ALTEK Adds Benefits to Mold Design
Every plastic injection molding project at our injection molding and manufacturing facility in Spokane includes a rigorous review process, including part and injection mold design reviews, mold testing, and first article inspection.
You’ll also benefit from ALTEK’s complete injection mold tool maintenance and repair, in-house tool modifications, and offshore partnerships.
Robotics and Automated Production
ALTEK’s provides custom manufacturing services to manufacture precision, close-tolerance parts, making us a supplier of choice for high-tech industries. This achievement requires the most modern plastic injection molding equipment available, including a variety of injection molding presses ranging from 28 to 1500 tons; assisted by robotics, automated delivery systems, and gravimetric color incorporation feeders. ALTEK produces a wide range of small, medium and large parts, and is capable of handling both low and fully automated high volume product lines. Our team is highly experienced in working with a wide range of thermoplastic, elastomeric, and filled resins and is committed to meeting your quality requirements while ensuring on-time deliveries.
We have fully-automated high-volume injection molding capabilities including generic and custom injection molding automation and fully automated bulk material handling systems.
Our team is highly experienced in working with a wide range of thermoplastics, elastomeric, and filled resins, and committed to meeting your quality requirements while ensuring critical on-time deliveries.
Specialty Plastic Injection Molding Capabilities
Overview of Services
Film Insert Molding
Quality Insert Design
Film insert molding is the fusion of thin film appliqué to a hard plastic substrate for a long lasting seamless appearance. Film insert molding also allows for unique design elements such as backlighting, scratch resistance, and multi-color aesthetics.
Read more about film insert molding at the ALTEK blog.
- Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
- Design for Assembly (DFA)
- Material Engineering
- Design of Experiments (DOE)
- Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Project Management
Gas Assist Injection Molding
Beneficial and DurableGas assist injection molding eliminates the need for structural foam molding. It allows for thick –wall structural molding without sink; eliminating the heavy expense of structural foam prep, paint and finishing. One-piece hollow handles are another great application. Gas pressurizes the cavity from the inside, allowing for a lighter, better looking end product without sacrificing strength. -Other benefits of gas assist injection molding include:
- Eliminating potato chip effect on thin parts
- Smoother outer wall at intersections and the elimination of ridges
- Greater freedom of mechanical design
- Lower clamping tonnage and injection mold pressure
- Cycle time reduction
- Reduced secondary operations