Materials & Material Processing, Services

Micro-Molding Injection Molding Machine can reduce clamp tonnage.

November 27, 2015

Designed for repeatability and accurate plasticization, GL30-LP provides advanced injection for micro features with extremely tight tolerances. Machine can reduce its rated 30 ton clamp tonnage to 5% (1.5 tons) without loss of accuracy, and injection response time is 2–3 msec. For consistent measurement and injection of melt stream, V-Line 2-stage plunger system separates plasticization and injection processes. Other features include hybrid clamping mechanism and 4.5 cc barrel. Read More


Design for Manufacturability Service provides early feedback.

November 20, 2015

With Design for Manufacturability Service, company ensures that its customers' part designs will be manufacturable throughout product lifecycle. Team of engineers will review new silicone part designs for material type, undercuts, gate locations, parting line locations, tolerances, and other geometric features among others. Once manufacturability review is complete, design changes will be communicated to customer for additional implementation. Read More

Services, Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Safety & Security Equipment

Custom Rubber Manufacturing aids throwable camera development.

November 11, 2015

Custom-designed outer skin supplies appropriate amount of bounce and energy absorption for Bounce Imaging's softball-sized, throwable, tactical camera ball, Explorer, which transmits 360° images to mobile device when tossed into such instances as hostage situations, burning buildings, or earthquake rubble. Design iterations varied regarding polymer type, hardness, heat resistance, modulus, and rebound properties. Camera increases safety for first responders and police personnel. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Controls & Controllers, Services, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean, Display & Presentation Equipment

Smart LED Lighting Control fosters energy efficiency compliance.

November 5, 2015

Used in residential and commercial buildings, LightSpace® Manager Vacancy Switch increases occupant control over LED lighting for compliance with energy codes ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, and Title 24. This single-zone, low-voltage lighting control switch includes such features as manual-on/auto-off vacancy motion control, user-set digital dimming levels, and IR-based remote control capabilities. LightSpace Lighting Control System allows control of single fixture, multiple zones, or entire building. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Services

Styrenic TPEs suit automotive exteriors.

November 5, 2015

Exhibiting higher flow than comparable TPVs, Sarlink® ME-2200 Series enables molders of exterior components such as gaskets, seals, and trim to process complex, intricate designs while shortening cycles. Products are available in hardnesses from 65 Shore A to 40 Shore D. Offering UV stability, good flexibility over wide temperature range, and Class A surface appearance, compounds are readily colored and do not require pre-drying prior to molding. Read More


Harper offers tolling services.

November 3, 2015

As part of Ignite™ Research and Piloting program, Harper offers Toll Processing. Tolling is suited for variety of atmospheres including air, inert gas, reducing atmospheres, and reactive gases. It is generally used for processing powders, pellets, and components. To ensure technical parameters during tolling operations are meeting same requirements as lab, Harper's team reviews process and is dedicated to providing additional support throughout process. Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments, Services

Multi-Material 3D Printer targets large dental labs.

November 2, 2015

With triple-jetting capability, Objet500 Dental Selection 3D Printer enables life-like color models and multiple applications to be 3D printed in single run. System produces dental models with gum-like softness and color, range of natural tooth shades, and nerve canals or other anatomy in contrasting materials. Featuring 19.3 x 15.4 x 7.9 in. build volume, printer can produce horizontal build layers as fine as 0.0006 in. Resolution is 600 dpi in X-axis, 600 dpi in Y-axis, and 1,600 dpi in Z-axis. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Contract Manufacturing Service provides cast embossed film.

October 7, 2015

Cast production line at Wisconsin facility is capable of producing custom cast embossed film in up to 5 layers. Multiple resin grades, including polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, and various specialty polymers, can be run to accommodate needs of market niches with short to mid-size production runs. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Services

TPE Molding Grades target automotive interior parts.

October 5, 2015

Available with hardnesses from 30 Shore A to 40 Shore D, general purpose Sarlink ML-1100 Series features specific gravity of 1.19. Sarlink ML-1600 Series, available with hardnesses from 40 to 90 Shore A, have specific gravity of 1.0. Both styrene block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers can be molded into complex, intricate geometries. UV-stable and resistant to abrasion and cracking, products are easily colored and exhibit low fogging and odor. Read More

Services, Materials & Material Processing

Fiber Optic Tube Laser Cutting produces high quality edges.

