Engineering, Design & Tooling for Custom Extrusions
Custom Extrusions Engineered for Excellence
To guarantee the best results, Crescent Plastics’ engineering team will be closely involved with the program management of your custom extrusions project. Upon receiving CAD files or design sketches for your parts, we will be there every step of the way. Our turnkey service includes the design and in-house manufacturing of extrusion and fabrication tools, the sampling of the tool for your approval, and repeated production runs for the entire life of the program.
Benefits of Crescent Plastics’ Custom Extrusion Process
We provide Design For Manufacturability (DFM) assistance for custom extrusions, to ensure that the most cost effective and functional design for your project is achieved. Our engineers utilize the latest in AutoCad Inventor and Solid Edge CAD modeling technologies to optimize your design fabrication and extrusion tools. Crescent’s engineering team and our highly skilled tooling technicians work together to design and manufacture precision tooling for custom extrusions and to guarantee the fastest turnaround times possible.
- All tooling for standard and custom extrusions is designed and built in-house. Most of our secondary-process equipment, such as pullers and traveling saws, are also built in-house. This significantly reduces lead times and eliminates outside labor costs, which lowers the total cost of your project.
- Our in-house tooling facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art wire EDM machines and CNC machining centers, and utilize CAD/CAM design and programming software. This ensures that your custom extrusions perfectly match your designs—no matter how complex—and meet the tight tolerances you require.
- Our in-house tooling is optimized for production efficiency, production quality, and longevity. This minimizes material waste and provides perfect repeatability from the first piece to the last, no matter what quantities your project requires.
Prototype Services to Support High Volume Production
Crescent Plastics has the in-house design and fabrication capabilities to create prototype tooling that produces parts that are representative of production quality, including the exact material type, color, clarity, finish, and part geometry. This type of tooling is not suitable for high volume production, but provides samples in compressed lead times and is usually available at a reduced cost. Further production tooling can often utilize prototype components for time and cost savings.
In addition, 3-D printing is available to provide prototypes for shape and fit analysis. Parts are made from an opaque PLA material, with a somewhat rough surface that results from the printing process. Surfaces can be sanded for a smoother finish, resulting in a final product that is both neat and professional.
Turnkey Solutions for the Custom Extrusions You Need