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Federated Insurance
BORIDE Abrasives
INCOE
Ultra Polishing
Alliance Laser Sales

AMBA Partners and Premier Partners

AMBA is honored to have corporate Partners that support the organization through products and services specific to the mold building industry in various ways. These Partners share in AMBA member concerns and understand the challenges of the mold building industry.

AMBA's Premier Partners provide additional value to AMBA members with special offerings made available only to AMBA members. AMBA Premier Partners (denoted by the inclusion of their logo) and Partners are listed below. We encourage every member to take advantage of these resources.

To learn more or to apply for Partnership click HERE or contact the AMBA Office.

Premier Partners

Cimatron is part of 3D Systems, a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced, on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. CimatronE and GibbsCAM are two major CAD/CAM software for manufacturing product lines. They cater to all manufacturing sectors, offering specialized solutions for mold and diemakers, as well as solutions for 2.5-5-axis production milling, turning and MTM.
Benesch provides practical, comprehensive advice to businesses in the moldmaking industry throughout the country.
Since 1921, Braillon Magnetics has manufactured and designed magnetic systems to help the mold manufacturing industry.
Braillon Magnetics specializes in magnetic workholding chucks for milling, grinding, turning and EDM. Braillon Magnetics is also a proud manufacturer of lifting magnets, demagnetizers and quick mold change systems for plastic and rubber injection. The Company recently opened a new location in the greater Chicago area.
CGS North America Inc. sells and supports CAM-TOOL and CG CAM- TOOL for SolidWorks, in North America. Its software design focus is on high-speed machining and hard milling and is unsurpassed in the quality of the NC Output. Conceptually, it is focused on machining molds and dies, although it is not limited to those applications. CGS North America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of C&G Systems Inc. of Japan.
Creative Technology Corp. provides complete marketing and multi-media services for die/mold manufacturers. Forty years of technical experience in this specialized marketplace helps Creative Technology quickly focus on customer specialties and differentiators.
Federated is proud to partner with AMBA as the association’s exclusive endorsed insurance provider. Since 1904, Federated has protected businesses through valuable insurance and risk management services. Policyholders have access to a wealth of risk management resources focused on employee training, estate planning, business continuation, workplace safety, human resources, and many other loss prevention topics. Rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company® and recommended by hundreds of national and state associations, Federated Insurance believes its value is measured by your success.
First American Payment Systems provides discounts and opportunities to elimate fees and streamline credit card processing for AMBA members.
Grainger is the leading business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies.
HASCO enables the easiest way to build molds – with agility, innovation, simplicity and performance. All of its products and services are developed as a complete system designed to meet customer needs. In other words: HASCO enables with system. HASCO, founded 1924 in Lüdenscheid, Germany, is today the international leading global supplier of modular standardized mold bases, system components and accessories. Its product range of more than 100,000 quality products provides customers with customized and cost- efficient solutions for tooling, moldmaking and molding.
Hirschmann Engineering USA manufactures and supplies work holding fixtures, EDM tooling, submersible rotary axis for EDM, IonoPlus dielectric fluid and more for the mold manufacturing and tooling industries.
INCOE designs and manufactures hot runner systems driven by performance for the processing of all injection moldable plastic materials. A leader and pioneer in the plastics industry, INCOE’s original patented design was the first commercial hot runner nozzle available.

The development and use of hot runner systems led to the global advancement of the injection molding process. By design, the hot runner system has been “eco-friendly ” since inception with reduced material usage and waste by-products. INCOE is a global company that is 100% USA family-owned and operated, with a commitment to supporting the plastics industry, innovating new products and providing best-in-class service.

Supported by an experienced team of professionals in over 45 countries, our commitment is to quality, partnership and most importantly, bringing the application-specific expertise that benefits you, our customer.
LaserStar Technologies is the premiere supplier of laser systems to the mold industry and a US manufacturer of laser systems for laser welding, laser marking and laser cutting.
Mueller Prost, a CPA and business advisory firm, has been helping mold builders for over 30 years. The company’s expertise has helped its clients develop dynamic companies that expect and anticipate changes in the marketplace. Mueller Prost strives to provide business solutions and opportunities to its clients so that they may reach a level of excellence.

Mueller Prost specializes in the identification and substantiation of tax incentives for mold builders. These incentives include the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit, Export Incentives, the Manufacturer’s Deduction, Hiring Incentives, Tax Credits for Forklift Fuel and more.

