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  • Custom Mold & Design at MD&M West - Anaheim, Feb 5-7, 2019
  • Custom Mold & Design to host SPE Tour
  • Custom Mold & Design at MD&M Minneapolis 2018
  • Design-2-Part Show - Atlanta, Georgia, March 28-29, 2018
  • Custom Mold & Design featured in Manufacturing Today
  • Custom Mold & Design featured in MoldMaking Technology!
  • Custom Mold & Design featured in HAIMER blog
  • Custom Mold & Design is Celebrating 50 Years of Business Excellence!
  • MD&M East - New York, NY June 9-11, 2015
  • BIOMEDevice - Dec 3-4, 2014
  • Tour of Manufacturing, Oct 23-24, 2014
  • MD&M Minneapolis, Booth 1017, Oct 29-30, 2014
  • MD&M West - Anaheim, California, Feb 7-9, 2017
  • MD&M Minneapolis, Booth 1318, Nov. 4-5, 2015
  • MD&M Minneapolis, Booth 2014, Sept. 21-22, 2016
  • Paradigme Engineering has joined the New Team Family!
  • MD&M Minneapolis, Booth 2316, November 8-9, 2017
  • MD&M West - Anaheim, California, Feb 6-8, 2018

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Custom Mold & Design will be exhibiting at MD&M West in Anaheim, California, February 5-7, 2019. Please stop by booth 2959 to learn more about all Custom Mold & Design has to offer, including our new additive manufacturing equipment; the Matsuura LUMEX Avance-25 metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine.

We look forward to see you there!

Click here for more information about the show and to register.  Use code SPECIALTEA568 for a free expo pass and 20% off conference pricing.

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Mold & Design hosting SPE Plant Tour

Have you been wanting to see our remarkable facility?  Here is your opportunity!

Custom Mold & Design, along with Teamvantage, is honored to be hosting the upcoming SPE Plant Tour on November 15, 2018.  Stay for networking and refreshments after the tours.

Sign up for the tours at: www.uppermidwestspe.org.

 Custom Mold & Design hosting SPE Tour, November 15, 2018

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Join us at MD&M Minneapolis, October 31 - November 1, 2018!

Custom Mold & Design will be exhibiting at MD&M Minneapolis, October 31 - November 1, 2018.  Stop by booth 2212 to learn more about all Custom Mold & Design has to offer.

Use our promo code Special2212 for a FREE expo pass and 20% off conference pricing!

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As part of CMD - Precision Manufacturing Group, Custom Mold & Design will be exhibiting at the Design-2-Part Show in Atlanta, Georgia, March 28-29, 2018.  Please stop by booth 433 to learn more about all Custom Mold & Design has to offer.

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Custom Mold & Design is proudly featured in Manufacturing Today


Remaking the Mold - Custom Mold & Design's Capabilities Make it a Preferred Partner to its Customers.

Custom Mold and Design pic 2Custom Mold & Design’s manufacturing and design capabilities make it a preferred partner to its customers. 
By Jim Harris

Custom Mold & Design is committed to providing its customers with the highest-quality molds and machined components. For the Forest Lake, Minn.-based company, this commitment begins long before starting the fabrication process. “We are second to none in our ability to provide design for manufacturability assistance,” Vice President of Sales Thomas Caron says. “We design tooling where manufacturability and performance are of paramount importance. From the machined component side of things, we work with our customers to provide optimized part design support in an effort to reduce the costs to produce and increase part performance.”

The company is frequently involved in designing customer molds when the part is still at the “napkin-sketch level,” Early design involvement is where the most money can be saved. “We are experts in building molds that perform well, because we control all of the technologies used to produce them,” he adds. “Technologically, we are a very vertically integrated company.”

Custom Mold & Design’s expertise in providing tooling and part design assistance provides it with a competitive advantage over other custom mold and machined component manufacturers. “We excel when it comes to the quality of our product as well as in the intensity of the service that we provide.  We work diligently to assist customers in reducing their program lead times and find creative solutions to complex problems,” Caron says. “We want to be the supplier that our customers compare all of their other suppliers against because of our quality, delivery and performance.”

Complementary Services

Custom Mold & Design was founded in 1965 as a tool and die shop that designed and built custom plastic injection molds. The company added to its capabilities eight years ago when it created CMD - Precision Manufacturing Group, a division that provides precision machined components and assemblies. 

