MIM is a cost-effective method of
producing highly complex metal parts at a potential savings of up to 50% versus
casting or machining. MIM uses conventional injection-molding machines to inject
resin loaded with metal powder.
After the parts are molded the resin is removed by “de-binding,” then the metal
parts are sintered and finished as needed.
Above: three bushings and pliers—top to bottom
as molded “green” parts,
after sintering, and after finishing
Advantages of MIM:
Very tight tolerances
Reduce/eliminate secondary operations
Shorter production cycles
Excellent surface finish.
Wide range of metals/alloys
Applications: Electronics, Aerospace/Defense,
Medical Equipment, Hand Tools, Motors, Sensors, Bushings.
Pacific Plastics now molds metal!
What do you have for us to quote?
San DiegoApril 2006
If you are reading this, you have discovered (and are deep within) our new
website, inaugurated this month. It is much more informative and, of
course, more current than the one it replaces.
It is also easier for
us to refresh and keep up-to-date. Any comments or suggestions for
additions will be appreciated.
We look forward to hearing from you!
To all our customers and friends-
I would like to begin by thanking
you for the relationship that we have developed and for all the business that
you have given to us. All of us here at Pacific Plastics appreciate it.
Next, we are excited to announce that we began operation at
a new location on March 29th.
We lost only two working days in
the process, and we were fully operational by the end of the first week. By
moving just 100 yards to the north, we increased our space by 50%, to 22,000
square feet and were able to consolidate our production and warehousing
facilities. Increased capacity, lower overhead, and more efficient operation are
key benefits of the move. And the work environment is greatly improved!
I want to reiterate our commitment to you-we will continue to provide injection
molds and molded plastic parts with uncompromising product
quality, on-time deliveryagainst tight
schedules, excellent pricing, innovative
technical support, and outstanding customer service.
We are committed to meeting all of your requirements all of the time.
Here are some of the highlights of all of our capabilities:
- Quality—our ISO certified operation assures
- Delivery—our dedicated staff backed by a
state-of-the-art ERP system insures on-time parts delivery. A highly evolved
tooling process, astute technical competence and a fully integrated operation,
yield quick-turn molds with minimal schedule risk.
- Pricing—a lean, efficient operation, low
overhead, and the ability to customize production/inspection requirements for
each part keep prices low.
- Technical Support—over
160 years combined experience in plastics and product development is available
to address your needs.
- Customer Service—our commitment to your
satisfaction drives us to respond quickly and effectively to all of your needs.
Please come and visit us so we can show-off our new facility. Give me a call
if you want the full dog and pony show, or if you are in the neighborhood,
just stop in.
Thanks again and best regards,
We have two pieces of good news to report coming into
On December 30th, we successfully completed
our final audit for ISO 9001:2000 Certification, which made for a busy
holiday season here at Pacific Plastics. It was our goal to clear the hurdle by
the end of the year, and we made it!
We started the process of upgrading
our Quality System to ISO standards in March. It was a major effort, but we are
already seeing positive benefits in our quality and productivity metrics.
The second item is that we have just installed a 500-ton
press, which significantly increases our production capacity. Two new
molds are scheduled to be on-line by the end of the month. Of course, we have
additional capacity that we are hoping to fill as the year progresses.
Here's to a great 2003 for all of us,
Pacific Plastics/INJECTION MOLDING
Celebrates 25 Years in Business
Mold Making and Production Molding
All Under One Roof !
San Diego, October 28, 2003
Founded on this day in 1980, we recently moved our fully
integrated, ISO-certified operation to a 22,000 square foot structure, expanding
our design, tooling and production capabilities to better serve our customers.
Product Design and Design Support Having designed over 1000 molds, with
160 combined years of product development experience, our in-house design team
has the expertise you can trust. The benefits of a good, molding-friendly design
can be lower tooling costs, increased tool life, reduced schedule risk, and a
better, more reliable product.
With our fully equipped tool room and staff of expert mold makers , we claim to
have the strongest tool room of any molder in San Diego County. Our claim is
backed by more than 1000 molds produced over the last 25 years.
Production Molding Our ISO certified molding operation and integrated MRP
system monitor and control the manufacturing process 24 hours/day. Our approach
allows for custom tailored production and inspection procedures to deliver the
highest quality for the lowest cost, for either simple or complex high-
San Diego, California
Prototype Model & Mold is becoming Pacific
Our new name better describes our present business and is more consistent
with our long-term goals.
What else is changing?
Our logo, our letterhead and the way we answer the phone.
What is remaining the same?
The same people, the same location, the same phone numbers, the same
suppliers and the same ownership.
The same commitment to providing our
customers with the best possible service and value in injection molds and
custom-molded plastic parts.
Please call us if you have any questions.
President, Pacific Plastics/INJECTION