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DME Company LLC

29111 Stephenson Hwy., Madison Heights, MI, 48071, US

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D-M-E Company

Materials & Material Processing

Pre-Machined Insulator Sheets suit standard mold bases.

August 14, 2013

Available in ¼ or ½ in. thicknesses, Insulator Sheets are used on molds and dies between top clamping plate and stationary platen and between bottom of ejector housing and movable platen. Made of asbestos-free material with max service temperature of 550°F, sheets include pre-machined locating ring clearance hole, assembly screw clearance holes, and mounting holes. Thermal insulating properties of glass-reinforced polymer composite inhibit heat transfer from mold to platen or from platen to mold. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Keyed Ejector Pins accommodate thicker plates.

December 12, 2012

Made from thermal shock-resistant hotwork steel, EXK Keyed Ejector Pins prevent rotation during injection molding process. Precision machining creates key on head of pin to hold pin in place, eliminating damage to parts being molded or mold base itself. Pre-keyed pins also eliminate need for secondary machining. While core of pins has hardness of 40–45 HRC, OD is nitrided to 65–74 HRC; design withstands stress of industrial use. Pins come in 1/8–1 in. dia and 6–25 in. lengths. Read More

Thermal & Heating Equipment

Valve Gate Hot Runner System offers optimized thermal profile.

December 7, 2012

With optimized thermal heat profiles in nozzle and tip, Zenith Valve Gate Hot Runner System ensures uniform heat to prevent flow channel hot spots in sequential filling and family mold applications. System optimizes part quality and surface finish through elimination of knit lines. Available as hydraulic or pneumatic hot half, Zenith also offers front- and rear-loaded nozzle heater options and works with wide range of materials, particularly amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

Standardized Slides aid moldmakers with complex applications.

October 26, 2012

Available as complete assembly or individual components, Versa-Slide® Standard Slide Assemblies support precise alignment of mold opening and closing functions. With 10 different overall widths, components can be mixed to form thousands of combinations. Sliding mechanics are finish ground, with 0.005 in. grind stock left on overall width, bottom of wear plate, and slide angle. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Hot Runner Controller supports 16 timer-based zones.

June 18, 2012

Delivering responsive control for precise, sophisticated molding, 16-Zone Hydraulic Valve Gate Sequencer features PLC touchscreen that lets users save and load mold recipes. Visual icons show valve position for each zone, circular log shows last 200 changes, and dual-time functions allow each zone to be programmed with delay-time and on-time. Along with external alarm contact, controller features Manual Mode that can turn all outputs on/off and cycle time on/off. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Part Ejection Tool minimizes mold construction time.

May 28, 2010

Able to reduce mold construction time, Quick Strip eliminates need for ejector plates and pins, risers, and clamping plates. Absence of ejector pin holes also lends to cooling systems optimization and accelerated cycle times. Because this tool lifts part from mold cavity without leaving any marks, overall aesthic quality of part is ensured. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Plastic Baffles promote uniform flow of mold coolant.

May 28, 2010

Made entirely with engineering grade thermoplastic-glass reinforced polypthalamide, Turbulent Flow Plastic Baffles create turbulence within glycol-based mold coolant, increasing heat transfer and cooling parts evenly and quickly. Baffles can be cut to length with standard shears and are designed to maintain rigidity and other properties at high temperatures over time. Incorporating Turbulent Flow Plastic Baffles into mold's design eliminates stagnant laminar flow. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Mold Dating Inserts provide 6-year coverage.

November 18, 2009

At 10 mm in diameter and 12 mm high, Dual-Ring Mold Dating Inserts feature both month and date rings for dating plastic parts. Miniaturized units are machined from 55 HRC stainless steel for resistance to corrosion and wear, and do not require O-ring, enabling use in temperatures up to 300°F. Positive-stop, snap-in-place design ensures inner insert remains fixed in correct date position throughout production runs. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Mold Counter monitors mold operation and validates data.

June 12, 2009

Using non-resettable, mechanical, 7-digit counter, CounterView records accurate number of mold cycles, and relies on sensor that detects when mold has closed. Each mold cycle triggers display to increase or decrease counting mechanism based on user preference. CounterView also validates process monitoring data and assists mold maintenance procedures. Operating to 250°F, product is available in inch and metric standards and features glass-filled nylon housing. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Micromolding Solution offers application flexibility.

