injection molds for packaging of personal care, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products. Injection-blow molds for jars and bottles.

T&C MACHINE PRODUCTS DIV. PLASTICO, LTD.

Injection mold building, EDM, grinding, design service, tooling, and tryout up to 200 tons.

TECH GROUP CHICAGO

Precision injection molds designed and built for pharmaceutical, aerospace, electronics, optical, telecommunications, appliance, automotive, and packaging industries using CNC machinery. Rapid prototyping, mold tryouts, and production molding. Product development center.

TECH MOLD, INC.

Manufacturer of high-cavitation, ultra-precision, total interchangeability, runnerless molds for medical, closure, technology, and consumer markets. Expertise is in multiple mold programs where dimensional accuracy, mold standardization and total component interchangeability are critical.

CNC machining centers, CNC surface, I.D., O.D. and JIG grinding, EDMs and CAD/CAM systems. Maintains database to manufacture total component interchangeability during the life of a mold. All molds sampled in-house. Additional capabilities include prototyping and full production molding.

TELEDYNE FLUID SYSTEMS EFFICIENT DIE & MOLD

Designs and builds medium- to large-size injection and compression molds for the automotive and truck industries. Full CAD/CAM capabilities.

TEN TEC INC.

Molds, including short-run tools, designed and built for thermoplastics and thermosets. Specializes in cam-action and automatic tooling. Mold repair, tryout, engraving, and duplicating.

I. THIBAULT INC.

Designs and builds injection and compression molds, including hot-runner, stack, side-action, family, unscrewing, from small to large sizes (55 x 60 x 65 in.) weighing up to 40,000 lb. CAD/CAM and EDM and CNC cutting. Mold tryout and model-making are subcontracted. Mold-repair services.

TOMKEN TOOL & ENGINEERING, INC.

Offers turnkey packages with in-house design, molds, and complete validation of parts. Mold-building specialties include encapsulation and insert molding for shuttle-table or rotary-table machines; 3-D type parts where part contour is available from CAD database; and small and intricate parts. Design with Unigraphics II and AutoCAD using Windows NT. Tooling equipment includes CNC EDMs, wire EDM, CNC vertical mills, and jig grinders. Specializes in high-quality molds.

TOP GRADE MOLDS

Custom maker of high-production injection molds using CAD/CAM/CAE and CNC machines. Specialties include all sizes of round and square pail and lid molds; thick- and thin-wall packaging, housewares, industrial, commercial, and medical products; and molds for household appliances and construction applications. Single- or multicavity, specializing in stack molds. Builds hot-runner systems. Complete mold design and testing.

TRADESCO MOLDS LTD.

High-speed injection molds for thin-wall packaging, medical parts, and housewares. Stack molds with up to four faces. Mold design engineering, production consultation, and field service. Products performance tested and checked for uniformity and consistency.

TREBOR PLASTICS ENGINEERING

Specializes in precision, high-production, automatic molds, primarily for thermoplastic electronic and medical parts. Also short-run tooling and production of precision injection molded components for electronics and consumer products. Mold design, repair, tryout, and product development. Total manufacturing capabilities include design, moldmaking, injection molding, and assembly.

TREDEGAR MOLDED PRODUCTS CO.

Precision, high-production, multicavity molds for thermoplastics. Services include database transfer, CAD design, mold and mold-base construction, and in-house sampling. Specializes in multimold projects requiring complex cam actions, unscrewing, and interchangeable components for packaging, electronics, medical and industrial markets.

TRI-PAR DIE & MOLD CORP.

Builds precision molds, hot-runner, two-shot, shuttle, stack, unscrewing and cam-action molds using CAD/CAM.

TROY TOOLING, INC.

Production and prototype steel, aluminum, kirksite epoxy mass cast injection molds, and RIM molds. Capabilities include fixtures and gauges, foam molds, models, patterns, and tooling aids.

UFE INC.

Designs and builds durable injection molds for precise complex components, plus full range of secondary/machining operations including cleanroom assembly.

