We Focus on Total Project Management

Crystal Die & Mold partners with our customers during all phases of mold design, sampling and piece part production which enables us to understand, manage and support our customers' total plastic injection needs.

The products we mold and decorate can be found in electronic components, modern communication equipment, household products, fiber optics and a variety of other applications.

Crystal Die & Mold continues to welcome and approach the manufacturing challenges of the millennium by dedicating ourselves to our customers, our people, technology, total quality and continuous improvement.

Early Supplier Involvement
  • Participate in supplier part design
  • Meet with customers during part design phase
  • Make process and material recommendations
Project Management
  • Coordinate all activities associated with your program.
  • Drive your program from development to production.
  • Procure all peripheral materials including packaging, inserts and decorative materials.
Part Design Review

Mold Design

We pride ourselves on our ability to solve your design-to-production challenges and delivering a quality mold engineered to your exact specifications.

  • Design from Prints or Database. Work in solids, surfaces, and wireframe.
  • Seamless transition from Database to CNC
  • Utilize Pro/E 2000i software
  • Leadtime 1 - 2 weeks
  • Periodic Design Reviews with Manufacturing Personnel
Designing a Mold

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Mold Fabrication

Crystal Die & Mold combines traditional moldmaking craftsmanship with modern technology to build the highest quality precision custom molds for you.

  • Builds from Prints or Database via ProEngineer/Mastercam
  • Seamless Transition from Database to CNC
  • Electric Discharge Machining (EDM)
    • 2 CNC, 2 Conventional, 1 Wire
  • Machining Center
    • 3 CNC for Variety of Sizes and Configurations
  • Tool Maintenance done In-House for Life of Tool
  • Leadtime 2 - 8 weeks, depending upon complexity.
CNC Milling

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Injection Molding

Our customer's needs come first when it comes to scheduling. That's why we've invested in 34 presses with tonnage ranging from 22 to 400 ton capacity. Over 75% are closed loop which ensures greater molding accuracy and repeatability. Automation is steadily increasing at Crystal Die & Mold with robots in place and an extensive conveyor utilization.

Our Micro-Processor Controlled Dryers are supported by Meltflow Analysis and Moisture Analyzer.

  • 34 Injection Molding Machines including
    • Thinwall Molding Machines
    • Rotary Table Molding Capabilities
    • All Electric Molding
    • Conventional Hydraulic and Mechanical Machines
  • Extensive Insert Molding - both inserts and overmold
  • Thinwall Molding of Engineered Resins
  • Class 100,000 Clean Molding Environment
  • Blending of Color & Additives
  • Temperature and Humidity Controlled Environment
  • Controlled Cooling Systems on Molds and Machines
Thinwall Molding

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Value Added Operations

We go that extra step for our customers by performing most secondary operations, decorating and assembly right on site! Automation is steadily increasing and Crystal Die & Mold currently offers:

  • Component Bonding
    • Ultrasonic Welding - both Insert and Plastic
    • Heat Staking
    • Solvent Bonding
  • Decorating
    • Pad Printing
    • Hot Stamping
    • Heat Transfer
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Class 10,000 Clean Room Assembly
  • Custom labeling
  • Bar-coding
  • Custom Packaging
  • Local deliveries
Print Room Operations

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Quality Assurance

As an ISO registered company, we perform the required internal quality audits with our formally trained internal auditors and supplement the audits with our own employee-created validation process.

Our comprehensive Quality program includes:

  • Capability Studies
  • Colorimeter Analysis
  • Compression/Tension Testing
  • Coordinate Measuring
  • Defect Tracking
  • First Article Inspections
  • FMEA's
  • Fully Staffed Quality Control Department
  • Meltflow Index Analysis
  • Process Control Plans
  • Process Flow Diagrams
  • Statistical Process Control on Control Dimensions
Moisture Analyzer

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Crystal Die & Mold, Inc.
5521 Meadowbrook Ct., Rolling Meadows, Illinois  60008  USA
Phone: 847-658-6535 • Fax: 847-658-6735
E-mail: webmaster@cdmsolutions.com

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