Engineering

We start with your idea. Then we create 3-D CAD designs that ensure the end product works as specified. After you proof the 3-D drawings, our professionals and computerized machines will then develop detailed molds to match the design specs.

Our engineers are skilled at finishing the project on time and within budget.

File Formats

What software do we use?

To aid in increasing mold engineering and manufacturing efficiency, productivity, and versatility, ESTERLE has a complete 3D CAD/CAM system online featuring Solidworks. This progressive technology gives ESTERLE the capability and capacity to meet all your high-quality plastic mold engineering needs at a low cost with prompt delivery.

Formats We Accept

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3D Cad Cam

ESTERLE Mold & Machine Company employs the latest 3D CAD CAM technology available, including SolidWorks 2016. SolidWorks offers specific advantages in engineering, design, drafting, modeling, and machining functionality. By using this globally successful CAM solution, ESTERLE offers completely integrated design and machining capabilities, ensuring that even the most complex parts with intricate components are efficiently engineered and quickly and accurately produced.

Interference Checks with SolidWorks

SolidWorks is the backbone of 3D CAD CAM technology, having been a major player in the software industry since 1993. Over two million engineers and designers use SolidWorks, making it the industry standard tool in 3D modeling and visualization. The ability to quickly and easily render 3D models of any engineered component and animate them is what sets SolidWorks apart from its competition. SolidWorks also allows the engineers and designers at ESTERLE to perform interference checks to ensure that designs can be assembled before a single part goes into production.

One Cam Software for Everything

With hyperMILL® for SolidWorks, both simple and complex geometries can be programmed efficiently. Work pieces can be completely machined in a single setup thanks to the broad range of machining strategies. The advantages: continuous and more efficient processes, reduced processing times and higher reliability.

In addition, hyperMILL® offers several options for automated programming, reducing machine cycle times and optimizing processes. Examples of this include sophisticated feature and macro technology, automated functions such as mirroring and transforming, functions that minimize auxiliary processing times such as job linking or production mode, and fully automated collision checking and avoidance.

Benefits

Easy, time-saving programming with automated functions such as transformation and mirroring
Intelligent functions such as job linking or production mode reduce auxiliary processing times
Automatic indexing for 5axis machining that saves time and is easier on the machine
Multiple 5axis strategies for cavity and surface machining
Fully automated collision checking and avoidance for the highest process reliability
Functions for HSC machining and high-performance roughing
2D, 3D, HSC, 5-axis and mill turn strategies combined in a single interface
The world’s leading 5axis technology
Special applications seamlessly integrated in hyperMILL®
A unified postprocessor for turning and milling

Plastic Mold Engineering

We can design and create molds for all kinds of plastic and fiberglass applications. No run is too large or too small. Our thirteen Millicron injection molding machines are ready for your application. For food industry needs, we have FDA approved molded parts. For larger items, CNC and manual horizontal boring mills and vertical machining centers are just the ticket.

Request a Quote

Please contact us about our machining, molding, or plastic tray products and our friendly sales team will be glad to provide you with a no-obligation FREE quote.