Progressive Components

235 Industrial Dr.
Wauconda, IL 60084 US


As Seen In Plastics Technology

Tooling: New Standard Mold Components
Stack-mold actuators and mold monitors stood out from the crowd of new mold components at Fakuma 2017 from Hasco, Meusburger, Haidlmair, and Progressive Components.

Hot Runners & 3D-Printed Molds Headlined at K Show
Automotive was a key focus for hot-runner developments. 3D-printed plastic prototype tools were another highlight.

Tooling at NPE: Valve Gates & Multi-Tips Top the News
There’s no letup in development of sophisticated hot-runner nozzles and controls. Here’s news in these and other tooling products at the show.

TOOLING: New Mold Components At Amerimold Show
New bar locks, wear plates, and slide retainers.

New Products & Services at amerimold in June
New mold components and training services to debut at moldmaking show.

News in Hot Runners & Tooling at K 2013
Molds that break speed records for specific applications; hot runners for medical, packaging, and automotive parts; temperature and valve-gate controllers; and standardized mold components constitute a large grab-bag of news in the tooling category for injection molding at the Dusseldorf show.

K 2013 Preview: Injection Molding
Next month’s mammoth triennial plastics show in Düsseldorf, Germany, challenges injection molding machine builders to demonstrate technological leadership in addressing the needs of the marketplace.

TOOLING AT NPE: Hot Runners & Coinjection Grab Spotlight
Tooling innovations at NPE focused primarily on multi-cavity closure and medical applications, though there was also a substantial emphasis on large automotive and appliance parts.

Tooling at NPE: A Hot-Runner Bonanza in Orlando
Most of the emphasis is on valve gating and on doing more in less space. Other highlights include standardized mold components, some impressive feats of moldmaking creativity, and advances in mold simulation.

New ProtoBridge tooling system from Progressive Components.

TOOLING: New Mold Components at Amerimold Show
A number of new mold components were shown at last month’s Amerimold expo in Rosemont, Ill., sponsored by Gardner Publications, publisher of Plastics Technology and Moldmaking Technology magazines.

TOOLING: Standard Components and In-Mold Monitor at K 2010
K 2010 news in tooling aims at helping injection moldmakers speed product to market.

Expandable Cavities Now Standard
A standard line of expandable cavities is offered for the first time by Progressive Components, Wauconda, Ill.

Enhanced Software for Mold Maintenance
WEB EXCLUSIVE: New versions of two software programs for managing mold maintenance were introduced at the recent NPE show in Chicago by Progressive Components, Wauconda, Ill.

Expandable Mold Cavities at NPE

Expandable Mold Cavities at NPE
Progressive Components, Wauconda, Ill., introduced a new standardized line of expandable mold cavities at the NPE show last month.

Software to Manage Your Molds

Software to Manage Your Molds
WEB EXCLUSIVE A new generation of ProFile mold-management software from Progressive Components, Wauconda, Ill., will debut at NPE.

Needle Bearing Locks And Undercut Releases

Needle Bearing Locks And Undercut Releases
Two new standardized mold components are available from Progressive Components, Wauconda, Ill.

CAD tools for mold design

CAD Evolution For 3D Mold Design
Specially tailored packages of 3D computer-aided design software have been available to injection mold designers for at least a decade.

Top Locks in Metric Sizes
A new line of metric top locks from Progressive Components, Wauconda, Ill., provide positive guidance between the cavity and core and reportedly will not bind up if there is unequal thermal expansion of the mold halves.

Mold Maintenance Software Upgraded
MoldTrax 4.0 is the latest version of a mold performance and maintenance documentation system from mold-maintenance expert Steve Johnson (see Mold Shop, p. 57). His fi rm, MoldTrax, Ashland, Ohio, formed an alliance with Progressive Components International Corp., Wauconda, Ill., which now offers his software along with its own mold-management software.

Here's Help in Cooling Hard-to-Reach Locations
Center runners, gates with small inserts, and other mold areas with limited access for cooling may benefit from the new Inlet Cascade from Progressive Components International Corp., Wauconda, Ill.

Product Categories of Progressive Components

Hot Runner Components
Maintenance Management Systems
Mold Components