Representatives ForTexas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana
Molded Dimensions molds custom engineered rubber and cast polyurethane parts, as well as provides molded product from worldwide manufacturers through our GlocalSource business unit.
One of MD’s greatest strengths is versatility. In our world, versatility comes in many shapes and forms including:
• manufacturing location – US, China and India
• raw material – rubber and cast polyurethane
• part or product size – 1 gram to 60 pounds
• annual volumes – low, mid and high volume production capabilities
• variety of manufacturing services – prepping and finishing capabilities
• industry diversification – “medical to mining”
• global reach – domestic and worldwide production and fulfillment
MD molds both rubber and cast polyurethane products at the Wisconsin-based facility. Our domestic operation includes two plants located in Port Washington, WI. The original manufacturing facility molds rubber goods while the newest building, located on the same property, focuses on cast urethane molding.
In addition to our domestic operations, our business unit called GlocalSource provides access to global manufacturing services. Our GlocalSource customers are supported by MD’s local engineering expertise and project management that includes design support, logistics, and communication.
Diversity in Rubber Manufacturing
Molded Dimensions is a provider of custom rubber molding and cast polyurethane.
• Wide range of thermoset polymers, from the basic EPDM to a highly engineered Fluoroelastomer
• Broad span of annual volumes – low, mid, and high volume production capabilities
• Large variety of applications – simple grommet applications, tightly-toleranced, and precision-molded diaphragms, complex hoses, highly-cosmetic medical applications, and much more
• Significant diversity in part size, from small parts that fit on a fingertip, to large parts that need to be carried with two hands
• Multiple molding technologies – compression molded, transfer molded, and high-speed rubber injection molding
• Insert molding capabilities – we can overmold rubber onto metallic (stainless or carbon steel, aluminum, etc.) and non-metallic structural components such as fiberglass and glass-filled thermoplastics
• Many value-added operations, including deflashing, grinding, kitting, assembly and testing, along with Kanban and inventory programs
• Wide range of industries from “medical to mining”
Engineered Elastomer: Pentathane®
Molded Dimensions is a custom molder of cast polyurethane and molded rubber. Pentathane® is MD’s trade name for our custom, cast polyurethane formulations.
Pentathane® is known for:
• Outstanding physical properties
• Advantages over metal, rubber, and plastic
• Wide range of part applications and industries
• Compatibility to various polyurethane molding methods
• Ability to be finished in numerous ways
• Low to mid volume production
• Diversity in part size
Silicone Injection Molding
Molded Dimensions provides comprehensive liquid silicone rubber injection molding as part of our overall elastomer services, and we bring the same attention to detail and level of engineering expertise to it as we do to all our work.
The liquid silicone injection molding process typically involves heating the raw material and injecting it under high pressure into a mold. The injection screw preheats the silicone, reducing its viscosity and enabling it to flow with greater ease into the mold cavity. The rubber fills the cavity completely with an even coating. This ensures that when it cools, the resulting component will be of the highest quality with minimal defects.
Among the many advantages of this procedure over other forms of production, such as silicone compression molding, is that pre-forms aren’t required. This effectively eliminates a step and saves a considerable amount of time. The preheating at the beginning of the procedure also helps reduce curing time because the molds are filled with greater speed. This method provides other benefits to manufacturers, such as minimizing waste through greater control over the amount of materials introduced into the molds.