COMPRESSION MOLDING

Composite parts, compression molded for cost and weight savings.

 

Our teams of compression molding specialists use advanced equipment to create components of various sizes, weights, and materials for projects of all sizes, from a few prototypes to large-run production jobs.

Our compression mold equipment is constantly at work creating numerous products including: lightweight fiber dash insulators, molded cargo management systems, trunk trims, cast foam dash insulators, and others.

 

A large acoustical compression mold tool is hoisted on a fork lift.
A large prototype compression mold tool made from pine.

Our team of designers and engineers have extensive experience taking traditional sheet metal or aluminum components and redesigning them as lightweight composite components. Often times we are able to take an assembly with 20 different part numbers and compression mold it as a single finished component. Our team of experts have begun to mold in complex ribs and attachments for cost and weight savings while completely eliminating the need for secondary assembly.

Processes

  • HEATED COMPRESSION MOLDING
  • COLD COMPRESSION MOLDING
  • THERMOFORM
  • COMPRESSION LAMINATION
A large compression molding tool sits on a shipping crate.

Commodities

  • LIGHTWEIGHT DASH INSULATORS
  • LIGHTWEIGHT ACCESSORIES
  • BODY PANELS
  • LIGHTWEIGHT HEATSHIELDS
  • STRUCTURAL PARTS
  • WHEEL LINERS
  • CARPETS
  • HEADLINERS
  • BATTERY COVERS
  • KEVLAR
  • AZDEL
  • PET (POLYETHELENE TEREPHTALATE
  • GMT (GLASS MAT THERMOPLASTIC)
  • EVA (ETHYLENE VINYL ACETATE)
  • INSULATION/ FOIL
  • S-GLASS
  • E-GLASS
  • SMC- SHEET MOLDED COMPOUND
  • CHOPPED CARBON FIBER
  • CARBON FIBER PRE-PREG

 

 

Materials and Composites

A worker installs a part to be trimmed by a CNC machine.
A carbon fiber aerospace foot rest assembly.
A complicated aerospace Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) part.
A large prototype compression mold tool made from pine.
A large acoustical compression mold tool is hoisted on a fork lift.
A large compression molding tool sits on a shipping crate.
A worker installs a part to be trimmed by a CNC machine.
A carbon fiber aerospace foot rest assembly.
A complicated aerospace Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) part.

COMPRESSION

MOLDING

A large acoustical compression mold tool is hoisted on a fork lift.
A large prototype compression mold tool made from pine.
A large compression molding tool sits on a shipping crate.
A worker installs a part to be trimmed by a CNC machine.
A carbon fiber aerospace foot rest assembly.
A complicated aerospace Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) part.
A large acoustical compression mold tool is hoisted on a fork lift.
A large prototype compression mold tool made from pine.
A large compression molding tool sits on a shipping crate.
A worker installs a part to be trimmed by a CNC machine.
A carbon fiber aerospace foot rest assembly.
A complicated aerospace Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) part.

COMPRESSION

MOLDING

A large acoustical compression mold tool is hoisted on a fork lift.
A large prototype compression mold tool made from pine.
A large compression molding tool sits on a shipping crate.
A worker installs a part to be trimmed by a CNC machine.
A complicated aerospace Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) part.