Bales Metal Surface Solutions

2824 Hitchcock Ave.
Downers Grove , IL 60515 US


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Bales Metal Surface Solutions Open to Serve Customers
Bales Metal Surface Solutions, located in Downers Grove, Illinois, remains open to serve customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Progressive components at Amerimold 2019

Amerimold Action 2019
Amerimold celebrated 20 years in Rosemont, Illinois, and offered attendees a wide variety of products, programs and pomp.

New Series: A People+People Plan to Win the War on Talent
It’s no secret that it’s an employees’ market and companies of all sizes are struggling to attract, engage, and retain staff. Modernizing your talent strategy is key.

Amerimold 2019 Product Showcase, Part 6
Plan ahead for Amerimold 2019 with a sneak peek of some highlighted products from the show’s extensive list of exhibitors!

Varian machine at Bales Metal Surface Solutions

Bales Updates In-House Lab Capabilities
Bales Metal Surface Solutions brings testing for plating-bath control operations in-house at its Downers Grove, Illinois, headquarters.

Mold-Tech Inc. polishing

Surface Treatments Protect Mold Finishes, Reduce Downtime and Part Failure
Surface treatment vendors are expanding their services to include more treatment options, advanced technologies and convenience.

part coated with Diamond EN coating from Bales Metal Surface Solutions

Coating Lowers Coefficient of Friction for Better Lubricity
With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018, Amerimold 2018 and IMTS 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Samples of coatings from Bales Metal Surface Solutions were on display at Amerimold 2018.

Cold Jet Combi 120H

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Mold Maintenance, Repair & Surface Treatment
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including mold maintenance, repair & surface treatment.

AMBA Chicago Supplier Night 2018

Successful Supplier Nights Help "Mold" Careers
The Chicago Chapter of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) recently hosted its fourth successful supplier night fundraiser that continues to provide much-needed support for promoting careers in moldmaking.

Part coated with diamond EN electroless nickel coating from Bales Metal Surface Solutions.

Coating Has Diamond Particles for Added Toughness
Samples of coatings from Bales Metal Surface Solutions will be available in in booth W118 at NPE2018.

Participants in the SPE's Plastics Race at ANTEC

Engage the Next Generation ā€“ Sponsor the Plastics Race
Sponsor The Plastics Race. Engage the next generation workforce by promoting our industry and your company. Participate in The Race and build relationships!

Harry Raimondi in MoldMaking Technology Magazine, June 1999

MMT Memories: A Moldmaker Centerfold
MoldMaking Technology’s 20th anniversary brings back an abundance of memories, including this 1999 feature about Harry Raimondi of (then) Bales Mold Service, a moldmaker “centerfold.”

automotive instrument panel light guide

Technology Tuesday: All about Aluminum
Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday slideshow to brush up on your knowledge of aluminum, its benefits, the challenges it poses for moldmaking and strategies for overcoming those challenges.

Taking the mystery out of surface treating injection mold tooling inherited with no documentation.

Throwback Thursday: It Is What It Is, But What Is It?
With the right tools and experience, a mold can be plated and maintained with confidence no matter where it originated or what materials were used to build it.

Alliance Laser Sales team with donation check for iWarriors 2017

Fun Friday: The Moldmaking Community Shows Patriotism, Heart and More
On September 15, 2017 our team at Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales partnered with our friends Tim and Kim Bartz from iWarriors and Mold Craft to host the inaugural Alliance iWarriors Charity Golf Outing.

Donna Pursell

Women Impacting Moldmaking
Honoring female makers, innovators and leaders who are influencing our industry's future.

mold components

Technology Showcase: Mold Components and Surface Treatment
Today’s Technology Showcase features products you may have missed in recent issues.

Throwback Thursday: Optimizing Aluminum Tools

Throwback Thursday: Optimizing Aluminum Tools
Do you build aluminum molds? Here's a throwback that will provide some great tips on how to keep them running optimally.

Blue Wave Ultrasonics

Tech Showcase, Mold Maintenance, Repair and Surface Treatment
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.

taber abrasion

Watching for Wear
Considering how coatings wear over time extends the options for mold surface finishes beyond hard chrome and electroless nickel.

Young Leaders: Blazing New Trails

Young Leaders: Blazing New Trails
Today Iā€™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).

Product Categories of Bales Metal Surface Solutions

Coatings, Plating Services
Coatings, Platings
Finishing Services
Mold Sprays, Grease, Lubricants & Releases
Polishing Services
Rust Preventatives
Welding Services