Getting The Mold Right The First Time
PTA is well known for producing highly cosmetic and complicated molded parts and it all begins with mold design. Utilizing Cimatron and a staff of in-house mold designers, PTA performs all mold designs in 3-D format. Because Cimatron is a catalogue based software, all common components can be quickly accessed allowing for an efficient mold design from start to finish.
Utilizing state-of-the-art CNC and EDM technologies with fully equipped mold shops in both CT and CO, PTA builds approximately 200 molds per year and has the ability to tackle all projects both large and small.
Molds are constructed with a combination of pre-hard steel and hardened steel with common materials such as P-20, S-7, H-13 and 420SS. PTA has single cavity, multi-cavity and family mold options to satisfy all customer requirements. We choose a unique tool build approach focusing on the finite part which allows us to split the mold build process increasing the shop capacity and reducing lead times.
Tool Build Approach
We believe in a tool build approach that is specifically unique to each customer. We understand and work with our customers through DFM to offer a solution that fits our customer needs, rather than forcing our customers into a typical standard. PTA offers mold warranties to fit any project requirement, and a paperless environment with immediate Engineering Change Notice (ECN) control. In addition, PTA utilizes a variety of coating and plating options to increase mold longevity when using highly abrasive materials.