PTA Plastics has extensive experience tooling and molding highly complex parts for the sporting industry. 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 insuring the right material is being evaluated for each application is critical to success.
PTA is ITAR registered with the State Department, and maintains a class 7 FFL license though BATFE. PTA has developed a fully automated receiver molding cell incorporating six axis robotics and a fully integrated electronic bound book. PTA works closely with resin suppliers on new cutting-edge materials, and has a vast depth of experience molding highly engineered resins for demanding applications requiring high toughness, chemical resistance and high cosmetic requirements. Many of these resins have both short and long, glass and carbon fiber fillers. PTA has been a leader in over-molding for almost three decades. PTA has expertise over-molding buttstock grips, pistol grips, forend grips and recoil pads using materials that chemically bond to nylon and polypropylene substrates.