Mueller Prost also will work with any CPA. By working together, clients can benefit from the firm’s specialized knowledge, coupled with the customer’s CPA’s knowledge of the organization.
National Tool & Manufacturing (“NTM”), established in 1933, serves customers across North America with a large stock of mold steels, offering fast turnaround on full and cut-to-size plates. To help drive productivity needs, the company also provides a full array of in-house finishing options from squaring, grinding, and gun drilling to completely finished custom mold bases.
Ohio Carbon Blank is a leading supplier of graphite electrodes and accessories for the EDM, welding, continuous casting and glass industries. The compnay is dedicated to continuous process improvement and the highest quality standards with ISO 9001:2008 certification. Ohio Carbon Blank's specialized manufacturing techniques and material testing capabilities form a system that guarantees consistent material quality and precision tolerance graphite products. The Graphimator ordering system ensures value, competitiveness and high quality in every order.
PartnerShip offers shipping discounts to AMBA members.
SelfLube is the leading US manufacturer of precision components for molds, dies and special machines. SelfLube sells direct to mold build shops across North America so its customers save money and is well known for its quality, customer service and 99% on-time delivery.
SiteHawk provides a cost-reduction program for Global Harmonized Standards (replaces MSDS) for AMBA members.
Sturdell Industries provides custom mold base plates to companies who finish mold bases in-house. Sturdell also provides plates with rough-pocketing, gundrilled waterlines and value-added services.
Synventive Molding Solutions is one of the world's largest providers of hot runner systems, machine nozzles, hot sprue bushings and hot runner temperature controllers for the injection molding industry.
Tebis offers CAD/CAM solutions for the automotive, consumer and aerospace industries. Knowledge based planning and manufacturing shortens production time and increases quality, efficiency and reliability while guaranteeing quick ROI.
Since 1987, Ultra Polishing specializes in polishing for molds and dies. The company's experience and craftsmanship is its commitment to its customers. ISO 9001:2008 certification assures consistent, dependable quality.
Vincent Tool is located in Chippewa Falls, WI, and has earned an exceptional reputation as a custom injection mold base manufacturer since 2000. The company's other capabilities include custom machining, surface grinding, end of arm tooling, roughing of inserts, core and cavity preheat treat roughing and all tooling needs related to the injection molding industry. Its ability to react within minutes of a requested design change during the build of any mold sets Vincent Tool apart. The company is known for quality, competitive prices and on-time delivery
Manufacturing software for the mold and die industries: WorkNC automatic shop floor CAM, WorkNC-CAD for molds/dies. MyWorkPLAN quoting/job management and WorkPLAN Enterprise complete shop management program.
YRC Freight is committed to providing AMBA members with special negotiated rates on shipping services. YRC Freight is a leader in 2-5 day LTL shipping with comprehensive service throughout North America. Members typically save between 5-15 percent over what they currently pay with their incumbent carrier or logistics provider. YRC offers a variety of shipping solutions, which include standard, guaranteed, expedited, cross-border, exhibit, truckload, and custom services. Call 800.647.3061 or email associations@yrcfreight.com for full benefits and rates.

Partners

Alliance Laser Sales, in Wauconda, IL, creates long lasting successful relationships with its customers by finding solutions to the most difficult problems. The company sells laser welders, laser engravers and other custom laser manufacturing solutions. In addition, it also specializes in laser welding and engraving services. Alliance’s commitment to its customers is what separates it from its competitors.
Alliance Specialties, in Wauconda, IL, strives to help customers achieve successful project solutions by providing complete mold finishing services. These services include mold polishing, laser welding and engraving, preventative mold maintenance, as well as a new mold manifold and hot runner cleaning system.
Belmont Equipment & Technologies has everything for EDM, from over 6,000 EDM supplies to a wide range of EDM machines.

