Tool Building

Quality Builds

Our tool building specialties include prototype injection molds, production injection molds, compression molds, and bridge tooling making us complete metal AM/conformal cooling experts. All of these services allow us to shorten production time for our customers and increase the overall product quality that we can offer them. Linear is uniquely positioned to offer innovative tooling solutions, competitively, in our growing marketplace.

Aluminum Prototype Molds

Aluminum molds produce anywhere from 5-5,000 pieces. These molds can be acid etched, grained and typically offer better thermal properties than steel tooling for production quality parts. We often introduce inserts made using our DMLS process to this type of tooling. Utilizing aluminum materials engineered for production, these molds would typically produce parts made of mold friendly resins such as polypropylene and thermoplastic olefins (TPO).

Production Injection Molds

This process creates an instant mold of your part. It’s ideal for manufacturers looking for a low cost and quick build, while still maintaining a high-quality product. Production injection molds also allow for modifications throughout the process, which easily lets us adjust your product should any complications or changes come up. With this method, we’re also able to work with projects of all sizes in multiple materials.

Compression Molds

Compression molding is a forming process in which a plastic material is placed directly into a heated metal mold, then is softened by the heat, and forced to conform to the shape of the mold as the mold closes. Mostly thermoset materials and advanced composites are processed by this method. These materials tend to be stronger than others, making superior products that are corrosion-resistant and longer lasting.

Bridge Tooling

This process offers results that cost less than a typical production tool. Bridge tooling also allows us to produce more parts, faster than average tooling techniques—which is ideal for those manufacturers looking to order in bulk. Lower cost is also a benefit of using these machines, along with high product quality and the overall appearance of the end product. This is an ideal solution depending on quantity needed, part complexity and time constraints.

Your Trusted Partner in Low and High Volume Production

From engineering services, to tooling and cooling capabilities—we offer multiple benefits to our industrial partners.

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