ico-sol-04 Custom Urethane Molding

Utex has the ability to design and machine highly engineered molds to fit almost any custom application. Casting urethane to specification allows custom interfaces that interact seamlessly with existing housings.

By deploying a talented fabrication team and creative filling techniques, Utex can take on almost any geometry. The engineering team at Utex can address non-standard shapes through a combination of the latest machining practices such as wire EDM, CNC machining, and three dimensional modeling CAD systems. Utex is happy to supply stock designs and materials or guide a customer to a custom solution. Parts can be made as small as a golf ball or as large as a desk. With urethane’s ease of self-bonding, complex shapes are possible through multistep molding.

Custom aluminum molds are designed and constructed at Utex facilities. Utilizing an in house fabrication process allows Utex to have much more open channels of dialog. Consultation and feedback can flow between designers and machinist to find simple solutions to complex problems. Changes requested by customers during late prototyping stages can be addressed easily when there is an ease of access between engineering and fabricators.

Our state of the art urethane mixers, high flow computerized equipment and full service machine shop help us avoid defects and ensure on-time delivery.

We Utilized

Technologies
Wire EDM

Wire EDM

Using wire EDM, Utex has reduced the time required to machine molds. To create an aluminum mold, normally blocks of aluminum must be machined by an end mill in a time consuming process that removes material in small increments. Wire EDM can cut through thick sections of metal quickly, allowing the end mill to finish the fine work after. This has resulted in faster prototyping times and saved material costs.

We Created

Products
Bend Restrictor

Bend Restrictor

Products can be molded with large dimensions. Molds can require almost eight gallons of material to furnish a complete part.

Bonded Pistons

Bonded Pistons

Utex utilizes modular mold construction to create multiple part sizes that satisfy customer requirements and accurately create critical surface features.

We Accomplished

Case Study

Red Liner Responsiveness A red liner mold was created from approximate dimensions at the design stage. The client field tested parts to find the correct geometry. Through three iterations, the mold was able to be adjusted quickly until the correct geometry was acquired. Each cycle was guided by field analysis, resulting in a successful part that has been in service since 2011.

We specialize in Custom Sealing Solutions

By utilizing Utex’s extensive capabilities, we can provide a complete solution to your challenge