September 10, 2015

Complimenting capabilities of existing 3,000 W BLM LT Fiber tube laser, 1,000 W BLM LT5 Fiber Optic Tube Laser supports ½–4 ¾ in. OD cutting capacities and is suited for thin wall tubing (1/8 in. thick or less). Material compatibility covers steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, aluminum, and galvanized pipe. Read More


Custom Manufacturing Services aided by panel bender acquisition.

August 19, 2015

Making use of Salvagnini Panel Benders, Estes Design and Manufacturing provides lean and flexible production services. Acquisition of another panel bender increased capacity by 33% to meet additional needs of customers. Specific benefits of panel benders use include repeatability, accuracy, quality, lead-time reduction, part pre-staging, and automation. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Die-Cut Electrically-Conductive Foam protects against EMI.

July 21, 2015

Designed for use in mobile Internet and other handheld devices, Rogers Corporation's Condux Plus electrically conductive foam provides protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Foam also exhibits consistent mechanical properties, and sheets will not deform during processing. Die-cutting of gaskets with clean, straight edges is available. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Services, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Die-Cut PP Materials offer flame-retardant electrical insulation.

July 21, 2015

ITW Formex materials are polypropylene grades that carry UL 94V-0 flame class rating. Used mainly as electrical insulator, Formex and Formex GK offer scoring, folding, and bending characteristics suited for 3D parts fabrication for electronics. Statex has same basic properties and provides static-dissipative ESD protection. ITW Formex, Formex GK, and Statex are extruded into stock forms and supplied as rolls, sheets, or panels ready for processing. Custom die cut fabrication is available.
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Materials Cutting Service utilizes 5-axis waterjet machine.

June 30, 2015

Employing 5-axis water jet cutting system, material cutting service provides solution for when heat-affected zone is undesirable. Various materials, including titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and composite materials, can be cut and processed. Machine's 5-axis head design allows intricate and complex angle cuts from 0° to 90°, including beveled edges and weld landings, and cutting envelope handles material sections up to 14 ft x 30 ft x 15 in. Read More

Services, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

Cleanroom Sevices include aseptic manufacturing and repackaging.

June 18, 2015

Aseptic manufacturing is available for custom products via ISO class 5 production line that can produce packaging from 100–2,000 mL. Custom reagents can be manufactured in various aseptic packaging options, and closed loop filling of aseptically bagged product is offered using Bio Safety Cabinet production process. Product can be packaged into 20 and 200 L sterile bags with sizing 100% customizable as based on requirements. Read More


Contract Manufacturer offers 2- to 3-week new design turnaround.

June 5, 2015

By leveraging Rapid-Adapt™ injection molding tool system, ISO-13485 certified manufacturer Biometrics LLC can provide tooling solutions for vertically overmolded ISO 594 luers, Y/T connectors, and junctions as well as horizontally molded custom components and inserts. Tooling solution, which can be applied to prototype manufacturing, bridge tooling, and/or full scale production, utilizes custom base and cavity design that enables tool standardization of catheters and medical components. Read More


Shrink Sleeve Application Service optimizes visual impact.

June 1, 2015

For 360° visual impact, Mystic Assembly and Decorating can apply shrink sleeve labels. Shrink sleeves can either be manually or machine applied on virtually any substrate as well as on variety of three dimensional shapes. Dry or steam heat process exposes film to exact temperature needed to shrink label around contours of container. Read More

Services, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Battery Pack Design/Manufacturing produces custom cells, BMS.

May 29, 2015

Aved Battery Pack Design & Manufacturing provides custom-engineered and -manufactured lithium battery packs and battery management systems (BMS) for medical, industrial, military, robotics, and R&D OEMs. Focusing on fit and function, service matches appropriate cell chemistry and topology with OEM design requirements and performs product validation testing to simulate in-field battery and BMS performance. Li-Ion, Li-Poly, LFP, and primary lithium technologies are available. Read More


Shelf-Ready Modeling Service replicates clear packages.

May 22, 2015

Providing brand owners with wide variety of water-clear or tinted plastic container prototypes, Shelf-Ready Modeling capability gives marketers ability to evaluate package concepts in form that closely approximates production versions. Appearance package models can be filled and labeled with closures applied to create containers that can be used for shelf simulation, aesthetics, and physical impression, as well as for consumer focus groups. Read More


Silicone Injection Molding produces prototypes, low-volume parts.

May 20, 2015

Enabled via acquisition of injection molding presses suited for small-, medium-, and micro-sized parts, liquid silicone injection molding services are available for prototype and low-volume production purposes. Capabilities cover manufacturing of complex injection mold tools within 15–25 business days. Read More