Metal Moulding Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of metal moulding manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top metal moulding manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any metal moulding company can design, engineer, and manufacture metal mouldings to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach metal moulding companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of roll forming, metal rings, and steel channels.

  • Ixonia, WI

    ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer specializing in custom roll forming. Unique profiles are run in gauges from 0.005" to 0.165" and widths up to 48" on 35 lines. Adding in-line operations may enhance your product. Design assistance is available to seek an economically creative solution. Economical production lots often begin around 5,000 lineal feet. For more information on us or our products, give us a call today!

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  • Berkeley, IL

    Johnson Bros. is a leading manufacturer when it comes to roll forming metals, pre-finished and plain. Such as profiles, U-Channels, C-Channels, J-Channels, Hat Channels, Box Channels, Zee Channels, Strut Channels, moldings, angles, rings (bent inline), frames, lock seam & open seam tubing. For runs large or small, our fully capable process goes from concept to completion.

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  • Elkhart, IN

    With over 50 years of experience, United Roll Forming specializes in roll forming for a variety of industries. Our products are the result of state-of-the-art machines that provide both quality and efficiency. We are extremely proud of our ability to take any type of metal and transform it when other suppliers gave up. No matter the size or shape, turn to us for your fabrication needs.

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  • Louisville, KY

    Producing five different standard products, as well as complicated roll forming sections and secondary operations such as notching, punching and fabricating, is Roller Die & Forming Company, Inc. They provide in-house tool room for quality metal moldings and the employees have been trained in every aspect of the roll forming process, representing over 200 years of experience.

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  • Racine, WI

    Premier Products of Racine is a full-service company established in 1999 that provides custom roll formed products for applications such as outdoor appliances, tanker trucks, and office furniture. Our 40,000-square-foot facility enables us to perform a variety of additional processes such as custom packaging, welding, and riveting. For more information on what we can do for you, call or visit our website!

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Metal Moulding Industry Information

Metal Moulding

Moulding, in its simplest terms, is creating an object out of a malleable material. The moulding technique is not a modern invention. While looking at the history of the moulding process, we can see that the Greeks were the first civilization to use architectural wood mouldings to accentuate their buildings solely for aesthetic reasons. The use of metal in the moulding process has been one of the big leaps of modern development as this process has led to the creation of unique and critical products. Since this process is relatively easy and waste-free, metal moulding has been employed to create items ranging from decorative ornamentation to a variety of critical items that society relies on every day such as various medical equipment and automotive components.

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What is Metal Moulding?

Metal moulding is a variation of conventional plastic injection moulding that makes it possible to fabricate solid metal pieces. The feedstock, or raw material, in this process, is a metal and polymer powder mixture. Because of this, metal moulding is also known as powder injection molding (PIM). The powder is first melted and then injected into a mould using a typical injection moulding process, where it cools and hardens into the shape of the desired object. After additional heating procedures are used to remove any remaining undesired polymer binding, a high-density metal component is created.

Only weights of 100 grams (less than a quarter pound) or less are allowed to be inserted into a mould at a time when the products are being made, though each "shot" may go into more than one cavity. As a result, the cost of producing each small item is reduced because large quantities of small objects can be produced at once.

Types of Metal Moulding

There are three categories of metal moulding based on the type of mould being employed for the process:

Permanent Mould:

Permanent metal moulding, also known as non-expendable mould casting, makes use of permanent moulds that are utilized throughout the course of production. Permanent mould casting can only make simple castings because the mould needs to be opened in order to remove the castings, even though it generates repeatable parts because the same mould is reused.

Expendable Mould:

When using an expendable mould, the foundry breaks the mould to release the casting, producing the finished item in its place. These moulds are frequently made from materials like sand, clay, and plaster. Binders, referred to as bonding agents, are frequently used to enhance the properties of disposable moulds. Casting with disposable moulds is used to create intricate, complicated shapes.

Expendable Mold Casting

Composite Mould:

As the name implies, these castings use both disposable and recyclable moulds. These moulds frequently consist of substances like sand, wood, metal, and graphite.

Important Considerations in the Metal Moulding Process

Even though the metal moulding process is similar to the plastic moulding process, there are still some important factors to consider, including:

Wall Thickness:

Wall thickness should be kept to a minimum and consistent throughout the product, just like with plastic injection moulding. It is important to remember that in the MIM process, reducing wall thickness not only cuts down on material volume and cycle time, but also cuts down on the time needed for debinding, where any remaining material used to bind the metal powder together is removed, and sintering, where the metal mixture is heated to form a solid material.

Support in Sintering:

Metal moulding components must be adequately supported during sintering to prevent distortion from the resulting shrinkage process. Standard flat support trays can be used if parts are designed with flat surfaces that are all on the same plane. If not, more costly specialized support might be needed.