Versatility in What We Do
Molded Dimensions, Inc. molds custom engineered rubber
and cast polyurethane
parts, as well as provides molded product from worldwide manufacturers through our GlocalSource
One of MDI's greatest strengths is versatility. In our world, versatility comes in many shapes and forms including:
- manufacturing location - US, China and India
- raw material - rubber and cast polyurethane
- part or product size - 1 gram to 60 pounds
- annual volumes - low, mid and high volume production capabilities
- variety of manufacturing services - prepping and finishing capabilities
- industry diversification - "medical to mining"
- global reach - domestic and worldwide production and fulfillment
MDI molds both rubber and cast polyurethane products at the Wisconsin-based facility. Our domestic operation includes two plants located in Port Washington, WI. The original manufacturing facility molds rubber goods while the newest building, located on the same property, focuses on cast urethane molding.
In addition to our domestic operation, MDI provides molded rubber goods manufactured in both China and in our Indian joint venture factory. This business unit is named GlocalSource. It allows us to provide product from manufacturers around the globe, supported by MDI's local technical service and support.
Raw Material Type
MDI customers benefit from our ability to process both molded rubber and cast polyurethane. These thermoset elastomers utilize a process known as vulcanization. Vulcanization, or curing, causes chemical cross-linking of shorter polymer chains into longer polymer chains. The long chains created during vulcanization give the material its' elastic property. Elasticity comes from the ability of the long chains to deform under stress and return to their original shape. The vulcanization process is irreversible, much like cooking an egg, since the material cannot be "melted" and cured again. Available rubber polymers range from natural rubber to synthetic polymers like polychloroprene, Nitrile, EPDM, Silicone, fluoroelastomers and Perfluoroelastomers.
Part or Product Size
Precision mechanical components are molded in sizes ranging from 1 gram to over 60 pounds. The smallest of parts can be held on a fingertip, while the largest parts require oversized pallets for shipping. Our domestic presses are sized up to 24" square, and our GlocalSource presses have capabilities up to 60" square. Cast urethane parts can range from very small, precision, compression molded items to anything that fits in our 10' square walk-in ovens.
Annual Volume Sold
MDI has low, mid, and high volume production capabilities. Some of our customers, including military, often only require small production runs, while other customers require weekly releases and a supporting KanBan programs to keep them in supply. These systems and methodologies we learn from larger, more structured companies can be applied to benefit customers across the board.
Beyond molding, our manufacturing services include metal preparation, grinding, machining, die cutting, inventory programs of raw material and/or finished goods, as well as special packaging and kitting.
We pride ourselves on having many customers in many industries. We like to say we work with customers in industries from "medical to mining." MDI's industry diversification
provides all customers with a valued stakeholder position and allows MDI to support every customer with great service and quality. In addition, our business stability and growth is also attributed to our industry diversification.
MDI has a global reach
in both production and fulfillment. Product can be produced in North America or Asia, and components are shipped all over the world. Our ability to offer multiple manufacturing and fulfillment strategies ensures the best possible supply chain. Molded Dimensions, Inc. prides itself on having great versatility. This makes us a strong, stable partner to you. Read more about our Rubber, Polyurethane and GlocalSource capabilities.