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Innovative Mold Making Company Leads Industry

Staying competitive in the injection mold making industry today takes innovation, along with knowledge, resources and experience.   Meeting customer expectations requires using all available assets with the latest technology, combined with innovative thinking.   

Michiana Global Mold is a leading injection mold manufacturer, meeting the tight tolerances of demanding customer applications since 1952!  We employ a highly skilled staff of journeyman mold makers and experienced mold design engineers to design and construct high precision, custom injection molds for a variety of industries including the demanding Automotive Industry.

We are accustomed to meeting tight tolerances within +/- .001”, excelling with precision tolerances that other mold makers shy away from.  Recently featured on the “World’s Greatest” television show, our innovative technology and vast experience with manufacturing complex tools set us apart from other mold makers.   

Michiana Global Mold is conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest, with an offshore location in China.  Both facilities are registered to ISO9001, following the same strict quality policy overseas as our domestic location.  Customer satisfaction is our main goal with continual improvement projects routinely practiced.  

We have experience with complicated designs including intricate ejection systems with lifters, specialized CAM action, and tooling constructed unique to your molding environment including custom mounting systems on your presses.

Michiana Global Mold has over 65 years of experience satisfying the stringent requirements of demanding industries.   If you are looking for an injection mold making company to be a valuable addition to your supply chain, contact Michiana Global Mold.   Let us show you how we can assist with your procured mold making costs. Established in 1964, we have the resources, the knowledge and experience to provide the best value with high quality and high-performance tooling, at the lowest available cost to you.  

Michiana Global Mold is one of the leading injection mold makers in the industry, providing complex precision tooling within your specifications, and on time.  Contact us today to speak for a FREE design consultation.  

A Mold Maker’s dilemma: EDM or Mill?

Quick response and flexibility are required of tool and die makers today.  Mold makers must continually strive to reduce production time while still ensuring a high level of quality, and all while providing cost reductions.  With tight margins and high demand for quick turn-around, tool and die makers may be searching for the best manufacturing method to remain competitive.  

 

Using an EDM machine (electrical discharge machine) along with a high-speed milling machine may provide assistance with on-time delivery.   Certain manufacturing needs in a tool and die shop may require differing manufacturing methods.  The design engineer should be aware of all available manufacturing technologies.  

 

Mold Manufacturing Products Require Differing Technologies

 

Injection molds and diecast molds, forging dies, and deep drawing dies are the three main products of tool and die making.  Deep drawing dies mean that the metal blank is drawn into a forming die with a punch.  The drawing is considered to be deep drawing when the depth of the drawn part is greater than the part diameter.   They all possess their own constraints regarding applicable technologies for mold production.

 

Deep drawing dies have flat structures and materials that are best manufactured with milling.  When producing forging dies, EDM is widely used due to the strength of materials used in production.   Complete machining with milling is possible, however, with low depth and large concave radii.   

 

Milling diecast and injection molds is challenging due to ribs or webs, and small radii.  Developing the combination of EDM and milling is necessary for economical mold production meeting tight tolerances.  Utilizing the benefits of all production methods gives designers and mold manufactures options in mold manufacturing.  

 

Other considerations in deciding between EDM or HSM are high speed milling, the geometric constraints, and surface quality or subsurface damage of a tool.   Of the utmost importance is the effect on the surface from either EDM or HSM, as related to the part specifications.  Some parts may require a surface conducive to adhesion from certain coatings or lacquers, and the finish of the tool plays an important role in the surface finish of the molded part.  

 

Employing skilled design engineers and journeyman mold makers, we have the experience to utilize the latest technology with a full line up of modern EDM and high-speed milling centers.  This gives the most benefit to our customers in providing the most efficient, and cost effect mold manufacturing, with high quality tools and on time delivery.

 

Michiana Global Mold is an experienced mold designer and manufacturer, supplying high performing precision injection molds since 1952.  We are an ISO registered mold shop, adhering all processes to our strict quality policy, ensuring total customer satisfaction.  

 

Michiana Global Mold is experienced in all aspects of tool and die making, including injection molds and brass forging dies. Contact us today for a free design consultation, and learn how to save up to 40% on your next injection mold requirements.  

 

Industry Leading Innovative Mold Makers

It takes an in-depth knowledge of the mold making industry, along with experience and resources to provide top quality high performing injection molds that meet demanding customer expectations.  Michiana Global Mold excels at manufacturing complex, precision tooling required of demanding industries such as the Automotive industry.  We have the knowledge, the experience and the expertise in constructing high quality injection molds meeting tight tolerances within +/- .001”.