June 11, 2009

Along with conductive tip design and precise heat profiling, Stellar 5000 series has solid titanium point gate retainer that optimizes heat isolation and shielded mini-coil heater that hastens heat transfer for commodity-grade materials. Embedded brass heater is available for use with engineering-grade materials, and thru-hole tip sub-assembly maximizes wear resistance. Round and rectangular multi-threaded nozzle assemblies feature gate detail geometry that promotes application flexibility. Read More

Portable Tools

Ejector Blades come in more than 90 size combinations.

July 22, 2008

Made of M2 steel and through-hardened to 58-62 HRC for wear resistance, Inch Ejector Blades come in variety of thicknesses, widths, and lengths to fit individual needs of each project. Units feature one-piece construction with annealed heads, and are suited for electrical and electronics applications, such as cell phone covers or electrical connectors. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products

Mold Base is available in 70 sizes.

July 22, 2008

D-M-E Edge is full-featured mold base line with 70 sizes available. Full range of features include No. 3 EZ machine steel; guided ejection; 4 pry bar slots and lift holes installed; relocated return pins; vented leader pins; and 3-piece housing. Read More

Thermal & Heating Equipment

Hot Runner Systems enable molding of multi-cavity parts.

March 21, 2007

Suitable for applications where volume of melt can differ, Polivalve Valve Gate Hot Runner Systems enable injection flow in simultaneous or sequential filling to create parts with unusual or complex, hard-to-fill geometries. Users can also mold multiple parts of different shapes and sizes in one cycle. Low-shear flow and uniform melt temperature control provide optimized surface quality, free of stress marks or weld lines. Hydraulic or pneumatic activation is available. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Materials & Material Processing

Centering Devices facilitate stack-mold design.

March 21, 2007

Available as pre-engineered systems, Helical-Gear Stack-Mold Centering Systems include off-the-shelf housings for shafts and nuts, simplifying task of designing, building, and maintaining stack molds. Packages also facilitate entry into multi-parting-line molds for mold builders looking to upgrade capabilities. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing, Fasteners & Hardware

Interlocks feature interchangeable inserts.

April 29, 2005

Providing accurate alignment of plastic mold halves, Series IN2(TM) INovative INterlocks utilize interchangeable inserts, eliminating need to replace entire side interlock set during maintenance. Graphitic steel inserts are held in place with interference-fit design that retains them when interlocks are installed on mold. There are no coatings, which could peel away under severe conditions. Read More

Thermal & Heating Equipment

Hot Runner System suits micromolding applications.

January 22, 2004

Designed for mold bases with tight center-to-center distances, externally-heated Stellar(TM) Hot Runner System works well with commodity and engineering grade resins in high-cavitation applications. Nozzles feature front-loaded design for tips, heaters, and thermocouples. Modular nozzle bodies are interchangeable and can be attached to manifold by threaded or compression connections. Multi-nozzle assemblies come in configurations of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 16 drops. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Two-Stage Ejectors offer cut-to-length adaptability.

December 10, 2003

Hardened-Steel, Two-Stage Ejectors offer Bottom Last and Top Last styles in 20, 26, and 32 mm diameters. They control sequence of movement of 2 sets of ejector plate assemblies inside mold's ejector box. Both first stage and second stage strokes can be set independently. Once ejector system is installed, fixed strokes cannot be tampered with or accidentally modified. Latching mechanism eases set-up and ensures smooth operation. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Hot Runner Nozzles suit direct gating applications.

November 21, 2003

Available in 10 lengths from 42-130 mm, Gate-Mate Lite nozzles feature square coil heater and integrated thermocouple. Conductive beryllium copper tip provides precise heat needed for proper gate control. Offered in point-gate or thru-hole tip styles, products have bodiless design that leaves no witness marks on finished molded part. They provide solutions for multi-cavity molds, thin-walled parts, and high-cavitation molding. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Multi-Parting Line Systems target plastics processors.

October 15, 2003

Multi-Parting Line (MPL) Systems double cavitation of standard single-face molds. They can be configured as turnkey systems with mold bases, hot runner systems, temperature controllers, and centering devices. Stack Mold Components enable system customization. Dual Mold Carrier enables MPL molding utilizing existing single-face molds. Tandem Molding employs 2 mold faces with staggered processes, doubling output of injection molding presses. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Pre-Engineered Lifters accommodate angles up to 30 deg.

September 19, 2003

VectorForm(TM) Lifters double undercut capability in plastic molds. Lifter rod is actuated from sliding base, rather than static base in ejector plate. Mold designers can accelerate or decelerate movement of lifter core relative to ejector plate. Modular design of VectorForm Lifters allows ganging of multiple lifter systems to accommodate very large lifter cores. Guide Rod support system permits extremely thin lifter cores with no flexing. Read More

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