Fabricated Materials

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Pigmented Plastic fuses color into injection molded products.

January 19, 2015

Used for decorating PE and PP plastic products, Polyfuze is composed of pigmented plastic that withstands all wear testing and is 100% permanent. Multi-colored technology can be applied using traditional hot stamp machinery and fuses or welds into PE/PP plastic product as permanent part of product itself. Able to be recycled with PE/PP plastic products, polymer-based graphics solution can be manufactured to comply with FDA, ASTM, CPSIA, RoHS, and REACH requirements. Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Services

Custom Capstocks meet diverse color and weathering needs.

January 12, 2015

Using polymer alloy technology, Custom-Formulated Capstocks impart weather resistant performance in outdoor building products such as fences and decking. Coextruded surface compounds meet requirements for rigid PVC and polyolefins, while providing colors from basic outdoor white to assortment of very dark colors. Products are available that yield variegated surface, with toners that provide rich natural undertone and streakers that impart realistic wood-grain effect. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Benchtop CNC Router helps automate production.

October 28, 2014

Suited for sign making and engraving, BT1212 features heavy-duty construction with precision ball screws on all 3 axes; 800 W (1 hp) Kress variable-speed, 8,000–24,000 rpm spindle; and 11.8 x 11.8 x 4.0 in. process area. Unit is powered by brushless micro stepper motor control system and operated via handheld controller. Compatible with G and M codes, machine comes with aluminum t-slot table and will route and engrave wood, plastic, foam, and light metals. Read More

Software, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Extrusion Design Tool helps expand production possibilities.

September 11, 2014

INSPIRE by Almag consists of 3D design tool that guides designers, architects, and manufactures in best way to utilize Extrusion Die technology advancements. To further aid in product design, onsite rapid prototype machine is available. Extrusion Die technology features that can be incorporated into aluminum extrusion include small, hollow cavities; wall thickness <0.040 in.; tongue ratios of 9:1 or greater; ability to change between thick and thin walls; and heat sink fin optimization. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Foaming Polyurethane protects hydraulic roof supports from debris.

June 26, 2014

Pour-in-place Loctite® MR5898™ bonds to pockets and hydraulic cylinders. By foaming up to fill entire cavities and adhering to edges, foam blocks out debris, particulate, teeth, or tools that might damage equipment while remaining flexible enough to allow free movement of hydraulic leg. This self-extinguishing, low-odor foam, intended for use underground and in confined spaces, has 2-part formula that begins to foam minutes after mixing, and becomes tack-free within minutes of pouring. Read More

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

TPE Compounds target automotive manufacturers.

March 3, 2014

Based on styrenic TPE chemistry, Sarlink® Thermoplastic Elastomers exhibit strength and elasticity comparable to TPVs, but provide smoother part surfaces and equivalent or better long-term UV stability. Products come in variety of custom-matched colors and generally do not require pre-drying. Featuring service temperature up to 100°C, TPE-S compound types include: high-performance extrusion, general-purpose extrusion, high-performance injection molding, and general-purpose injection molding. Read More

Services

Additive Metal Fabrication can build highly complex geometries.

January 17, 2014

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) involves use of 3D CAD model, whereby file is created and sent to machine's software to allow build to begin. Technician works with 3D model to properly orient geometry for part building and adds supports structure as appropriate. Once build file is completed, it is sliced into layer thickness machine will build in (20 µm thick typ) and downloaded to DMLS machine. DMLS machine uses 400 W Yb-fiber optic laser and can use most alloys. Read More

Services

Waterjet Cutting Service produces clean edges.

November 8, 2013

To meet demand from medical device, consumer, and military electronics OEMs, Ponn Machine Cutting Company offers expanded waterjet cutting operations for production of small parts with high tolerances. Service can provide custom seals and gaskets cut from elastomers, foams, and sponges. Utilizing water under extreme pressure, Ponn’s waterjet cutting produces parts with clean edges and straight cuts. Company can import customer's electronic file and go into production in minutes. Read More