The company supplies molds and machined components to OEMs in several industries including automotive, medical device manufacturing and defense. “Whether producing high volume products or lower volume components, the molds that we produce are typically very complex in nature,” Caron says. Custom Mold and Design box

Custom Mold & Design supplies molds that span the gamut of materials including thermoplastics, elastomers, silicones and metal injection products.

Molds that are designed and manufactured by Custom Mold & Design are used to produce engine and lighting components used in cars; commercial components used in enclosures and consumer products such as tape dispensers; as well as a vast array of medical industry components ranging from disposable medical devices all the way through implantable components. The company’s molds for the defense industry are used to make products that enhance the work of military personnel. “We’re making things that minimize collateral damage or provide better communication or additional firepower for boots on the ground,” Caron says.

The CMD – Precision Manufacturing Group is proficient in manufacturing small volume prototypes as well as complex tool and fixture building. Many of its customers are automation equipment suppliers having a high mix of low volume components. On the other hand, the group also excels at taking on repetitive production opportunities requiring medium to high volume quantities of machined components and assemblies.

Custom Mold & Design also provides molds, tooling and machine components to its sister company Teamvantage, a custom contract manufacturer that specializes in plastic injection molding. In addition, Teamvantage frequently performs tooling trials on molds manufactured by Custom Mold & Design.

“[Teamvantage] is a nice complement to what we do, because it gives us the ability to provide complete turnkey manufacturing solutions,” Caron adds. “Most tooling shops have limited or no capability to sample a mold. Conversely, we have access to a world-class company that employs scientific injection molding methodologies to develop robust manufacturing processes, and who has significant metrology horsepower to perform complete process validation services to support the custom tooling we’re providing to our end-customers.”

In addition to Teamvantage, Custom Mold & Design is a corporate sibling of Paradigme Engineering LLC, which the company’s owner acquired in 2017. Paradigme operates a 15,000-square-foot mold design and fabrication facility in Becker, Minn.

Manufacturing Capabilities

Custom Mold & Design manufactures molds and machined components in a state-of-the-art 42,000-square-foot facility in Forest Lake, which the company refurbished three years ago. The company is ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified as well as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registered.

From the tooling perspective, “Once we have a properly designed part, our team comes in and designs/fabricates the tooling that produces the best molded components in the industry,” Caron says. “At the end of the day, we’re providing extremely well designed and built tooling that is capable of meeting all performance and dimensional requirements.”

Core to the company’s success is its state-of-the-art hard milling equipment.  The company has several 3, 4 and 5-axis YASDA and Makino CNC milling machines as well as multi-axis mill turn machines including a 12-axis Nakamura.  Other machines on Custom Mold & Design’s floor include wire and sinker electrical discharge (EDM) machines, graphite milling machines and Swiss lathes.

In the past five years, Custom Mold & Design has added automation capabilities to its 5-axis milling equipment, sinker EDM and graphite milling machines. “We can load up these machines and run them around the clock unattended,” Caron says. “[Automation] increases our quality and throughput and decreases our costs to produce.”

The company uses lean manufacturing methods such as 5S throughout its operations. “Lean is an integral part of what we do here,” he adds. “We work toward improvement in everything we do.”

The next step in Custom Mold & Design’s continuous improvement process is the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) it is putting in place throughout its operations. “This is a means for us to clearly create a company vision and set of values by which we drive our organization and flow information down through every level of our company so everyone is clear about what we’re doing and where we are going,” Caron says. “This system will give everyone proper ownership and responsibility for what they do.”

Technology Focused

Custom Mold & Design is constantly investing in new technologies such as conformal cooling and additive manufacturing. “We have a specific technology road map,” Caron says. “We identify and test different technologies and put steps in place to bring that technology into our organization and use it to the benefit of our customers.”

Custom Mold & Design invests heavily in equipment each year. “We add equipment like it’s going out of style,” he says. “Our passion for constantly finding new and better equipment sets us apart.

“When other companies were cutting back because the economy was down, we were buying more equipment to further differentiate ourselves from the competition,” he adds. “We don’t want to be a me-too organization, we want to be on the cutting-edge.”

Internal Investment

Equipment is just one ingredient of what Caron calls the company’s “secret sauce.” “We’re proud of the people we have running the equipment and the culture of teamwork and respect we’ve established here,” Caron says. “We want to make sure our people have the very best training and the ability to run the state-of-the-art equipment we invest in.

“The whole structure of our organization starts with our internal culture and leadership,” he adds. “Our owner cares about our employees and does the right things to make them successful, including providing product, equipment and job-specific training.”

