Curious about our urethane casting process? ESCO Plastics has been in the polyurethane manufacturing business for more than 50 years. Over the years, we have changed and adapted our process to better serve our customers with the highest-quality molded urethane products available.
New Part? Here’s how to start:
STAGE #1 (The Concept)
The first step in our custom casting process begins with your idea, or concept, of a part. This idea may be as simple as a verbal description of a new part, or it may be as detailed as an existing part with previously established specifications. We will meet with you and discuss these requirements and your expectations of the part to be produced. A quotation for tooling and part pricing will be given after this discussion.
STAGE #2 (Design and Tooling)
Once the quotation has been accepted, tooling will be designed by our team of experts. Tooling will be machined from aluminum, steel, or other alloy depending on the requirements of the mold. The new mold will be checked by our team before a sample part is poured to confirm its match to design specifications. During this time, we will also create finished part drawings and other inspection routines, so that initial parts can be inspected during the rest of the process.
STAGE #3 (Sample Part)
The custom casting mold will then move into one of our urethane workstations and a sample part will be poured. Our technicians will use previously established formulations that will yield a part that will conform to your design requirements.
STAGE #4 (Inspection and Approval)
These first parts will be compared to standards established during the initial stages of the process. Once we confirm these standards have been met, the part will be sent to you for your approval. Production begins only after you confirm the initial part meets your requirements.
STAGE #5 (Production)
Based on your feedback and the results of the inspection process, we initiate full-scale production and finishing of a high-quality urethane part that completely fulfills your requirements.