-Cast Aluminum Molds; most common in our industry, make a part with compound surfaces, radii, various textures high in cosmetic appeal.
-CNC Aluminum Molds; at times more cost effective than cast (low profiles) when high cosmetic requirements are couple with precision tolerances.
-Fabricated Sheet Molds; made in stainless steel, mild steel or aluminum, the cost effective alternative when the end product serves within an industrial application and has a simple shape.
Very dependent on project type; new molds vary from 3-4 weeks to 8-10 weeks. Production also dependent on project but plan on from 300 – 400 units per month per mold.
With our current equipment we mold up to 10 feet in diameter with our smallest production part about a 6″ cube.
Most of our resin use falls within the Polyethylene family; LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, Crosslink, Flame Retardant and EVA Copolymer. Nylon is used for high temperature applications as well as in CARB compliant fuel tanks. PVC, PP, PC are available upon request.
From a low side of 0.060″ up to 0.50″ thick
Fast to market, low entry cost molds which are about 10% the cost of injection and blow molding; makes seamless one piece units often not possible with other plastic processes. More impact resistant than sheet metal, also it will not corrode, doesn't need painting and costs less in most cases.
Call us, (360) 882-0410 we do not like saying no to any project.
Up to 138° F it's acceptable for long periods and 185° F for a short period of time to sanitize.
Yes, things such as silo-Fluidizers, air-hammers, and ultra-sonic vibration tables are readily available.
Recently improvements have been made by the resin manufactures, it is typically 12 years.
Yes, minimum runs of (8) bins are possible.
Yes, it does have an oxygen and moisture transmission rate.
No, we can typically amortize it within a couple hundred parts (bins, pallets, or Tanks). Please inquire with your sales representative.
We can make parts up to 10′ 3″ in diameter.
Yes, there are companies out there that specialize in repairing plastic material handling products.
Please give us call or send us an email, we will be happy to answer your specific question.