Tool Design and Mold Manufacturing Services
Decatur Mold Tool & Engineering, Inc. can help you meet all your mold manufacturing needs you from start to finish. In the last 50 years, we grew from a five-person team to an organization of more than 100 employees. Starting from a 2,400 square-foot space, we now occupy a state-of-the-art 87,000 square foot facility. As we expanded, so did our capabilities and services.
Offshore Tooling, Strategically sourced
Our overseas division, Strategic Sourcing, opened on July 7, 2004. Decatur understood the customer’s need for low-cost tooling backed by high-quality standards. We have design and project management staff in our technical center in Shenzhen, China, to guarantee you a quality tool. One of our stateside project managers will be your single point of contact. We stand behind the quality of all of our tools, whether they are built-in Indiana or sourced overseas. Decatur is an active foreign trade zone with our own customs broker to ensure a quick and seamless import process. We offer hybrid-built molds and complete china-built molds out of the Strategic Sourcing division to provide our customers with an option to help meet their needs.
- Design Work
- Prototype and Production Mold Builds
- Custom Machining
- Sample Parts
- Stamping Dies
- Checking fixtures
Services from Decatur
Today, we perform the quality tool and die machining that we started with. Using computer numerical controlled (CNC) mills and other advanced machinery, no design is beyond our capabilities. We also utilize nine injection molding machines of varying tonnage for injection molding capacities. In addition to tool building and injection molding, we also offer a range of valuable services. These include:
Injection Mold Sampling
With nine injection molding presses on site ranging from 72 to 946-ton capacity, 13 dryers, RJG certified technicians, and project managers, Decatur is well-equipped to support all your injection molding needs.
Professional Designers and Engineering Experts on Staff
Decatur Mold uses superior engineering software for your mold designs to ensure quality and precision. Our mold design staff includes mold designers and process technicians that fine-tune your tool and die designs to maximize efficiency and efficacy.
Watch Your Ideas Unfold before Your Eyes
Project engineers are on standby to assist with low volume injection molding needs, ideal for generating prototype tooling for a range of different manufacturing processes with quick lead times of 5 to 20 days. Both aluminum and P20 steel as well as a variety of surface finishes are available.
Production Tool Builds
Get the benefit of using a low-cost tooling industry that is backed by U.S. quality standards and U.S. engineering and project management support. The production tools we manufacture at Decatur are of the highest quality available in North America, meeting the Society of the Plastic Industry (SPI) standards.
Tool Repairs and ECNs
Mold Repairs and Engineering Changes
Minimize your production downtime with our dedicated 24/7 trucking services and technical advisors working around the clock to repair your defective mold. Decatur maintains a team of toolmakers, polishers, and technical salespeople. This team can handle all mold repairs, from planned maintenance to emergency repairs, and larger-scale ECN updates. All tool changes are tested and sampled.
Decatur Mold’s contract machining service offers a wide range of CNC machine options to aid in achieving a fast turnaround, a high-quality part built to your precise specifications. Our capabilities include an expansive range of machining services, from milling to lathing to electrical discharge machining (EDM) wire cutting.
Transportation and Foreign Trade Zone
Decatur Mold has a Customs Broker on staff working directly with shippers to complete all necessary paperwork to save you time without utilizing additional resources. We track each shipment from door to door, ensuring our customer’s needs are being met in a timely fashion. At Decatur, we offer our own trucking fleet to help make your experience easier. This helps us get your tooling back into production quicker.
Today, Decatur Mold operates a state-of-the-art 87,000 square-foot facility, designing, prototyping, machining tools and dies, and creating complex injection molded components around the clock.