Manufacturing Processes

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

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

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

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


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

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Services

Color Graphics permanently decorate structural foam.

May 20, 2015

Fusing with polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) on subsurface level to permanently decorate injection molded PE and PP products, Polyfuze technology also works on structural foam. Single- or multi-colored graphics, applied using standard hot stamp equipment, are comprised of polymer-based, pigmented plastic that is 100% recyclable and can be manufactured to comply with FDA, ASTM, CPSIA, RoHS, and REACH standards. Graphics also withstand weathering and fuel/solvent/chemical removal.
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Optics & Photonics, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services, Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment

Custom Laser Engraving affords design flexibility.

May 15, 2015

Performed by in-house graphic design department wth CO2 laser system, RoHS- and REACH-compliant laser engraving offers alternative to decals and screen printing with regards to adorning glass parts with logos, scales, or serial numbers. Accurate and repeatable etching process produces permanent images that will not wear, peel, or rub off. Images and logos can be changed instantly, and supported materials include quartz, glass, wood, stainless steel, Kovar, acrylic, plastic, and ceramics. Read More


Heat Treating Services meet quality-critical industry needs.

April 30, 2015

Available for aerospace, medical, and other industries, heat treating services include bright aging, hardening, annealing, and stress relieving of various alloys, including Ni, Co, and Ti. Nitrogen as well as argon quench capabilities are made possible via VFS Model HIQ3836-6 vacuum furnace, which features 6 BAR capabilities and variable-speed cooling blower (200 hp) and can achieve vacuums of 10-6 torr and process temperatures up to 2,400°F with work load size of up to 24 x 24 x 36 in. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Services

Box Build Assemblies target early-stage companies.

April 29, 2015

Designed for manufacturability, Electro-mechanical Box Build and Cable Assemblies provide compatible, connectorized, and tested solution as one SKU. Assemblies are suitable for NPI and prototype electromechanical applications including instrument and power distribution panels and fan tray assemblies. Aved provides complete engineering support, including process control, 3D modeling, documentation, manufacturing and testing procedures, and consolidation of design and procurement decisions. Read More

Services, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Laser Cutting Service offers delay-free turnaround.

April 20, 2015

Turnkey in-house metal laser cutting services are made possible via VyTek FiberCAB 44 fiber optic laser cutting machine. Using 3,000 W fiber laser, machine can cut and engrave various metals, including stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper, in thicknesses of up to ¼ in. in order to produce custom parts and solutions for projects as needed. Read More


Coating Services include chemical paint removal.

April 17, 2015

Using hand-staged basket processing line, Parker Trutec can achieve tight industry standards for CR, HR, and AL substrates as well as part size flexibility. With 1,000 lb-rated hoists and processing tank parameters of 44 x 30 x 24 in., process line has capabilities of acid station along with option for parts to be dipped in rust preventative oil, depending on customer requirements. Additionally, e-coating is available as final option to provide fully completed part. Read More

Services, Machinery & Machining Tools

Electric CNC Machine can bend wire with complex shapes.

April 16, 2015

E-Flex features two clockwise and counter clockwise bending turrets suited for 3D bending during one part operation within same machining cycle. Allowing for various wire sizes and types as well as automatic operation, coil-fed wire is straightened in vertical and horizontal orientation. Process fosters repeatability, while operational flexibility allows for short runs as well as high-volume production. Also included, 3D visual graphic program allows constant monitoring of machine. Read More

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

Viscoelastic Polyurethane Gel offers high elongation.

March 5, 2015

Featuring Shore OO 40 Durometer hardness and elongation over 1,000%, NTG-7 suits applications requiring soft elastomeric material with cushioning effect. Polyurethane molding/casting material offers good tear strength and less tacky surface without use of plasticizer. Since gel is viscoelastic, it slowly/gently absorbs pressure at low compression depth, and its deflection increases gradually as it is pressed down deeper. In addition, solid gel does not bottom-out easily like flexible foam would. Read More

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