The company’s training programs include EOS and machine training as well as mathematics skills and blueprint reading courses. “We want to provide an appropriate level of training through all levels of our organization and give ample opportunities for advancement to anyone who chooses to take advantage of those,” Caron says.

Custom Mold & Design’s dedication to its customers and culture has enabled it to grow. “We’ve seen financial growth of 15 to 20 percent per year for the past five years, which is a testament that our culture seems to be working,” he adds.

 

Source: http://www.manufacturing-today.com/featured/exclusive-features/2044-custom-mold-design

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Shrink-Fit System Helps Moldmaker Boost CNC Accuracy, Productivity and Tool Life

    Originally titled 'Shrink-Fit System Boosts CNC Accuracy, Productivity and Tool Life'

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Fine tuning a CNC machine for maximum speed and having the ability to run lights-out machining means controlling a wide variety of elements like tool holding. The inherent benefit of shrink-fit technology, as compared to other tool holding options, is that it virtually eliminates the toolholder as a variable for error. 

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When you pay millions of dollars for the CNC machines in your shop, you want maximum payback from your investment. Equipment that sits idly costs money, as does equipment that is intended to run lights-out but that cannot run without supervision.

Fine tuning a CNC machine for maximum speed and having the ability to run lights-out machining means controlling a wide variety of elements like tool holding. The inherent benefit of shrink-fit technology, as compared to other tool holding options, is that it virtually eliminates the toolholder as a variable for error. This repeatable quality enables operators to establish a solid baseline from which they can really begin to fine tune their machining processes and maximize efficiency. 

Custom Mold and Design (Minneapolis, Minnesota) designs and builds high-precision, fast-cycling injection molds for a range of industries, including the medical industry. Most of the jobs they run for the medical industry require cutting tools with diameters that are smaller than 2 millimeters, working in hardened materials such as P20, S7, A2 and H13 tool steels. The team at Custom Mold knew that maintaining runout accuracy was a problem. Maintaining the runout accuracy was impeding their productivity on eight machines that produce small medical components because of the collet holders. According to Gregg Virnig, manufacturing engineering manager, the problem was the collet design, which caused dirt and chips to collect and remain in the holder, even after time-consuming cleaning procedures. Even minute particles of debris were enough to create uneven clamping pressure, which ultimately led to inconsistent runout accuracy. This inaccuracy had a direct impact on both productivity and tool life. Custom Mold spent a lot of extra time cleaning the collet chucks before starting a job to reduce the runout that slowed machining speeds and caused costly rework and scrapped parts. Additionally, the runout issues prevented an even distribution of the chip load on all of the cutter flutes, which caused the tools to chip or break before they realized their full, useful life. “We would see 0.0004-inch runout on the first try, which is a deal breaker with many of the small diameter endmills we use. The slightest error in runout makes a big impact on the smaller parts that we make. We would have to break down the tool holder and try again. Let’s say, for example, we are cutting with a 0.015-inch diameter cutting tool. If the cutting tool had 0.0005-inch runout once it was put into the tool holder, it would cut like a 0.0155-inch diameter cutting tool, not the 0.0150 inch for which it was programmed. This may not seem like much, but for many of our high precision mold components, the resulting part would not be usable because it would be undersized by 0.0005 inch,” Virnig says. 

Custom Mold turned to Haimer USA and its inductive shrink-fit system for toolholders to bring out the full potential of their CNC machines, which the shrink-fit system achieves by increasing accuracy, finish, productivity, repeatability and tool life. “We wanted to run lights-out, and the collets we were using just didn’t have the runout accuracy and balance properties we needed because of their design,” Virnig says. “We bought the Haimer Power Clamp Mini machine with BT40, HSKA-32 and HSKA-63 toolholders and have never looked back.”

Shrink Fit Improves Accuracy, Finish and Productivity

With the shrink-fit system, Custom Mold saw a notable reduction in benching. They needed less rework to bring out-of-tolerance parts back into specification, which helped Custom Mold’s throughput by getting the next job in queue on the machine faster. Haimer’s Drew Strauchen, vice president of business development, explains how the Power Clamp shrink-fit machines and toolholders work. “The toolholder expands from the heat that is applied via the induction coil. You drop the cutting tool in, and within seconds the toolholder cools and shrinks, securely clamping the cutting tool in place. The whole process takes about five seconds,” he says. “Additionally, shrink fit is an inherently closed system. This means that it is easier to clean, plus dirt is less likely to inadvertently cause runout from uneven clamping pressure.” Virnig concurs, saying that previously, it was necessary to take the cutting tool and collet out of the collet holder to re-clean and re-set up the cutting tool so they could check to see if there was any improvement in the runout. If not, dialing it in meant lightly tapping the cutting tool to allow the tool and the collet to seat better together, thus reducing the runout. “With shrink fit as the toolholder element in our overall hard milling process, we never have to re-set up the cutting tool to ‘dial in’ the runout, and we can predict the result of our process down to 0.0001-inch accuracy on the first try.” 
 

