Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must strike a balance between quality, performance, and cost to consistently deliver on product commitments without jeopardizing their reputation and growth. It also requires them to create and maintain their supply chain with intention. Consequently, they must partner with suppliers who have demonstrated proficiency across various requirements.
Abtec is a trusted and reliable partner with more than 100 years of experience developing, developing, and manufacturing specialized injection molds and support tooling. We supply to anyone worldwide, providing innovative solutions to our customer’s production concerns.
Our commitment to supporting OEMs stems from our capacity to collaborate closely with our customers. Through this, we guarantee the most cost-effective solutions possible. We also continue to provide support by offering the following:
Vast Selection of Trusted Services and Solutions
From design and development through plastic injection molding, Abtec offers an extensive range of dependable services and solutions. Our top-of-the-line custom solutions for plastic injection mold tooling facilitate customer engagement across all production phases. In addition, we provide support with information-age technology and innovative mold-making methods.
Abtec’s services and solutions include the following:
Design and Development
Abtec has a team of skilled and qualified engineers to assist OEMs with their projects. We examine every feature and variable of the injection and cooling phases that could affect the quality and repeatability of the production procedure. Additionally, we provide recommendations that will guarantee the performance of the injection-molded product.
As each molder has its tooling preferences and processes for making parts, we collaborate closely with our customers to guarantee that every specification is met. We can also work with models, drawings, parts, sketches, or existing molds to match our unrivaled quality and service.
Abtec offers prototyping services to help our customers execute and enhance their designs. We develop and engineer prototypes using additive manufacturing, construct injection mold tooling, and manufacture products and components for startups, OEMs, and major corporations. We also have built an adaptive system that enables our customers to create unique products for nearly every industry.
From the initial concept to the shipment of the completed order, the following processes comprise our refined method for producing injection-molded parts:
- Our professional engineers meet with our customers to discuss their concepts in mind before sketching a design.
- The engineers transform the sketch into a fully optimized design utilizing CAD software. This process combines the essential materials and components to deliver the highest functionality and return on investment.
- We construct a quick prototype using 3D printing.
- We provide the prototype to ensure proper shape, fit, and function.
- After testing has been completed, we manufacture the injection mold tooling.
- We mass-produce the component or part using injection molding at a cost-effective scale.
- Our professional team performs any assembly required, then packages and ships the finished order.
Abtec has offered specialized injection mold tooling to multiple industries for countless applications for more than four decades. Our engineers and skilled machinists are proficient in fabricating injection molds to meet a wide range of customer requirements. Moreover, we make custom injection molds with the utmost precision while minimizing time and expense.
Our mold manufacturing method utilizes the most advanced CNC machining techniques — high-speed milling, wire EDM, and sinker EDM — to produce cost-effective molds in the shortest period possible without sacrificing precision or quality. Besides that, our molding and tooling solutions are suitable for a variety of thermoplastics, including and not limited to:
- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
- Acetal Copolymer or Homopolymer Polyoxymethylene (POM)
- Polyolefin Polyethylene (PE)
- Polyolefin Low or High-Density Polyethylene (LDPE or HDPE)
- Polyetherimide (PEI)
- Polystyrene (HIPS)
- Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
More plastic offerings are available here.
Plastic Injection Molding
Our automated manufacturing cells incorporate robotics and the most advanced process monitoring technologies to create a highly efficient, quality-controlled environment for custom injection molding. Additionally, we support OEMs in various industries that depend on injection molding to produce high-quality parts at rapid rates. Some of these sectors include:
- Aerospace and defense
- Doors and windows
- Medical devices
- Signage or displays
State-of-the-Art Facility and Equipment
Abtec takes pride in our Eastern Pennsylvania facility, which is fully equipped with cutting-edge technologies and staffed with trained and dedicated employees.
We use the most advanced 3D design software to create injection mold designs with maximum accuracy. Our drafting team is also proficient in various CAD formats, including the most recent versions of CimatronE, SolidWorks, ProE, CADKEY, and AutoCAD.
Our injection molding machines are designed for consistency, adding to quantifiable labor costs and reject rate savings. These presses have clamping pressures ranging from 28 to 240 tons and can mold up to 16 ounces every cycle.
High-Quality Value-Added Services
Abtec is a reliable provider of value-added services for businesses of all sizes. We operate as a one-stop shop for our customers with automated molding, finishing, and packaging equipment. We also provide unparalleled effectiveness in every service, enabling us to produce a high-quality solution that meets or surpasses our customer’s expectations.
Our high-quality value-added services span the entirety of the production process. We also offer our customers exceptional packaging required to convey their products securely. In addition, our process technicians and press operators are trained in the unique standards of conduct for our Class 10 ISO 4 clean work cell which includes the special handling of components and wearing protective clothing.
At Abtec, we offer the following secondary services:
- CNC machining
- Heat insertion
- Heat staking
- Hot stamping
- Special packaging
- Ultrasonic inserting
- Ultrasonic welding
Commitment to Quality Assurance and Management
Abtec’s commitment to quality is vital to our operations. Our company-wide dedication to precision and reliability at all levels gives us a competitive edge. Moreover, our team conducts continual inspections of the shop floor to ensure that we manufacture items according to specifications.
We identify and eradicate issues through continuous preventive maintenance, feasibility and process capability studies, design evaluations, and personnel training. We also have an inspection department equipped with mechanical measurement equipment and complementary software to evaluate the precision and repeatability of item measurements.
We provide the following quality services:
- Computer-Simulated Filling Analysis
- Design/Process Evaluation
- Design Validation and Modification
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
- Material Analysis
- Nondestructive X-ray Examination
- Product Evaluation
- Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
- Quality Assurance (QA)
- Statistical Process Control (SPC)
- Statistical Quality Control (SQC)
- Visual Inspection (Nondestructive and Destructive Examination)
Relevant Certifications and Compliance
Abtec produces complex injection molded parts under the United States Munitions List (USML). Also, our International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance and related registration with the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) ensures that we deliver superior injection-molded thermoplastic parts. Consequently, this has earned us contracts with various industries, including defense, optical guiding, ballistics, and aerospace.
Our custom injection-molded parts comply with ISO 9001:2015 specifications. This assures that we give only the most accurate, valuable, and high-quality items.
Partner With the Most Reliable Custom Plastic Injection Molding Service Provider!
Quality is an essential criterion in all facets of plastic injection molding. At Abtec, we guarantee quality assurance at every step of the procedure. In addition, we can provide you with every service you may require — from design and development — through the mass production of injection-molded parts.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our custom products and innovative solutions!