Mold Manufacturing and Tool Design Projects
Decatur Mold Tool & Engineering, Inc is a full-service mold manufacturer with experience working in a variety of industries to provide a quick turnaround at the level of quality projects require. The best way to see what we can accomplish for you is by learning about our project expertise.
Once you give us your part file, our team can put your design into motion, whether it is for an automotive, military, medical, or agricultural application. We produce a broad and diverse group of mold manufacturing products for many markets and are concerned with fast and high-quality service for our customers. Most of our service is completed using our 24-hour department.
By utilizing our production tool build, prototype tooling, injection molding, and contract machining capabilities, we can exceed the project quality you expect.
Our gallery highlights a few industry-specific examples of what we can do. Browse some of our project highlights, including:
Specific Weight Criteria for Military Parts in New Jersey
Decatur Mold worked with a customer in the military industry when their part exceeded the allowable weight for the application. Decatur Mold was selected to complete the project due to our staff of technical experts and understanding of the solution our customer was looking for. The team at Decatur Mold had to conform to specific weight criteria to ensure the project was successful.
The project began with communication between our expert personnel and our customer. Using the information provided to us, we began a strategy of trial and error with different materials. Once the correct material was selected, the team utilized an injection molding machine to complete the project.
The total turnaround time was about three weeks. In the end, Decatur Mold achieved what our customer thought could never be done, providing the precise allowable part weight for their application.
Infant Car Seat Part for a Customer in Ohio
A customer in the juvenile safety industry needed a prototyping project completed with results in 24 hours. One of their infant car seats had failed a crash test and needed a redesign to pass the required test.
This customer chose Decatur Mold to complete this time-sensitive task because of Decatur’s reputation for quality and rapid turnaround. Decatur had previous experience building several tools similar to the task at hand.
The project began with communication between our customer and key personnel at Decatur Mold. The technical staff at Decatur Mold worked to redesign the infant car seat part. The inserts were then machined overnight and fit into a mud base.
This prototyping project was completed overnight with Decatur Mold’s personnel hand-carrying the parts to the delivery location very next morning.
The team was able to produce 100 plastic parts for delivery the next morning. Once these parts were produced and delivered, the car seats were able to pass the crash test.
Under the Hood Plastic Parts for an Automotive Customer in Kentucky
A customer in the automotive industry needed large, under the hood parts produced. To produce these parts, they needed to utilize their injection molding machine, but this machine was broken at the time and halted their production capabilities.
This customer heard about Decatur Mold because of the facility’s proximity and reviews from others in the industry. Our customer was based in Louisville, KY, and was aware of the available capacity at Decatur Mold.
The process began when our customer brought, signed off, and approved parts for visual inspection, as well as all specifications and printed documents as it related to the parts so Decatur Mold’s team could be successful in completing the project.
Our team met with the two contacts at midnight at Decatur Mold’s facility. The customer’s parts were placed through the proper machinery, approved, and packaged. Decatur Mold’s personnel left at 2:00 a.m. and was back to work at 7:00 a.m. Our staff ran the customer’s mold around the clock with two shipments per day, morning and evening, for eight weeks until our customer got his press to operate properly. To complete the project, we utilized our in-house 946T injection molding machine.
The first shipment was ready at 6:00 a.m. when Decatur Mold’s truck arrived. The result was a happy customer and a production line that continued to run as planned with no down time.