PLASTIC MOLDING BLOG

How to prepare CAD Drawings for Your New Manufacturer

Posted by Mike Fil on February 13, 2018

As we’ve previously mentioned, when you’re considering moving manufacturer or reshoring your product to the USA it’s important to have design files (CAD drawings) of your product on hand. Using these files, your manufacturer can develop a deeper understanding of your product...

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Choosing the Right Color for Your Silicone or Plastic Product

Posted by Corie Yodis on March 2, 2018

The color of your plastic or silicone product can make all the difference, especially for your consumers. It’s the first thing any customer will see of a product and can make a real impact on sales. The right color choice can set you apart from competitors and other brands,...

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Why Most Silicone Manufacturers Need CAD Files

Posted by Mike Fil on November 21, 2018

When you’re ready to take the next steps and turn your prototype into a real product it can sometimes feel like a sticking point when manufacturers require CAD drawing files before they begin a consultation or start product development with you.

We get asked about the CAD...

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Upscaling Extreme Molding’s Liquid Silicone Rubber Capacities

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on November 15, 2017


Operating in a 21,000ft2 facility, recently Extreme Molding identified a need to upscale our Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) outputs in order to maximize output. We value transparency, so here’s a brief look into the process.

The Requirement

Extreme Molding already operated using an ENGEL press so the process was relatively simple and the requirement was clear. As we gain more partners and clients there is a need to increase output while maintaining superior quality and customer service.We identified a particular contract that would be met more efficiently with increased LSR capacity.

ENGEL E-mac machine as used by Extreme Molding for Liquid Silicone Molding

The Solution

After a detailed consultation, Extreme Molding commissioned two more ENGEL emacs on the manufacturing floor. This means we more than doubled our output while ensuring our energy efficiency.

Working with ENGEL, these machines have been put to use on products such as Infant Teething Toothbrushes this year.

With three ENGEL machines currently operating on the factory floor, our manufacturing process is smart. We pride ourselves in coming up with intelligent solutions for our partners and now our machines are smart too, and can identify the smallest deviations in production conditions. They can determine, recommend, and even automatically set parameters meaning our production process is as smooth as it is swift.

Our new e-macs are compact but incredibly efficient. Their speed and precision set them apart from other machines.

Our highly technical and expert staff couldn’t be happier with the results. The machines allow us to maintain our record for excellent customer service while increasing out output.

Learn More About Us

Do you have a project you’d like to take from prototype to product or a product in need of upscaling? Contact us. Our managers have over 60+ years of combined business experience, and our staff are technical experts in manufacturing. Everything we produce is made in the USA.

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