Example Projects

  • Plastic parts in as little as 2-4 weeks
  • Complex Tooling: Slides; Lifters; Undercuts; Core Pulls and More!
  • All engineering grade materials available
  • Quality tooling with no compromise

Example Projects by Metro Plastics

SHORT RUN PRODUCTION TOOL EXAMPLE PROJECT
Goal
  • 1 cavity prototype tool
  • Sharp corners
  • Hold tolerances of +/- 0.001
  • 10 day lead time
  • Material: Delrin
  • Build prototype mold to sustain production need for 1 year (50,000 shots).
Solution
  • 1 cavity steel mold
  • Samples provided in 4 days
  • Mold has ran 60,000+ pieces to date
  • Mold transferred to Metro for production needs. Transit time - 2 weeks.

PARTS ONLY EXAMPLE PROJECT
Goal
  • 1 cavity rapid prototype tool
  • Utilize slides
  • Sharp corners
  • 15 day lead time
  • Material: polycarbonate
  • Build rapid injection mold for part design verification... 200 parts only
Solution
  • 1 cavity steel mold
  • All 200 parts provided in 12 days
  • Additional 200 parts after engineering - change provided in 3 days.
  • Mold remained at tool source. Customer went on to build 12 cavity production mold with Metro with no required changes.

PRODUCTION MOLD EXAMPLE PROJECT
Goal
  • 1 cavity rapid prototype tool
  • Complex Geometry
  • Sharp corners
  • 4 week lead time
  • Utilize Metro Tooling Standard
  • Material: glass filled Nylon
  • Build production tool and submit samples to customer for approval
  • Ship mold to customer for production.
Solution
  • 1 cavity steel mold
  • 20 Samples provided in 3½ weeks
  • Samples approved by customer
  • Mold shipped to customer... transit time 2½ weeks.

PROTOTYPE MOLD/BRIDGE TOOL EXAMPLE PROJECT
Goal
  • 1 cavity prototype tool
  • Deep interior pocket
  • Utilize both LIFTERS and SLIDES
  • 4 week lead time
  • Material: Glass filled PC V-0
  • Build mold and run 1,000 pcs at tool source then ship to Metro Plastics for future orders.
Solution
  • 1 cavity steel mold (H13 mold inserts)
  • 12 samples provided in 4 weeks.
  • samples after EC - 3 days.
  • Mold has ran 20,000 pcs to date

INSERT MOLDING EXAMPLE PROJECT
Goal
  • 1 cavity bridge tool
  • Heat staked threaded insert
  • Inserts provided by customer
  • 2 week lead time
  • Material: ABS V-0 material
  • Build mold and run 2,000 pcs at tool source
  • Tool to remain at tool source
Solution
  • Insert molded threaded insert
  • samples provided in 9 days
  • samples after EC - 2 days
  • Mold ran 9,500 pcs while 6 cavity production mold being built.

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