Die cut and fabricated rubber, cork, felt and other nonmetallic
Most tooling is built at an on-site die room at the plant for extra savings
and optimum quality. The key to cost savings in die cut parts is found
in a supplier with raw materials purchasing clout and we have available
a large quantity of stock materials combined with volume buying that yields
very competitive part pricing in addition to tooling cost savings.
Lathe-cut rubber and silicone
For washers, flat square gaskets and sleeves, a great alternative to die
cutting and molding, especially for nonstandard thickness and specialty
compounds. As close as ±.003" tolerance versus ±.015" best die
cutting tolerance. An indispensable method for rubber sleeves. Includes
multiple methods ranging from lowest-cost extrude/throp cut to mandrel
cure and O.D. ground for best precision. Optional bevel cutting adds geometric
detail that closely imitates molding without requiring tooling.
Vinyl plastisol components and vinyl dipping and coating
Ranging from standard-size stand alone vinyl caps to coating metallic components.
Surprising material versatility from flat black to bright glossy colors
and secondary printing, as well as compounds for harsh environments and
We are your parts specialist for molding alternatives that require little-or-no
tooling as well as short-to-medium runs from 1 to 50,000 pcs.
Vacuum and pressure forming
A classic molding alternative with tooling options ranging from economical
wood to durable cast aluminum. Finishes range from smooth to textured-look.
Secondary machining and routing add details which imitate expensive molding
slide and cam detail but often at much reduced cost for tooling.
An alternative to compression, transfer and injection molding suited mainly
for runs from 1 to 1,000 pcs as well as parts too large for conventional
molding. Cast urethane has legendary toughness, chemical resistance and
weathering properties in modest temperature environments, with better available
physical properties than its molded counterparts.
Extruded plastic and rubber
In plastics, all resins are available. In rubber, all compounds as well
as methods ranging from autoclave cure to continuous cure. Secondary machining
of plastics and rubber secondary cutting and punching and as a molding
alternative, splice vulcanizing is available to create finished parts that
imitate molding but usually with much lower die and splice mold cost.