Over the years Crane Plastics has worked very hard to create a solid in house tooling department. Not only have we achieved that goal, it has become the backbone for supporting the tooling needs required to meet and exceed our customers' profile extrusion requirements. Our tooling department has an average tenure of 21 years. We combine this invaluable experience with cutting edge CAD/CAM software, simulation software, EDM and CNC equipment. 60+ years of business has taught Crane Plastics that when we combine the right people with new technology, there is no challenge we can't rise to.
Thanks to continual development of innovative tooling technologies, Crane Plastics has been able to participate in a variety of emerging markets. We were one of the first companies to produce the first vinyl siding dies in the industry. Highly complex metal reinforced vinyl sheet piling, wood composite decking and railing, and cellular decking are a few of the many custom profile extrusions that were R&D projects for our tooling department that would, in years to come, develop into their own markets.
The tooling department at Crane Plastics is not only well equipped, but it is state of the art. Its three CNC stations include a 2011 Mazak Vertical Machining Center. Supplementing these are five wire EDMS. All new tools are designed on state 3-dimensonal design program, and put through their paces with advanced Flow Simulation Software.
Each tooling package is designed and built internally, custom engineered to meet our customer's unique part requirements. Our in-house design and development specialists work hand in hand with our tooling department, from designing initial concepts to producing samples. Our customers have seen the value we provide with our tooling department, who with their constant drive to introduce the latest technologies, are often the team that is inventing the future of plastic extrusion.