Bales Metal Surface Solutions
Bales Metal Surface Solutions
2824 Hitchcock Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515 US
A gentleman who managed a major medical molding corporation once told me that mold maintenance is a crucial, but often overlooked, aspect of optimizing mold performance.
With a record number of exhibitors at Amerimold 2016, supplier companies from all aspects of the moldmaking industry brought their A-games. We'd like to show you a few highlights!
Considering how coatings wear over time extends the options for mold surface finishes beyond hard chrome and electroless nickel.
Diamond E.N. from Bales Metal Surface Solutions is an electroless nickel coating with nano-sized diamond particles that offers a balance of corrosion and wear resistance, plus lubricity.
Today I’m happy to be able to blog about the third honoree of three who were honored at the recent Annual Meeting of the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA).
Moldmakers often overlook surface treatment as a way to further maximize the life and performance of beryllium copper molds.
Bales Metal Surface Solutions has developed an electroless nickel coating with nano-sized diamond particles for increased wear resistance.
The Bales sisters have brought their family-owned company a long way since taking the reins in the wake of an unexpected tragedy in 2009.
SPE presented its moldmaker and mold designer of the year awards to Harry Raimondi of Bales Metal Surface Solutions (Downer’s Grove, Illinois) and Chris Hanes of Micro Mold Company Inc. and Plastikos Inc. (Erie, Pennsylvania).
Bales Metal Surface Solutions will introduce Diamond E.N., a new electroless nickel coating with nano-sized diamond particles for increased wear- and friction-resistance.
Hard-coating provides a number of benefits that make aluminum tooling an attractive alternative to steel.
The metal surface solutions provider received an award for sustained success as a family business.
Plating is a cost effective way to optimize the performance of aluminum molds by increasing the hardness. This webinar will discuss what types of aluminum are best for a polished finish, tips on how polished finishes and coatings are used for maximum protection and part release, and an inside look at masking techniques.
Bales has rebranded itself from “Bales Mold Service Inc.” to simply “Bales” and has launched an updated website with more content.
Engineered electroless nickel plating from Bales Mold Service is designed to protect molds from corrosion and abrasion.
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Communication with your texturing and plating sources is key to properly maintaining the mold surface.
I got to see and hear firsthand last month what it's like to be "green" during a visit to Downers Grove, IL to check up on long-standing amerimold and MMT supporter Bales Mold Service ... and yes, it does have something to do with this photo.
Bales was honored at the Downers Grove Village Board’s May 14 meeting by Mayor Martin Tully.