When The Mission Is Critical

We began molding for the defense industry in the early 1960’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.

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.

Our focus is early collaboration with manufactures and designers with a heavy emphasis on DFM reviews, materials support and MoldFlow Warp analysis. Optimizing part design, gate locations, knit line locations, fiber orientation and ensuring the right material is being evaluated for each application is critical to success. Having been involved with so many products related to the safety and well-being of others, PTA Plastics understands the support our customers demand throughout the product lifecycle, including suggestions on materials to withstand stringent applications, water ingress and ruggedness concerns.

*PTA Plastics is registered with the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

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