Defense

The mission critical step between design and production

Our Nation’s security requirements demand exceptional military defense products — fast, right and on-time.

When the mission is critical and time can mean the difference, the team you choose to design, mold and build your plastic military products and components is the tipping point to success. Manufacturing: tooling, molding and assembly. PTA Plastics is start to finish.

We began molding for the defense industry in the early 60’s. Since then we have partnered with industry leaders on projects ranging from rugged, hi-tech weapons and soldier support systems for combat, to sophisticated, highly sensitive satellite and night vision assemblies. Rapid prototyping, innovative molding solutions and a seamless production process are good news for today’s demanding defense industry, where budgets and schedules are under constant pressure.

Rapid Prototyping

The prototyping stage is a crucial step in ensuring both the viability and manufacturability of a component. At PTA, we draw on our long history of both prototype development and production tooling to ensure that our clients’; prototypes accurately represent the final product. We approach the prototype molding phase with an eye on production. This forward-looking approach alleviates the sometimes compromising handoff between prototype and production. PTA provides you the confidence that your project will be done fast, right and on-time.

Speed to Market

The increasingly dynamic environment in which our Defense clients live is characterized by rapid change, evolving design challenges and condensed deadlines. At PTA, we understand these challenges and partner with our clients to provide innovative injection molding solutions, an agile tool making process and a highly adaptable molding and assembly operation. During every step of a project our goal is to provide high quality parts in the shortest amount of time possible.

Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP)

In today’s military applications reducing a system’s size and weight while maintaining or exceeding power is critical. It’s all about making it smaller, stronger, lighter and more powerful. Material selection is often the difference in overcoming restrictive SWaP constraints. From metal to plastic conversion to molding high performance grade resins into rugged small to large form-factor components, PTA has the expertise to meet our client’s rigorous engineering specifications.

Products that Save Lives

Our work is important. We take pride in what we do. Nowhere is that demonstrated more than in the products we make to support our military. PTA Plastics is ITAR-registered injection molding supplier and has clearance to work in conjunction with the U.S. military and its counterparts*.

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* PTA Plastics is registered with the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The ITAR controls articles that are designed specifically for military application, as well as related technical data, and prohibits access to such articles or technical data by foreign persons without a license or license exemption. By registering under the ITAR, PTA Plastics is authorized to work in conjunction with the U.S. military and its counterparts. PTA Plastics’ registration also expresses its commitment to abiding by the ITAR in all respects, including by protecting sensitive customer data and articles from unauthorized access by foreign persons.

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