Warehouse Advantages

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At Dimatic, we pride ourselves in providing various services to our customers in order to help them be successful.  One such way we have done this is through the use of our warehouse.  By utilizing our 20,000 square foot warehouse, we are able to provide several advantages to our customers that can help them save money, hit deadlines, and quickly respond to the fluctuating needs of everyday business.

By manufacturing products in one lot and storing them in our warehouse, we are able to save customers money during production by reducing set-up cost, and providing parts as they are needed.  In addition, customers can rest easy knowing their products will be safely stored in our warehouse, which is equipped with a security system and loaded sprinklers. 

We offer blanket orders, kan-ban, and forecast commitments, all to fit the needs of those we work with.  We are able to provide special drop-shipments from our warehouse as well as professional packaging. 

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If you have any questions about how warehousing your parts can be beneficial to your company or would like to see our facility, please contact us.  We would love to hear from you!

Use our warehouse and you can say goodbye to lead times on last-minutes jobs and say hello to cost savings and just-in-time delivery.  Whether you have 10 parts, or 1,000,000, our warehouse helps provide you with a solution to save money, hit deadlines, and respond to the demands of modern business.

Multi-Process Jobs

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At Dimatic, we work on a vast array of project, many of which utilize more than one of our manufacturing capabilities.  Once such project was a timing belt pulley we recently built for a client.  This small, high precision part required work within our molding, tooling, and assembly departments. 

After designing and building the mold in-house, the first process in creating this part is a process called over-molding.  In this injection molding process, a single part is created from two or more materials.  The first material, in this case the aluminum hub, is partially covered during the injection molding process with the injected plastic.  For this pulley, an aluminum hub is placed into the mold before a cycle is ran.  After the cycle, in which a glass-filled polycarbonate fills the remaining cavity within the mold, a single part falls out which is the combination of the plastic and aluminum.

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Following molding, the part is taken into our assembly area where it is drilled and tapped in order to add set-screws to the part.

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Finally, the part goes through a process called “Sonic Welding”.  This is a process, commonly used for welding together plastics, which uses high-frequency mechanical motion to generate heat to join together two thermoplastics.   This process forms a molecular bond between parts.  In regards to the pulley, sonic welding is done to weld the flange onto the body of the pulley and finish the part.

By having the capabilities to complete all of these steps in-house, we were able to save our client money and time while providing them with high quality parts to fit their needs. Dimatic’s versatility and diverse abilities met the challenge of this project and provided a high-quality part to its client.

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Bracket In-Die Tapping

Dimatic was presented with a challenge by a Fortune 500 company to produce large monthly quantities of a .040” thick galvanized steel bracket that also requires two threaded holes.  The part design appears to suggest a stamping/forming operation, followed by tapping operations for the #6-32 threaded holes.  The print is shown here:

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Dimatic designed and built a progressive die to pierce the five holes, cut the outside contour and additionally tap the two holes.  All of this is done in a single stroke of the punch press, and includes two in-die tapping heads to complete the threaded holes. 

This efficient use of design, tooling and labor saves costs, improves production efficiency and provides consistent quality through the entire process.  Dimatic’s design, tooling and production team has scored again! 

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Molded Plastic Spiral

Dimatic was requested to help design and produce plastic parts of a very unique shape by a customer.  The part involves a spiral design with holes through the part which is used in a mixing operation.  It was to be molded from a food grade plastic in several colors.  After considering the customer’s requirements and product application, a final part was designed using Dimatic’s Pro-Engineer* solid modeling software to maximize the efficiency of the part’s mixing capability as well as to produce a part that is consistently injection moldable.    The part desgin is shown here:

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Dimatic combined the use of 3-D printed samples, along with viewing 3-D models to work with the customer to design the finished part.  Dimatic then designed and built a two cavity mold for the job.  The HDPE part’s intricate shape requires mechanical cams to core out the center section and complete match-offs on the contoured walls.   Using the 3-d design database and extensive use of CNC (Computer numerically controlled) Milling, EDM (Electrical discharge machining) and Wire EDM technologies, Dimatic’s designers and toolmakers made the product happen.  The mold was built with top quality materials and standards and some of the electrodes and components are shown here:

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Our molding production department produces the parts in many colors and completes the product through a packaging operation which includes a shrink wrapped clear tube.  See sample parts below:

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Through excellent communication with the customer on the part’s requirements and the expert use of high-tech design tools, Dimatic met the challenge of this project and brought quality through the entire process including end user packaging.  Dimatic’s design, tooling and production team has scored again!