DESIGN CONSULTATION, ENGINEERING & PRODUCTION
CAD modelling of components and assemblies
Proofing to design a part doesn’t have to be a complicated process. We can take a simple sketch through to concept and create a 3D drawing of the part. This design can be easily modified as the project evolves. If you have a basic CAD model or design, we can analyze the part, make recommendations and come up with a final design to best suit your project needs.
Efficient Part Fabrication
3D Printing can speed up the prototyping of sample parts and assist with the building of modular parts to bolt onto prototyping moulds. Our 3D printing capabilities can fabricate complex components with a wide variety of materials and precise features.
PROTOTYPE / MOULD PRODUCTION
Your Specifications, Done Right
The next step is to create the moulds, cooling and trim fixture tooling that will allow us to produce your finished parts. IHT offers a wide range of moulds and tooling options from particle board, epoxy, cast and temperature-controlled aluminum tools. Each design will account for the complexity of the part and expected service life based on the needs of your application.
We will use our CAD design and CNC routers to manufacture the best tool required to form your custom parts and ensure each mould and tool is designed correctly to allow each part to be formed correctly and easily removed from the mould. Once the final details of the mould design have been determined we will produce the mould and test the accuracy of the part measurements, thickness and quality of the finished product.
When we are satisfied the part meets your requirements, we will submit the prototype for your approval and make any necessary adjustments you require to meet your project criteria. We can then start full-scale production of your custom part!
We can assist in assembling and integrating the part into a greater design by gluing, welding, drilling, cutting, fastening, perforating or machining any other modification you may need to complete the final assembly of your project.
Large and Small Scale Vacuum Forming
We offer plastics in varying thicknesses, .020”-.5”, a variety of colour options, surface textures and specialty materials to meet your specific parts requirements. Our double-sided VF machine can accommodate large parts up to 48” x 96” with a 40” draw.
IPC’s CNC routers are used to ensure repeated accuracy regardless of how complicated your custom parts trim configurations are.
We can saw cut custom-sized sheets for die cutting and piecing together custom acrylic shields.
We can cut 12’ x 10’ x 0.25” plastic sheets with a tolerance of +/- 0.005”.
Forming Complex Acrylic Parts
ICP wire heated tables can produce parts with simultaneous bends, up to 8 feet in length. Provide us with information on your shielding needs and we can come up with a suitable design.
PLASTIC BONDING AND WELDING
We have years of experience in bonding plastics with a wide variety of applications requiring the use of adhesives. Our team will find a suitable adhesive based on the type of your custom part.
Some parts can benefit from the extra stability of a plastic welded seam or joint to maximize the strength of the bond. If your part has holes or damage on the surface, we can fill your part with a compatible material and colour to ensure the repair has a seamless finish.
MATERIAL RECYCLING- PLASTIC CHIPPING / RE-GRIND
Reducing Our Environmental Footprint
By efficiently designing our parts to minimize waste and recycling our scrap materials, we divert thousands of pounds of waste
material from making its way into landfills. We separate each type of plastic before processing the material; regrinding to optimize the purity of the recycled material shipped back to our sheet extruders.