The Society of Plastics Industry
The American Mold Builders Association
The Society of Plastics Engineers, Moldmaking
& Mold Design Division
The Society of
The Tooling & Manufacturing Assoc.
The North American Die Casting Association
The Society of Plastics Engineers, Blow
December 2 - 5
February 9-11, 2010
Anaheim, CA, USA
March 7-10, 2010
Tampa, FL, USA
San Antonio, TX, USA
May 11 -13,
Cincinnati, OH, USA
SPE Antec 2010
May 16 - 20, 2010
October 27 - November 3
In The Hopper
Date Stamp Changeovers
For molders with numerous molds from multiple
sources, year-end changeovers can become a hassle. Turn to Progressive
to simplify the process.
Compatible with plugs from all major component
suppliers, Progressive Date Plugs are in stock throughout all U.S.
locations – at competitive prices.
Click on the above to view an animation describing exclusive advantages
take the stress out of identifying a plug, check Progressive’s exclusive
template to help determine the proper configuration – and our
order form to complete the process. Feel free to call or contact
the Tech Team at
email@example.com for any further assistance that may be needed.
For new tools ahead, no one offers more options
than Progressive. Check our 3D animation
HERE to view
the widest selection available.
Progressive Adds New Sizes of FlexiCores®
Progressive has added two new sizes of FlexiCores
to its exclusive line of undercut release solutions.
The FlexiCore offers an economical and space
efficient method for releasing molded undercuts. It springs away from
molded detail as the ejector plates move forward. A Bronze Guide
prevents twisting and provides wear-resistant support, while the
included Heel Plate secures the unit without rigidly affixing it to the
“FlexiCores are a proven approach that is perfect
for reducing mold cost and delivery times,” says Mark Malloy, Sales and
Marketing Manager at Progressive Components. “After wire EDM-ing core
inserts, the FlexiCore can easily be fit from the parting line, while
the entire core half of the mold is assembled.”
New sizes include 12x14mm and 12x16mm, and they
are available with all styles of FlexiCore Assemblies from Progressive.
For more information about this Progressive
product and others, access our
or call 800-269-6653.
It's Been Said
continues to receive positive feedback from customers about its products
and services, and date stamps and plugs are no exception. Jeff
Lallensack at Bemis Manufacturing recently told us why he relies on
Progressive, especially for year-end changeovers.
“We purchase our date stamps and plugs
Progressive for two very simple but important reasons – cost and
delivery,” says Jeff. “We order them and we get them literally in
a couple of days. Progressive’s pricing makes for notable savings
and we appreciate their willingness to work with us and get us what we
need when we need it.”
When asked if Progressive’s selection of daters
and plugs meets his requirements, Jeff answered, “Yes. Progressive has
such a wide selection, including plugs that retrofit with other brands.
The quality, reliability and lead times are all factors we can count on
Access Progressive’s convenient online order form
by clicking HERE,
and if additional help is needed identifying a replacement plug, a
template is available or contact the Tech Team at
Each year, Progressive sends out an
Engineering Survey to ensure that we are providing the products that
customers want. This year’s survey yielded excellent feedback and we
wish to thank everyone who participated.
than 600 companies responded including a variety of mold shops,
molders, design houses and mold buyers, and of those, over 99% ranked
Progressive’s new product development and communications as good or very
good. In addition, over 98% said they were happy with Progressive’s
service and support.
Many also provided insightful and
“I've used the
animations to help my customers understand the actions within the
mold,” said one respondent. “Progressive's tech support is very good;
the customer service team seems to understand what the component is used
for and is very good at helping to find solutions.”
Another respondent said, “We always
get great service and high quality products from Progressive.” Yet
another customer offered this: “Expandable
Cavities made my mold design so easy!”
To thank everyone who responded to
Survey, Progressive entered them into a drawing to win a $250 gift card.
Congratulations go out to winner Brian Johnson of
Company in Wichita KS.
Boss’ Day Winner
As is customary every year, Progressive
sent Boss’s Day greetings to customers near and far in October, thanking
them for their business and continued trust. Along with this note of
appreciation, a raffle is held and this year’s recipient of a $250 gift
card is Dave Zickefoose of
in Green, OH.
He is pictured below, at left, with
Progressive’s Glenn Marx and, at right, Brad Borne, President and CEO of
Ideas, Inc. Congratulations!
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