“We never have to re-set up the cutting tool to ‘dial in’ the runout, and we can predict the result of our process down to 0.0001-inch accuracy on the first try.”

In addition to higher runout accuracy, shrink fit also offers improved rigidity over collet systems because there are fewer mechanical parts. This made it possible for Custom Mold to increase its cutting speeds by 10 percent across the board, resulting in a 10 percent reduction in cycle times. 

Furthermore, the Custom Mold and Design team could eliminate the extensive cleaning processes for collets and collet chucks, which greatly reduced the risk of damage. “Many of the metal chips in our milling applications come from steels that are harder than the toolholder and the collet,” Virnig says. “When the collet nut on the toolholder is tightened on chips, the tool holder and collet will be damaged.” When this happens, the harder metal chip will get pushed into the surfaces of the toolholder, and the next time a new tool is loaded, the collet sets on these raised areas causing the collet to tilt, which results in more run out. Switching to shrink-fit toolholders cut Custom Mold’s tool changeover times by 50 percent and thereby increased the team’s utilization of the machine. “We are able to move through the back-log much faster,” Virnig says. “There are no variables causing an operator to check for runout. We basically put the tool in the holder, and it goes into the machine to cut the next part.” 

Shrink Fit Raises Repeatability, Tool Life and Savings

The team at Custom Mold nets significantly more tool life from their end mills by using the Haimer shrink fit system. This is because the same total indicated runout (TIR) accuracy that ensures geometric part accuracy also improves the life of the cutting tool. “With a higher runout accuracy, the cutting load per flute is more evenly distributed. This leads to more even wear to the cutting tool flutes, less chipping or unexpected tool breakage, extending the usable life of the cutting tool,” Drew Strauchen says. “Every degree of runout accuracy that is gained by using shrink fit helps prevent further uneven edge wear, thus extending the life of their high-performance carbide cutting tools.”

Strauchen says that on Haimer’s smaller diameter holders (gauge length less than 160 millimeters), runout is less than 3 microns. For holders larger than 160 millimeters in gauge length, runout is guaranteed to be less than 4 microns. The majority of the company’s holders maintain runout at less than 3 microns. Gregg Virnig says that 98 percent of the holders Custom Mold purchased from Haimer have 0.0001-inch runout right out of the box. “The reduced runout also improves surface finish because the flutes are hitting the part equally, making it possible to maximize feed rates,” he adds.

Custom Mold also uses shrink fit on all cutting tools that are less than 2 millimeters in diameter for roughing. “The even chip load from reduced runout will increase cutter life in rouging tools,” Virnig says. In fact, Custom Mold is still using the first Haimer tools they bought 10 years ago. Each holder has been through hundreds, if not thousands, of shrink cycles, he says, and yet they are performing as if they were new. They show no signs of damage or wear. The team at Custom Mold knows this because the company etches the purchase date on each toolholder. It is this absolute repeatability that helps Custom Mold to run parts lights-out.

Source: https://www.moldmakingtechnology.com/articles/shrink-fit-system-helps-moldmaker-boost-cnc-accuracy-productivity-and-tool-life

 

 

 

1/17/17: Five Ways HAIMER Shrink Fit Technology Maximizes Value

When you pay millions of dollars for the CNC machines in your shop, don’t you want to receive maximum payback from your investment? Equipment that sits idle costs money; as does equipment intended to run lights-out, that can’t.

Custom Mold and Design, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, knew accuracy was ultimately a problem hampering their productivity on eight machines that produce small medical components. Most of the jobs they run require cutting tools with diameters smaller than 2mm, working in hardened materials such as P20, S7, A2 and H13 tool steel.

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With collet holders, maintaining runout accuracy was a major challenge. Part of the problem was the collet design that allowed dirt and chips to collect and remain in the holder, even after time-consuming cleaning procedures. Even minute particles of debris were enough to create uneven clamping pressure, which ultimately led to inconsistent runout accuracy. This inaccuracy had a direct impact on both productivity (slower machining speeds and rework) and tool life.