Belmont supports the aerospace, automotive, medical, power generation and defense industries.
BICO is a complete, single-source steel plate processor, providing timely solutions to an infinite variety of needs in a wide spectrum of industries.
Bohler-Uddeholm offers a wide range of high-quality tooling materials and stainless alloys for plastic injection molding, plastic extrusion, compression molding and blow molding. It also provides cutting, grinding, milling and machining support.
Leading manufacturer of bonded abrasive products, including mold/diemaker polishing stones.
Castec Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high quality, custom made core pins and inserts for the die casting industry. The company provides competitive pricing and lead times by offering in-house heat treatment and surface treatments to its customers.
Crystallume, founded in 1984, is a pioneer in the development and application of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamond technology for the machining of graphite electrodes. Crystallume has one of the largest diamond coating facilities in the US.
Dijet Industrial has been in the cemented carbide business since 1938. The company is especially known for its ultra precision indexable cutting tools that are well known in the sheet metal die and the injection mold industry.
DMS supplies standard and custom mold components, mold bases and industry-related products such as I-mold and Exaflow tunnel gate inserts; Koolflow water manifolds and more. It also supplies products from Boride, REDE VAULT, Cumsa, Diprofil, NSK of America, etc.
Hard chrome, nickel treatments for all industrial needs.
For over 25 years, Dynamic has been servicing the mold industry with the DYNA-BLUE process to increase tool life and reduce sticking, wear and corrosion, adding value to the mold customer and increased market share to the mold builder.
EROWA - a word made up of EROsion, Werkzeugbau and Automation (the German terms for EDM, tool-making and automation) – has been innovating industry since 1970. In 1983, the first universal work holding system for tool and moldmaking was patented and launched. EROWA also presented the first robot for the automatic loading/unloading of workpieces and electrodes. Today, the company offers a complete range of products for the entire chip-cutting industry. EROWA’s research, production and worldwide marketing form a team that follows a clear-cut course into the future.
Supplying forging die steels, plastic mold steels, die casting tool steels and custom open-die forgings. Processing over 100,000 tons of steel each year.
Established in 1914, The Paul H. Gesswein Company, Inc. is an importer and distributor of fine tools, equipment, supplies and findings for jewelry manufacturers, retailers and mold and die polishers around the globe. Gesswein has grown to include 100 passionate employees and now offers over 16,000 high-quality machines, tools and supplies. The company’s 100-year history allows it to provide the best in ordering ease, product selection, customer service and consistent low prices. Visit www.gesswein.com to shop for the latest innovative products, take advantage of exclusive special offers, review upcoming industry events and more.
RP Service Bureau specializing in Direct Metal Laser Sintering for the development of tooling and tooling inserts with conformal cooling/tempering channels.
Harbour Results is a strategic and operational advisory firm that helps companies identify performance gaps, implement innovative operational solutions and develop strategic plans that are executable and sustainable, working extensively with mold builders.
HRSflow focuses on the production of hot runner systems in the plastic injection industry for automotive and multi-cavity applications. The manufacturing plants are in Europe-Italy, Asia- Hangzhou and in United States, at Byron Center.
Industeel's complete product line of mold and tool steels offers significant improvements in machining, processing and thermal conductivity, benefitting competitiveness and profitability.
Providing the most technologically advanced line of pre-hardened mold steels, tool steels, and cold work die steels that reduce time to market, mold construction costs and down-stream maintenance costs.
A global provider of advanced machining technology and application support, where new thinking takes shape for the metal cutting industries. Makino manufactures a full line of high-performance CNC horizontal and vertical machining centers and EDMs.
Merrifield Machinery Solutions provides CNC tools and service you can trust.
Meusburger is a world leader in the manufacture of precision metric mold bases, plates and accessories. Excellent service is provided by a complete product inventory ready to ship worldwide within 24 hours.
Precision micro dimensional welding for the tool and die industry.
Milacron is a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the plastic technology and processing industry. Milacron is the only company with a full-line product portfolio that includes injection and blow molding, extrusion equipment, hot runner systems, mold components and fluid technologies.
Mold texturing, laser engraving, mold coatings, chemical engraving and texture surface repair.
MoldMaking Technology is a trade publication dedicated exclusively to the engineering, building and repairing of molds as well as the management and business challenges and strategies associated with today's mold manufacturing facilities.
PCS Company is a leading full-line supplier of high-quality molding components, standard and special mold bases, hot runner systems, custom-made products and nanotechnology products.
Plastic Engineering & Technical Services offers hot runner systems, valve gate systems, LAE services, temperature controllers and valve-gate sequencers.
Manufacturer of pre-machined tool, die and mold steels.
Supplier of components for the injection, die casting and blow mold tooling industries.
Roehr Tool Corporation is a leading manufacturer of expandable cavities and collapsible cores.
Flexible specialty steel solutions from a single source. Schmolz+Bickenbach's reputation as experts in the field of steel products is based on over 150 years of tradition in the production of specialty steel.
Seco is a leader in metalworking technology and offers solutions in milling, drilling, turning, threading and tool systems including an extensive range of 3D Milling products specifically designed for the mold & die industry.
E2 Shop System - shop management software.
Superior Die Set is a manufacturer of standard and special mold bases including "Be Fast" style in P20 steel, Fortal® aluminum, or Toolox 44 and SuperPlast stainless. Also, Glide-Rite™ components, Slide-Locks™, EXAFlow® tunnel gates, and the Threadformer Unscrewing Device.
#1 North American provider of Visi software. Consulting, training (onsite/offsite), classes, TST custom applications die design and help desk support. The company's complete mission and commitment is to provide the complete solution for the mold industry.
UNISIG offers the USC-M series of deep hole drilling and machining centers for the mold manufacturing industry. These machines are specifically designed to address the accuracy and throughput challenges presented by mold manufacturers. USC-M machines benefit moldmakers by combining several processes into one machine, allowing for the replacement of multiple machines and multiple, extensive setups.
Mold texturing, engraving, polishing, electrode machining, digitizing, CAD-GRAVE engraving system, onsite texturing and repair, specialty services, ISO 9001 certified. Servicing the industry since 1924.