Michiana Global Mold is one of the leading injection mold makers in the industry, employing a highly skilled staff of journeyman mold makers and top mold designers with vast experience constructing high performing complex tooling.  We excel at the precision components that other mold makers might shy away from, leading the industry with high-tech mold making equipment combined with vast experience and knowledge.  Recently featured on the “World’s Greatest” television show for our innovative mold making services, we are a valued supplier to the Automotive industry, meeting and exceeding our customer requirements.  

With locations in the Midwest, USA, and an offshore molding facility in China, we can offer high quality tooling at the best available cost to you.  Both of our locations are registered to ISO9001, adhering to our strict quality policy while performing continual improvement activities.  Total customer satisfaction is our number one goal.  

When you are searching for a new supplier for your injection molded needs, let Michiana Global Mold show you how we can assist with your procured mold making costs.  We more than 50 years of experience satisfying the stringent requirements of demanding industries with even the most challenging of injection mold designs.  

We are experienced with specialized CAM action, complicated ejector system and lifters, and will accommodate tooling to your molding environment and custom mounting systems for your presses.   Established in 1964, we have the expertise, the knowledge and resources to provide the best value with high quality and high performance tooling, at the lowest available cost to you.  

Contact Michiana Global Mold today to speak with one of our expert design engineers about a FREE design consultation, discounts and rebates on multi-tool projects.  We are one of the leading injection mold makers in the industry, providing complex precision tooling within your specifications, and on time.    

Partner with an Experienced Injection Mold Maker

 

Injection mold making is a very critical, precision process that requires not only knowledge and resources, but also experience.  Experienced journeyman mold makers make all the difference in the world when it comes to creating a quality crafted injection mold versus a sloppy tool that barely makes the mark.   Having experience with building precision tools for a multitude of applications gives invaluable skill that cannot be learned anywhere else.  An experienced journeyman mold maker is a valuable component of the injection mold making process.

Experienced Journeyman Mold Makers at Michiana Global Mold

At Michiana Global Mold we employ a highly skilled design and engineering staff and master journeyman mold makers with in-depth knowledge and vast experience in designing and constructing precision, complex tooling.  We partner with you from the very beginning, coordinating on every aspect of your project with clear, transparent communication.  

Our experienced team draws on traditional methods, combined with our cutting-edge technology, to provide the best solution for your precision injection mold requirements.  Our large capacity facility in Indiana is equipped with conventional EDMs and wire EDMs, CAD/CAM engineering equipment, CNC milling centers, grinders, drills and saws.  

One of our knowledgeable staff can assist you in determining the best type of tool for your project, with the most cost-efficient method while not compromising precision quality.  Michiana Global Mold specializes in manufacturing tight tolerance, complex, precision tooling.  We have the experience and the resources to provide the perfect tool for your project, on time and within specification.  

Michiana Global Mold provides custom injection mold making for any required tooling operation.  We are experienced at manufacturing hot and cold runner molds, hot to cold molds, insert molds, shuttle molds and prototypes.  Our production molds are built with experienced craftsmanship, and only the best in quality components.  

Michiana Global Mold has been in business since 1964, serving the injection mold making industry for over 50 years!  We are an ISO9001:2015 Registered mold making facility with domestic and off-shore molding capacity.  We have the experience and the resources to provide quality molds for any molding application, and the resources to handle multi-tool packages within specification, and on time.  

How to Find a Qualified Mold Builder

 

Experience

There are at least three very important factors when looking for a qualified mold builder:  Experience, Technology, and Resources.  Experience is crucial when designing and building complicated, precision injection molds.  An experienced mold designer and mold builder will have encountered many situations that enhance even the most skilled and experienced mold designer.   As in any other situation, one continues to draw form their experiences.   Even with technology and resources, nothing can provide you with the knowledge and ability to recognize solutions like experience.  

At Michiana Global Mold, we have been supplying the automotive industry with precision complex tool designs and injection molds for over 52 years!  We have a combined experience of over 600 years with our skilled designing engineers and journeyman mold makers.

Technology

Technology is a very important factor in any design, construction or manufacturing operation and is no different for injection mold making.  Gone are the days where the journeyman mold maker will carve out the steel cavities by hand, meeting tight tolerances within a thousandth of an inch, (the width of a human hair)!  Journeyman mold makers possess a great mathematical mind that is necessary to build precision tools, but the technology is ever changing, aiding and assisting with complex tool designs.

Michiana Global Mold has an impressive line-up of technologically advanced machinery and equipment, including several EDM and CNC machines, Milling Centers, Wire EDM, Saw, Drilling equipment, Grinders, and many more new and impressive machines giving us the capability meet your tight deadlines with precision tools delivered in spec, and on time.

