Net Shape Molding
We augment the latest software tools including solid modeling (Solidworks, STP, Parisolid, and IGES), mold flow analysis and finite element analysis with an internally developed iterative tool design approach. Our process incorporates 3D CT scan measurements of the internal and external geometries of highly complex parts. This generates a component plot with up to 1.2 million critical dimensional measurements which we, using our proprietary true form sizing technology, integrate with CAD/CAM software allowing us to make exacting tool modifications. This tooling modification process results in best in class part tolerances, particularly useful in molding mission critical parts where dimensional attributes need to be extremely precise. Further, we use this approach to produce net shape molded parts of exceptional quality eliminating, or significantly reducing, secondary machining operations resulting in material and process cost savings.
Seals and valve bodies, in particular, benefit from the tight tolerance and smooth surface finish utilizing our proprietary process capable of attaining 0.0003″ tolerance.
An image produced utilizing a 3D CT SCAN