Design and Engineering
The L.W. Reinhold Plastics Engineering Department
utilizes expertise and well-rounded experience to provide our
customers with various services such Custom Design, Product
Development, Prototyping, Process Performance Modifications and
Our engineering Department also closes monitors all
phases of production in addition to supervising our Quality Control
1. Design Services:
Years of experience coupled with the latest CAD/CAM
technology allows our engineering department to make sound decisions
and suggestions while aiding our customers in their design process
or completing the design for them, whichever they prefer.
We specialize in all types of mechanical,
electro-mechanical, and structural engineering and design. Our
software and expertise allows us to continue our customer's design
phase from as much as a physical prototype, existing product or 3D
CAD model or as little as a rough sketch or vague idea.
2. Product Development:
One of the hardest steps to take in manufacturing
is transitioning a design into a product. Our engineering department
is here to make that transition as smooth as possible. We're here to
help make those difficult decisions when deciding on materials,
manufacturing methods, and tooling choices, etc.
We also offer insight when choosing packaging
systems and offer referrals to the appropriate marketing firms. L.W.
Reinhold Plastics has the capability to manufacture and manage your
product from concept to completion.
L.W. Reinhold Plastics offers several prototyping
services to suit our customer's needs.
We offer internal CNC and conventional machining of
physical prototypes and prototype tooling for short to medium
molding runs via injection molding, compression molding, and vacuum
With our use of soft tooling, Master Unit Dies and
our own proprietary rapid tooling systems, we are often able to
produce a small quantity production run of functional parts for less
than you would expect to pay for an SLA or 3D printed prototype.
4. Process Performance:
One key service that our Engineering Department
provides is something we call Process Performance Optimization.
This is a process where we examine our customers
existing tooling and determine what modifications can be made to the
tooling and/or the part design to make the manufacturing a
customer's product more feasible or economically sound.
Simple things such as the addition of a hot runner
system or cooling line can dramatically reduce cycle times
translating into long term cost savings for the customer.