Resources

Having enough manpower and equipment is necessary to meet tight deadlines on multi-tool projects.  A large capacity tool shop with various milling centers and technologically advanced software programs is vital to timely injection mold construction.  Global resources are also important in the mold making industry, as many OEM’s and manufacturers want the cost effectiveness of offshore molds.  It can be tricky to find a mold builder with offshore resources, that can still manage your project with clear communication in a timely manner.

Michiana Global Mold has a large capacity tool shop in the heart of the mid-west in the United States, and has a partnership with Modular Mold in China, offering our customers the best of both situations.  If you need globally sourced injection molds, Michiana Global Mold has the solution for you, providing offshore molds with domestic pricing.  Our US location is also fully staffed with expert design engineers, and journeyman mold makers, giving you decades of experience.  This experience, combined with our technologically advanced equipment and vast resources allows us to provide the most cost effective solution to your mold building requirements.

Contact Michiana Global Mold today to learn how we can assist you with your ever changing, and demanding supply chain requirements.  We have the experience, technology, and the resources to give you the best mold building solution available, whether from our domestic or offshore location.

Mold Maker for Consumer Products

 

 

Consumer products is a very broad industry, encompassing everything from appliances, electronic components, household goods and toys to more complex products used in automotive and aerospace functions.  No matter the purpose, all injection molded consumer products must first begin with a quality built injection mold produced with quality steel.  

As design engineers are aware, a quality part begins with a quality tool.  When designing a critical consumer product, involving an experienced mold builder early in the design phase of your project can reap big benefits in time saved developing superior products.  An experienced mold designer can utilize CAD/CAM software and simulation designs alerting a product development engineer of critical areas that may succumb to underfill or breakage.  

Michiana Global Mold is experienced with manufacturing precision tools for numerous consumer product applications including electronics, high end business furniture, skylight frames, appliance parts and assemblies and critical automotive parts.   We have vast experience producing plastic and rubber molds of any variation including:

  • Cold Runner Molds
  • Hot Runner Molds
  • Insert Molds
  • Collapsible Core Molds
  • Unscrewing Molds
  • Stack Molds
  • Shuttle Molds
  • High-volume Production Molds
  • Prototype Molds

Our skilled and experienced staff include expert designers with decades of experience designing complex, precision tools utilizing the latest in technological advancements with Unigraphics software, and mold flow analysis when required.   Our journeyman mold makers contribute to our more than 600 years of combined experience providing you with expert mold construction no matter the type or complexity of the tool.

We can provide you with early design consultation, expert mold construction and product sampling.  Tool status reports are provided upon request keeping your project on schedule.  Michiana Global Mold is a valuable addition to any supply chain, providing high performance, quality tools on time, and to your specification.

Michiana Global Mold has been producing high performance plastic and rubber molds used in a multitude of industries including consumer products, electronics and automotive since 1964. Contact us today to learn about our multi-tool discount and for a free design consultation.  

Precision Injection Molds for Electronic Components

 

Constructing an injection mold for small electronic parts requires skill and experience, coupled with quality tools and equipment.  Plastic injection molding of electronic components can be tricky with thin walls in tight spaces and intricate critical dimensions.  

Custom electronic parts are molded out of various materials including thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), polycarbonates (PC), polypropylene (PP), and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).  When constructing the mold to make these types of parts and components, you need an experienced mold maker that knows the properties of the various types of polymers and how they will flow in your mold.  We have the ability to provide mold-flow analysis, identifying any critical geometrical areas prior to cutting steel.  

Michiana Global Mold has the skill and the experience to provide a class A quality tool on time and within your budget.  We specialize in highly complicated electronic part molds requiring a high level of skill and precision.  Since precision, custom molds are our specialty, we can provide to you the most value for your investment.  We understand the importance quality, timely mold production, to ensure that your project is up and running with quality parts and components when you need them.  

Our skilled moldmakers have been supplying quality tools for electronics parts and components for over 50 years, satisfying stringent quality requirements for various industries including Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and other various industries requiring precision electrical housings and electro-mechanical switches.

Michiana Global Mold utilizes the latest technology with our CAD/CAM software and integration with our milling machines.  Our highly skilled staff is comprised of a very experienced cross-functional team, providing exemplary service to each and every customer.

Total Customer Satisfaction is our main goal.  As an ISO9001:2015 Registered mold making company, we will add value to your supply chain with adherence to our Quality Policy, providing best in class quality tools, on time and in spec.  

Michiana Global Mold has the experience and the skilled staff to provide a quality tool, on time, and to your specification even in tight tolerance, critical areas.  Contact us today to learn how we can work together to produce custom, precision electronic parts and components.