plastic injection & compression molds Skillful Mold Fabrication With A Wide Diversity of Capabilities

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Facilities & Equipment

Dedication To Keeping Pace With Advancing Technologies

Chicago Mold Engineering's over 100,000 square foot multi location facilities house engineering design areas, a state-of-the-art production plant, injection molding production plant, office space and conference areas. At Chicago Mold Engineering we pride ourselves on the consistent quality of our products, our commitment to customer service, our fast completion times, and our dedication to keeping pace with advancing technologies in design and manufacturing. Our capabilities range from large, single cavity molds, to small and complex multi-cavity molds. We have successfully served leading manufacturers in the automotive, agricultural, recreational / sporting goods, housewares, appliances, and consumer electronics industries. If you are looking for superior quality, production efficiency, and customer service - we have it all!


Engineering

Software and Hardware

Unigraphics ® NX with MoldWizard (current version)
PowerShape ® Toolmaker (current version)
SolidWorks 15®
Catia V5 (current version)
Pro/Engineer ® Wildfire 4.0
Windows® 7 64-bit workstations
XES 8850 ® Large Format Plotter & Scanner

Data Transfer Options

Email: engineering@chicagomold.com
FTP Call or Email for details
Other CD / DVD / USB Drive


Manufacturing

Production Software and Hardware

PowerShape ®
PowerMill ® [5-axis, advanced simulation, 3+2 axis, 3-axis]
CopyCAD ®
ArtCAM ®
PS Electrode
Esprit 2015
Lemoine RTM
ATOS Professional Inspect Software
3D cad viewing and drafting workstations
Windows® 7 64-bit workstations

Vertical Milling Machines

(4) Fidia G996 high speed 5-axis trunnion style machining center, 33” x 37” x 25” work capacity, 42 location tool changer

Fidia K199 high speed machining center with a 5-axis continuous bi-rotary milling head, 70” x 40” x 40” work capacity, 42 location tool changer

Fidia K197 high speed machining center with a 5-axis continuous bi-rotary milling head, 65” x 30” x 33” work capacity, 20 location tool changer

(2) Fidia K165 high speed machining centers with a 3-axis +2 milling head, 40” x 24” x 20” work capacity. 20 location tool changer

Fidia HS 644 high speed machining centers with a 3-axis +2 milling head, 40” x 24” x 20” work capacity. 20 location tool changer

Roeders RXU 1200 DSH 5-axis trunnion style high speed milling machine equipped with NC control for high dynamic 3D milling operations, 39.3 x 41.3 x 23.6 work capacity. 55 location tool changer

Roeders RXP 601 DSH 5-axis trunnion style high speed milling machine partnered with 3R System Robot equipped with a 162 position work piece changer and graphite milling vacuum system, 21.3 x 25.0 x 15.7 work capacity. 35 location tool changer

Makino SNC64 high speed milling machine partnered with 3R System Robot equipped with 144 position work piece changer and graphite milling vacuum system. 29.5” x 15.7” x 15.7” work capacity, 15 location tool changer

Toyoda SB-316 Vertical Machining Center 120 1/2 “ x 63” x 31 ½” travel 35hp geared 6000 RPM spindle. 60 Location tool changer

Haas VF5/50 vertical machining center with a 40” x 85” work capacity. 30hp, 20 location tool changer

(2) Haas VF9 vertical machining centers with 40” x 85” work capacities. 30hp, 30 location tool changer

Droop & Rein vertical milling machine with a 60" x 96" x 56" work capacity, equipped with a Fidia high speed control

All machines are equipped with work holding magnets.

Horizontal Milling Machines

FPT-LEM 936 horizontal boring mill with a 3-axis +2 milling head, with a 52" x 118" x 78" work capacity, a Fidia high speed control

(2) Giddings & Lewis 8000H 5" horizontal boring mills with 60" x 96" x 67" work capacities, G & L 8000B control high speed 3D CNC controls.

Gundrilling Equipment

Horizontal gundrill, 144" x 72" x 48" with 84" drilling capacity from one side. Drill sizes range from 1/8” to 2”.

(2) Horizontal gundrill, 108" x 72" x 48" with 72" drilling capacity from one side. Drill sizes range from 1/8” to 2”.

Giddings & Lewis Bickford Radial drill press, 6' and - 17" column.

(2) Eldorado gundrill sharpeners.

Darex SP2500 drill sharpener

Darex TDR82B drill sharpener

Lathes

Mori Seiki NLX2500 24HP, 4000rpm, 14” max turning Dia x 29” length, 12 tool stations with Mapps IV control

LeBlond movable bed type lathe - 42" dia. maximum swing

LeBlond 17" x 54"

Feeler precision lathe

Sinker EDM Equipment

Ingersoll Gantry Eagle 1400 Gantry EDM with a 30 place tool changer. C-Axis head and compound angle burning capabilities. 49.2 x 90.1 x 48 work capacity.

