Technical Injection Molding Services
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Injection Molding

  Our 27 molding machines are housed in a modern dust-controlled environment. They range in size from 25 to 500 ton, with capacities to 62 ounces. Included are standard horizontal molding machines as well as specialized Multi-Shot, Vertical Insert and IMD (In-Mold Decoration) molding machines.

  Our Medical workstations provide injection molding in a Certified Class 7 clean environment for the manufacture of Medical Device Components.

Our 2-shot line-up consists of seven machine ranging from 77 tons to 220 tons, with shot sizes of 1 ounce to 10.5 ounces. We have rotary platens as well as rotary stripper plate options.

Our Vertical machines range from 28 tons to 66 tons. Some machines have multi-station rotary platens for high production work. 

  Due to a constant update policy, many of our machines are less than 5 years old. These machines with their multi-stage injection units and advanced computer controls have very sophisticated molding capabilities. Most machines are equipped with dual hydraulic core pulls, air core pulls, and robotics so there is little these machines cannot do. We have the technical experience and the equipment to run everything from commodity resins like styrene to engineering resins like glass filled LCP, after all, thermoplastics is our business!

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.