The goal was to bring out the full potential of their CNC machines by increasing: 1) accuracy, 2) finish, 3) productivity, 4) repeatability, and 5) tool life. Like many companies, Custom Mold and Design turned to HAIMER shrink fit technology to make it happen. Ten years ago, they purchased a HAIMER Power Clamp Mini with BT40, HSKA-32 and HSKA-63 toolholders to address the aforementioned needs.  

“We wanted to run lights out, and the collets we were using just didn’t have the runout accuracy and balance properties we needed,” said Gregg Virnig, the firm’s Hard Milling Specialist. “We bought the HAIMER shrink fit equipment and never looked back.”

Here are reasons why Custom Mold and Design gives such positive feedback on the HAIMER shrink fit system:

Accuracy

“Even a slight error in runout makes a big impact on the smaller parts we make,” Virnig commented. “With the shrink fit, we saw a notable reduction in benching.” The amount of rework needed to bring out-of-tolerance parts back into specification decreased, thereby helping Custom Mold’s throughput by getting the next job in queue on the machine faster.

Finish

HAIMER shrink fit technology is so accurate that Custom Mold and Design uses the toolholders for all operations, both roughing and finishing. The improvement in surface finish quality has reduced secondary polishing operation times by 30%.

Productivity

Higher and repeatable runout accuracy enabled Custom Mold and Design to increase cutting speeds by 10% across the board, resulting in a 10% reduction in cycle times. Furthermore, because extensive cleaning processes for collets and collet chucks were eliminated, tool changeover times were drastically reduced, and machine utilization increased. “With shrink fit, it’s easy,” Virnig mentioned, “you just put the tool in and you go.”

Repeatability

Custom Mold and Design appreciates the fact that HAIMER toolholders have a consistent 0.0001” runout accuracy. No moving mechanical parts means no components to wear out and cause unpredictable accuracy problems. In fact, Custom Mold is still using the first HAIMER tools they bought ten years ago, with no sign of any degradation. They know this because the company etches the purchase date on each toolholder. This means that each holder has been through hundreds, if not thousands of shrink cycles, with performance the exact same as new. And it is this absolute repeatability that helps ensure they can run parts lights-out.

Tool Life

Custom Mold and Design nets significantly more tool life from their end mills in HAIMER shrink fit. This is because the same TIR accuracy that ensures geometric part accuracy also inherently improves the life of the cutting tool as well. Every degree of runout accuracy gained helps further prevent uneven edge wear, thus extending the life of their high performance carbide cutting tools.

Closing in On Perfection

Fine tuning a CNC machine for maximum speed and the capability for lights out machining means controlling a wide variety of elements. The inherent benefit of HAIMER shrink fit technology is that it virtually eliminates the toolholder as a variable for error. This repeatable quality allows operators to establish a solid baseline from which they can really begin to fine tune their machining processes and maximize efficiency. 

Source:  www.haimer-usa.com/news/blog/blog-articles-pages/2017/11717-five-ways-haimer-shrink-fit-technology-maximizes-value.html

 

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Custom Mold & Design is Proudly Celebrating 50 Years of Business Excellence!

  Custom Mold & Design was founded in 1965 for the purpose of manufacturing plastic injection molds.  A high quality product, superior service to the customer and a dedication to the well-being of each employee has always been our goal. Today we continue to operate under that same philosophy and ideology. We employ the very best, highly dedicated engineers and mold manufacturers with combined industry experience in excess of 1000 years! 

Currently, we are proud to be an industry leader in designing and building fully interchangeable, fast-cycling, high-precision injection molds, including multi-cavity, two-shot, metal injection, silicone, micro-molds, and ceramic molds.  We serve a wide range of industries including medical, aerospace, consumer products and electronics.  Our experienced craftsmen work with the best machinery, tooling, and software, to provide you a single source for all of your molds, maintenance, fixturing, and machined component needs.  Custom Mold & Design is a mold maintenance provider, ToolingDoc certified, ISO 9001:2008 certified, AS9100C certified and ITAR registered.

In more recent years, we created a specialized division called CMD Express.  We created this factory within a factory team to better serve our customers’ growing needs for quick turn, low cavitation tooling; ultra-precision machined components and assemblies; and to provide advanced mold maintenance services.  In addition, CMD Express provides wire and sinker EDM operations, precision milling, first article inspection as well as Swiss machining.