UNICAST DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Injection and blow molds in beryllium-copper, steel, and aluminum alloys. Molds and inserts are precision cast from a pattern or model of part, or from a computer generated stereo-lithography (SLA) pattern. Casting process involves making a precision ceramic foundry mold into which the alloy is cast. Process is suitable for producing rapid-prototype or production molds. Manufactures finished molds and also licenses process to other producers.

UNIQUE MOULD MAKERS LTD.

Designs and builds molds for the cap, closure and medical industries. Specializing in high-quality, multicavity molds, company utilizes the latest technology for unscrewing, collapsing-core and bump-off-style caps and closures, which include tamper evident, child resistant, hinged closures (flip-top), and some specialty closures. Molds are designed and built to minimize cycle time, offer top reliability, and simplify and/or reduce set-up time.

VALIANT MOLD

Full-service turnkey capabilities specializing in medium to large molds (up to 75,000 lb) for automotive, aerospace, appliances, and furniture. Automotive molds for a range of interior, exterior, and under-the-hood components.

VALLEY MOLD & DIE CO., INC.

High-production injection molds, specializing in unscrewing molds; and design and construction of fully automatic hot-runner molds, injection blow molds, and low-volume prototype tooling. Product development, model-making, cast cavities, hobbing, EDM, CNC machining and duplicating. In-house polishing, precision grinding, mold conversions, and repairs.

Uses MasterCam 386 and Delcad Duct 5 CAD/CAM, which allows use of disk files to start mold design and construction without blueprints.

VELOBIND INC. See General Binding Corp.

VETTER ASSOCIATES

Designs and manufactures all types of injection molds overseas, including hotrunner, stock, family, unscrewing, multicavity, and prototype. CAD/CAM/CAE, CNC, and EDM. Drawings for approval before manufacturing. Molds come with quality-control documentation.

V.I.F. MOULD AND PLASTICS IND. LTD.

Precision molds for engineering thermoplastics include hot-runner, automatic-unscrewing, cam-action, and collapsible-core molds. All steps from conception to production. Utilizes CAD/CAM and CNC machining. Molding capabilities for 80- to 1200-ton presses under ISO 9002 requirements.

VIMM MACHINE, INC.

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

WEBER TOOL & MOLD DIV. WEBER MANUFACTURING LTD.

Full-service, mold-making facility specializing in molds for automotive, consumer and aerospace industries. Capacity to build injection, compression and RIM molds to 80 tons.

WENTWORTH MOULD AND DIE CO.

Specializes in injection molds for 1- to 6-gal plastic buckets and lids; as well as the designing, engineering, and manufacturing of injection blow molds. Molds made from hand-forged, specially heat-treated aluminum that reportedly offers long life, high thermal conductivity, and high compressive strength.

WESS PLASTIC, INC.

Designs and builds molds utilizing CAD, CNC, and EDM. All types of molds built for 400 to 400-ton injection machines. Molding capabilities include 400-ton, 1-oz to 400-ton, 30-oz machines and full support equipment, with emphasis on engineering materials.

WlRTH TOOL & DIE

Designs and builds precision injection molds, including multicavity, hot-runner, and quick-turnaround prototypes.

WISCONSIN TOOL & MOLD CO.

Designs and builds precision injection molds for medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, connector, and controls industries. Specialties include stainless-steel and hardened mold bases and runnerless molds. Prototyping, sampling on 30- to 500-ton presses, mold repair, and troubleshooting.

X-SYST TOOL & MOLD

Designs and builds precision, multicavity molds up to 700-ton presses. Prototype, low-volume, production, and repair services. Industries served include consumer products, medical, automotive lenses, and electrical components markets. In-house engineering, CAD systems and computer programming services.

ZYGO MOULD, LTD.

Designs and manufactures injection molds (using CAD), hot-runner systems, and standard mold components. Primary markets include PET bottle preforms, closures, thin-wall packaging, and medical disposable products. PET preform molds from 16 to 96 cavities and mold refurbishments.

Closure molds typically manufactured for high-volume applications from single, cavity prototypes to 2 x 24 inside center valve-gated stack molds or 2 x 64 hot-tip configurations.

Hot-runner systems range from single-drop to multiple-drop stack-mold configurations with standard hot-tip or valve-gate designs. Standard mold parts such as nozzle housings, tips, insulators, and heaters available. Specialty components custom built.
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