Tooling

At Nicolet Plastics, we have developed a unique tooling program that provides our customers with lower cost tooling and improved lead times. Because we have steel available in-house, we can start on the mold build quickly and often at prices that are normally associated with imported tools.

There’s something to be said for a company that designs the parts, the tools and a process – total quality product solutions geared to reducing your bottom line. Our in-house rapid prototyping and tooling solutions have evolved from our origins as a mold-making company. Benefits to working with Nicolet Plastics include:
  • In-house quality assurance and quality control
  • Exacting standards of highly trained mold making specialists
  • Complex, critical dimension and high-precision machining
  • A proprietary molding system that reduces tool costs and set-up time
  • Knowledge of tooling materials to ensure your tool is built specifically for your needs
  • A precision tool room and tool shop for consistent tool maintenance
  • The ability to design the cost out of the tooling with materials and production options
  • Offshore tooling availability
  • Metric tool room
  • Overseas managing, warranting and quality control of offshore manufacturers
  • Tool design reviewed by our engineers, tooling department and project managers
  • Receipt of offshore tool and molding of the product in-house
  • Reduction in your time to market, delivery, lead times and budget

In some cases, the materials originally selected are not readily available, are high cost, or have long lead times. However, this in not well suited for rapid product launches. At Nicolet Plastics we have a strong record of success in finding alternative material options that cost less but are just as effective when it comes to material, fit and function.

Equipment:

  • CNC EDM sinker (Charmilles)
  • CNC vertical machining centers (Makino and Fadal)
  • Wire EDM
  • Automatic Grinder
  • Radial arm drill
  • Bridgeports
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