While steel and other metals are relatively cheap on a per-pound basis, secondary operations such as welding, bending, or painting can add to the ultimate cost of the product. At Globe Composite, we try to cast parts on a net-shape basis, which means that we strive make the finished part with little or no secondary processes, achieving cost advantages over metal parts.
Not necessarily. Although traditional injection molding requires expensive steel molds, Globe Composite offers several unique molding processes that may greatly reduce tooling costs. This lowers part volume requirements from the hundred thousands to to the hundreds.
Since Globe performs a majority of the engineering and development work in-house , we can provide you with prototype parts in a matter of weeks - not months. For production parts, it is wise to plan on 10-12 weeks.
We will assign a project engineer to your project who will be responsible for managing every aspect of the project, from identifying performance requirements to producing prototypes to delivering the first articles for production. Generally, your Globe Composite project engineer will interface directly with your program manager, engineer, or user representative to make sure we understand the requirements of the project and ultimately deliver the best parts for the application.
Globe Composite manages anywhere between 75 to 100 projects at any given time. We understand how important it is that your project gets the attention it deserves. That's why every project is maintained on our customized workflow management system, giving us up-to-the-minute information on project status, deliverables, and costs.
While a great deal of our processes are proprietary, such as tool design, chemical formulation, material dispensing and curing, we utilize a broad set of molding processes including: