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RIM - PortalTM

Introducing Portal™, a revolutionary, low-cost tooling technology for affordable P-DCPD, your gateway to profits.

Access panels and grilles for MCI’s J4500 coach.

Continuous process improvement and innovation has yielded a process revolution that breaks the stranglehold of high tooling costs. For the first time, low-cost RIM tooling is available for low volume applications using P-DCPD! When production hits the capacity wall, Portal™ is the ideal upgrade from open-molding and RTM-lite, especially when a lightweight, high strength, thickness-controlled part with a Class “A” finish is required.

Typical applications include a wide range of parts for commercial trucks, buses and coaches, agricultural and construction equipment - particularly those subject to impact and requiring an excellent surface with outstanding paintability.

Portal P-DCPD is suited to the following applications:

  • large hoods and engine side covers
  • front and rear fascia panels for transit buses and OTRBs.
  • instrument panels & side consoles
  • access panels and hatches
  • fenders and skirts where impact is an issue
  • intricate grilles
  • headlight and taillight bezels

This low-cost, Class “A” polymer provides designers and engineers with a new set of tools to differentiate their product, control costs, and enhance margin.

Key benefits of the Portal Tooling Process are:

  • Low tooling investment
  • Quick response time – 12 -14 weeks from receipt of approved CAD to Portal mold set; 15 weeks to hybrid mold set (nickel shell cavity with standard counter-mold)
  • Mold life cycle superior to open mold or RTM-lite
    • 200 -1000 cycles, higher with hybrid molds
  • Mold life can be extended indefinitely by generating new tooling surface from the original mold masters
  • Moderate changes to geometry without breaking the bank