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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.

Top 5 Benefits of ISO Certification

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An Overview of the Benefits of ISO9001

 There are many benefits of ISO certification, a globally recognized and accepted set of quality standards applicable to companies in various industries.   Conforming to ISO9001:2015 provides many benefits to manufacturers in all industries including plastic and steel production for automotive, consumer electronics and military and defense.

Businesses that provide design work such as injection mold makers have additional standards and responsibility to their customers, and the supply chain to which they contribute.  Producing quality product, on time, and within customer specifications is key to providing exemplary customer service.   ISO standards prompt companies to detail and audit all systems in their business, implementing corrective actions when those processes are not meeting their goals, applied to all processes, not just manufacturing.

Conforming to ISO standards also means that you have a written plan, detailing needed resources and expected goals for all business processes including business strategy and planning, sales and marketing, production, quality, and customer service.  ISO 9001:2015 puts added emphasis on risk management and leadership engagement, all necessary components of successful, globally competitive businesses.

Here are the Top 5 Benefits of ISO Certification

  1. All Processes are Identified, and Audited for Effectiveness

Processes includes the required resources needed to attain a specified goal.  Each process has an owner, a person responsible for successfully attaining specified goals.   The process owner determines the best way to measure the effectiveness of a process, and implements corrective actions when necessary.

  1. Contributes to Goal-Oriented Teamwork

Process owners must utilize human capital as a resource, creating one goal-oriented team.  Each team member should be aware of the company’s quality policy, and know how their role in the organization contributes to the overall business goals.

  1. Improved Efficiency Produces Improved Profits

Improving efficiency always equates to an improved bottom line.  Time is money, and continual improvement projects like Value Stream Mapping can improve efficiencies and profits for any business process.

  1. Utilizes Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) business improvement process.  
  • Plan – Establish your objectives and a plan to achieve them
  • Do – Execute your plan with a structured framework
  • Check – Audit results against your objectives
  • Act – Make corrections and improvements.

The PDCA system Can be applied to any process and is utilized throughout the entire ISO process.

  1. ISO Certification Focuses on One End Result – Total Customer Satisfaction

Conformance to each and every standard ultimately leads back to total customer satisfaction.  Why does a business do what they do?  Customer Satisfaction is required for any business to survive, let alone thrive and grow.  With focus always on customer satisfaction, one of the major benefits of ISO Certification is that the business has the framework to keep current customers delighted and grow with referrals by providing continued exceptional customer service.

Michiana Global Mold is Registered to ISO 9001:2015, implementing our Quality Policy throughout the organization with top down management involvement.  We have been top-quality, custom precision injection mold makers for over 52 years.  Contact us today to see how we can assist you with your injection mold building needs.  

 

Michiana Global Mold is an ISO 9001 Certified Company

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Michiana Global Mold is an ISO 9001 Certified Company providing full service design engineering capabilities and custom injection molds since 1952.   Implementing the Quality Policy throughout the organization, with Top-Down Management Involvement, MG Mold believes in empowering all employees by providing equipment with technological advances to complement the vast  experience of our skilled staff.

This combination of experience and technology enhances the skills of our expert engineers, mold designers and journeyman mold makers, resulting in dedicated functional team.

We maintain a capital investment program providing modern equipment with improvements in efficiency. Continual improvement projects are performed at regular intervals to provide our customers with quick turn-around on quality precision molds, no matter the size or complexity.  This investment in equipment and efficiency allows us to share in cost saving efforts and offer rebates to high-volume customers.

Michiana Global Mold is an ISO 9001 Certified Company in two locations, domestically located in the Midwest United States, and overseas at our off-shore mold building facility in China, our partner company Modular Mold Solutions. This allows  us to provide both semi-finished and fully finished molds at an economical price, saving up to 40% on your tool package.   This savings can be realized on all tool types: Prototypes, Production and Insert Molds, Hot Runner and Cold Runner Molds, Shuttle and Over Molds, Unscrewing Molds, Collapsible Core Molds, and 3-Plate Molds.

Michiana Global Mold is an ISO 9001 Certified Company, implementing our Quality Policy throughout the organization with top down management involvement.  We have been supplying top-quality, custom injection molds for over 52 years.  Contact us today to see how we can assist you with your injection mold building needs.