Compression Tooling

Compression Tooling has become a large part of our operation here at Castek.  The majority of our business is tied to the Automotive flooring and trim industry, and therefore require compression tooling to form or shape parts.

These tools can include various types of molding processes such as: carpet, foam, acoustic, RIM, and injection tooling.  These metal match molds are typically overcast with machine stock, and machined to the desired mold surface. Our techniques in the foundry have improved tremendously, and allow for us to produce near flawless casting surfaces.

Most of our tooling requires the ability to control forming temperature to ensure a consistent and accurate part.  We are able to implement stainless steel tubing into our molds close to the surface to ensure better temperature control of the mold than you would see with a billet tool, or an epoxy/fiberglass mold.  The cost savings compared to the larger billet molds is substantial, and allow for better temperature control.

We have the capabilities to assist with part design guidance through complete production tooling with any secondary fixtures that may be required.  Our design/engineer team has a vast amount of experience, and our equipment allows for complete turn key programs that would include everything from tooling, trim fixtures, assembly fixtures, check fixtures, and even prototyping of the tooling to ensure an effective production result.

Our machining capabilities allow for us to machine small, medium and large tools with precise accuracy.  The numerous machines we have ensure that no program or project is too small or too large. We also offer CMM if required along with a certified report to accompany your tooling.

Compression tooling can require enormous size and pressure.  Our foundry capacity allows for us to produce tooling that can exceed any limit you would require.  Our specialty is the larger floor tooling, and DCPD tooling.

Clam shell tooling or Cavity/Core tooling are also methods that would require our metal match molds.  From automotive foam seating to large agriculture hoods and covers, we can do it all. The ability to accurately assemble and spot tooling ensure you will produce the desired part every time.