Technical Injection Molding Services
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Off Shore Tool Sourcing

In today's competitive environment, it is not advantageous but sometimes mandated that we seek global alternatives for our tooling sources. It is not always practical as much of our business falls into the category of ”Technical Molding“, and some of the more technical molds have to be made in the US. However, when applicable, we do have selected sources in various countries in both Europe and Asia.

We have developed an extensive control program consisting of explicit tooling requirements and regimented follow-up. The mold design is reviewed extensively by our engineering team and must conform to our strict requirements. When you get the design for review, there is little to do but approve gate and ejector pin locations. We have assured that our suppliers are knowledgeable in the theories of scientific molding and require them to confirm the process window of the mold before shipment. For more critical applications, our process engineer is on hand for the first shots at the mold maker.

With the program checks and balances we have in place, we assure that Global Sourcing is a pleasant and successful experience.

Our Vision

It is the goal of this company to supply quality products and services to our customers in a timely manner and at a reasonable price; and to provide our employees with a safe and pleasant work environment. We are further committed to a company-wide program for continuous quality improvement.

About DPI

Established in 1981, Distinctive Plastics is a Unique Contract Manufacturer specializing in "Technical Injection Molding Services" such as Multi-shot Molding, IMD (In-Mold Decorating), IMA (In-Mold Assembly), Vertical-Insert Molding and Medical Device Molding. We also offer standard Horizontal molding, with capacities from 28-ton / 1-ounce to 500-ton / 68-ounce. DPI is dedicated to utilizing robotics and automation to deliver "Value Added" services and lower "Total Part Cost".

Our full service philosophy assures you that we can assist you from conception through production. We offer full engineering services including consultation, product design assistance, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) assistance, mold flow analysis, and mold design. Our Technical Services department offers In-House tooling capability along with local and off-shore sourcing of precision injection molds.

Our molding department offers competent processing of most all engineering grade and commodity resins, with experience in 2-shot molding, insert-molding, over-molding, hot runners and valve gates. As a value-added molder we include such services as ultrasonic welding, pad printing, hot stamping and assembly.

Our modern 44,000 square foot facility in Vista, California was custom built after years of careful design and study. Being the fourth building to house this company, much experience went into the design and layout. Our Injection Molding and Tooling departments are second to none and the plant layout makes for an ease of material handling and flow of finished goods. All this just makes it easier to assure our customers "On-Time and Quality" products.