A large outdoor compression molding

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 molding 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.


We also offer injection molding services which differ from compression molding in that plastic is melted and injected into a molding tool. This process is commonly used to produce small-to-mid sized orders of plastic components.

A form for a compression molding piece

Our team of compression molding engineers and designers 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.

A smaller compression molding

Processes

RCO Engineering offers a wide range of custom compression molding services. Our team is not limited to any one compression molding process; instead, we are able to leverage our experience and capabilities of different molds through the use of tooling that allows us to be more flexible in our approach. We can take an injection molded part or assembly and encapsulate it into a high pressure core-shell molding process with excellent results.

  • HEATED COMPRESSION MOLDING
  • COLD COMPRESSION MOLDING
  • THERMOFORM
  • COMPRESSION LAMINATION
A boxy compression molding

Materials and Composites

  • 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
A man beginning a compression molding

Commodities

  • LIGHTWEIGHT DASH INSULATORS
  • LIGHTWEIGHT ACCESSORIES
  • BODY PANELS
  • LIGHTWEIGHT HEATSHIELDS
  • STRUCTURAL PARTS
  • WHEEL LINERS
  • CARPETS
  • HEADLINERS
  • BATTERY COVERS