In conjunction with our sister company Teamvantage, Custom Mold & Design provides one-stop, fully integrated turn-key manufacturing solutions.  We begin by providing part design assistance.  Once the part design is complete, we offer mold design and fabrication services, molding process development and automation through full installation into your facility. We also specialize in cold deck manufacturing for liquid silicone molds and have 5-axis machining to provide close-tolerance manufacturing solutions.

Our purpose for existence is to help our customers find creative solutions to their manufacturing challenges, whether the opportunity involves molded or machined components, tooling, fixturing or contract manufactured assemblies. 

In conjunction with the start of its 50th year in business, Custom Mold & Design is celebrating the expansion into a newly renovated, 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility.  This new expansion in plant and equipment will allow us to continue to serve our customers now and well into the future.

Thank you,
Custom Mold & Design

 

 

 

 

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Custom Mold & Design will be exhibiting at MD&M East in New York, NY June 9-12, 2015. Please stop by booth 451 to learn more about all Custom Mold & Design has to offer.

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TEAMVANTAGE AT BIOMEDEVICE SAN JOSE – DECEMBER 2014

Posted on September 22, 2014

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Teamvantage will be exhibiting at BIOMEDevice San Jose, California December 3-4, 2014. Please stop by and see us at booth 200.

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2014 Statewide Tour of Manufacturing October 23-24, 2014

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Manufacturing will always be the backbone of our economy here in Minnesota, and we want to keep it that way. That’s what the dream it. DO IT. campaign is all about. With thousands of employees working in more than 100 manufacturing businesses, we need to spread the word about the great careers in manufacturing available to the next generation of entrepreneurs and creative thinkers.

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Custom Mold & Design Molding will be hosting tours of its world class mold and machined components manufacturing site on Thursday, October 23rd and Friday October 24th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Go to www.tourofmanufacturingmn.com to sign up for a tour.

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Custom Mold & Design will be exhibiting at MD&M Minneapolis October 29-30, 2014. Please stop by booth 1017 to learn more about all Custom Mold & Design has to offer.

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Custom Mold & Design will be exhibiting at MD&M West in Anaheim, California February 7-9, 2017. Please stop by booth 2870 to learn more about all Custom Mold & Design has to offer.

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Custom Mold & Design will be exhibiting at MD&M Minneapolis November 4-5, 2015. Please stop by booth 1318 to learn more about all Custom Mold & Design has to offer.

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Custom Mold & Design will be exhibiting at MD&M Minneapolis September 21-22, 2016. Please stop by booth 2014 to learn more about all Custom Mold & Design has to offer.

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January 30, 2017

 

Dear Friends,

Teamvantage and Custom Mold & Design are pleased to announce the addition of a third company to our corporate family.  We have purchased a company called Paradigme Engineering, LLC.  The sale became official on January 03, 2017.

Paradigme brings a new level of technological expertise and expanded capabilities for the tooling side of our business.  We are now even better prepared to provide a variety of solutions to solve your difficult manufacturing challenges.  Paradigme is a best-in-class mold design and manufacturing company with 11 employees and a 13,500 square foot facility located in Becker, Minnesota.  With this addition, we can provide you with full part design, mold design and mold manufacturing support whether you need a prototype mold, bridge tool, low cavitation / high cavitation tooling solutions, and/or mold maintenance services.  We can deliver this support for micro molded parts all the way up to large format molding. 

Our three companies are ready and available to provide our unique brand of collaboration, by working directly with our customers, to find the ultimate solution for their manufacturing needs.  Whether you require molds for thermoplastic, elastomeric, silicone, MIM, ceramic or rubber materials, our cross functional team of experts can help you find the best technology based solution and assist you in bringing your product on line in the least amount of time.

If you prefer to outsource your molding needs, Teamvantage is a best-in-class molder and contract manufacturer for thermoplastic, elastomers and silicone materials.  In addition, Custom Mold & Design is fully positioned to provide you with low, medium and high volume machined components, assemblies, jigs and fixtures through our CMD Express parts division.

Another significant benefit to our organization and our customers is that former Paradigme owner, Jon Palmquist, is joining our corporate technology team to provide collaborative technical support and direction to assist in applying the latest technological innovations in support of our customer’s needs. The new addition of Paradigme makes us a completely integrated one stop shop for your prototype, low and high volume production needs.

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Custom Mold & Design will once again be exhibiting at MD&M Minneapolis November 8-9, 2017. Please stop by booth 2316 to learn more about all Custom Mold & Design has to offer.

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Custom Mold & Design will be exhibiting at MD&M West in Anaheim, California February 6-8, 2018. Please stop by booth 2870 to learn more about all Custom Mold & Design has to offer.

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