Ingersoll CNC-1200 Gantry EDM with a 30 place tool changer. C-Axis head and compound angle burning capabilities. 49” x 69” x 40.5” work capacity

Ingersoll CNC-1000E Gantry EDM with a 30 place tool changer. C-Axis head and compound angle burning capabilities. 39.4” x 63” x 34.5” work capacity

Makino 85W CNC EDM machine with a 16 place tool changer, 42" x 58" x 28” work capacity

(2) Makino EDNC 65 EDM machines with tool changers, 29” x 43” x 24” work capacities and MGF controls. Sinkers have C-Axis heads and compound angle burning capabilities. Machines are partnered with a System 3R Robot equipped with a 162 position work piece changer.

All machines are equipped with System 3R electrode holders.

Wire EDM Equipment

Mitsubishi MV4800 Wire EDM equipped with linear shaft motor drive for friction free X and Y axes, 53.1” x 43.3” x 20” work capacity.


Inspection Equipment

3D Digitization and 3D Coordinate Measurement

ATOS II© Triple Scan optical 3D digitizing (blue-light scanning) system with 4 different measurement volumes of 1000 x 1000 mm; 560 x 560 mm; 320 x 240 mm; and 170 x 170 mm. Fitted with two 5 megapixel measuring cameras capable of capturing up to 5 million points in each scan.

Coordinate Measuring Machines

Brown & Sharpe validator with upgraded Sharpe 32 controller, 48" X 60" work table using PC-DMIS® software Curves & Surfaces Release 3.2063 and fitted with an MH8 Probe Head and TP20 Probe.

Optical Comparator

Jones & Lamson FC-14.


General Shop Equipment

Milling Machines

(8) Prototrak Moldmaker vertical milling machines with a 17" X 31" work capacity machine with 3 axis CNC controls

Surface Grinders

Mattison surface grinder 30" x 72" x 36"
Okamoto surface grinder 24" x 32"
Cincinnati #2 tool & cutter grinders with ID-OD attachments
(2) Gardner surface grinders 8" x 18"
(4) Mitsui Hi-column surface grinders 8" x 18"
(2) Mitsui Hi-column surface grinder 6" x 12"

Cutter Grinders

(3) Deckel SOE single lip optical cutter grinder
(2) Gorton 375-4 universal cutter grinders

Fitting Presses

Reis Model 180 fitting press 200 ton 60" x 96" work capacity
(2) Reis 42" x 54" fitting press.

Welding Equipment

(2) Miller 350 Heliarc welder
Miller 250 Wire welder
(2) Microwelders

Band Saws

Do-all 26" contour band saw
(2) Marvel #8 high column band saw

Computerized Tool Crib

Utilizing the MSC CAP System with (2) 1000T stations, (1) locker station, and (6) Lista stations.


Molding

Injection Presses

Haitian 1124 Ton Injection Press, 45.67” horizontal and vertical tiebar clearance. 19.69” min / 51.57” max mold height.
Haitian 674 Ton Injection Press with Gravimetric Blender and Sepro S5 robot with Visual 2 controls, 34.65” horizontal and vertical tiebar clearance. 14.96” min / 34.65” max mold height.
Haitian 528 Ton Injection Press, 32.28” horizontal / 31.49” vertical tiebar clearance, 15.59” min / 30.0” max mold height.
Haitian 427 Ton Injection Press with Gravimetric Blender, 28.74” tiebar clearance, 11.02” min / 28.74” max mold height.
Haitian 214 Ton Injection Press, 22.44” horizontal / 20.47” vertical tiebar clearance, 7.87” min / 21.65” max mold height.
Engel 268 Ton Thermoset Injection Press with robot

Auxilary Equipment

Conair Dryer 450lbs capacity
Conair Dryer 250lbs capacity
Conair Central Chiller
(9) Conair Thermolators
(5) Sterling Thermolators
(5) PPE Temp Controllers
Synventive 16 Zone Sequential Valve Gate Controller


Cranes & Capacities

Bridge Cranes

Building 1-1st Bay, (1) 5 ton
Building 1-2nd Bay, (1) 5 ton and (1) 10 ton
Building 1-3rd Bay, (1) 5 ton and (1) 10 ton
Building 1-4th Bay, (1) 10 ton and (1) 20 ton
Building 1-5th Bay, (1) 10 ton and (1) 15 ton
Building 1-6th Bay, (1) 5 ton and (1) 30 ton
Building 2-1st Bay, (1) 5 ton
Building 2-2nd Bay, (1) 20 ton

Transportation

Delivery Fleet

2016 Kenworth T680 with 48’ flatbed trailer, Fasttrack retracting vinyl tarp, 80,000lbs gvwr
2005 Sterling 20’ flat bed, 54,000lbs gvwr
2005 Ford F550 10’ flat bed, 9,500lbs gvwr

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PCDMIS is a registered trademark of Wilcox Associates, Inc.

PowerMILL, PowerSHAPE, PS-Exchange, PS-Electrode, CopyCAD, and ArtCAM are registered trademarks of Delcam PLC, Birmingham, UK.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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Chicago Mold Engineering Company, Inc.   •   615 Stetson Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174   •   630-584-1311