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Increased Tooling Capacity, Fall 2008 - 12/1/2008

In response to increased in-house tooling demands, DPI has added a new Mitsubishi CNC EDM machine to its equipment arsenal. In 2007 Distinctive Plastics  experienced a 74% increase in tooling sales and in 2008 the tooling sales increased another 94%! We offer both supervised off-shore tooling as well as local and in-house tooling. Typically we have kept all the technical molds such as 2-shot and IMD molds in house. We also have typically handled most projects which require prototype tooling in house. More and more we are getting requests for non off shore tooling. Although we have an excellent relationship with what we think is the finest tool shop in Taiwan, sometimes it is more beneficial to have a project built in house. This year our in-house tooling sales have increased by about 150%.

Contact Tim Curnutt for more information on Increased Tooling Capacity, Fall 2008

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.