Progressive Components

235 Industrial Dr.
Wauconda, IL 60084 US


A Message from Progressive Components

Company Profile

Progressive Components, headquartered near Chicago, Illinois, develops and distributes components for the production tooling industry.

Z-Series Locks from Progressive Components

New Z-Series Alignment LocksZ-Series Alignment Locks have been engineered to outperform other styles.

As Seen In MoldMaking Technology

Progressive Components products

Tradeshow Tuesday: Gearing Up for NPE2018
Cruise through this week’s slideshow for a peek at some of what will be on display at NPE2018.

Progressive Components components

Components Catalog Reveals Expanded Components Line
Progressive Components is expanding its components offering. At NPE 2018, Progressive Components introduces its new v12 Catalog.

Christina Fuges

Collaborate to Educate on Plastics Technologies
Moldmakers, industry consultants and technology suppliers collaborate to educate on plastics technologies.

Monitors showing CVe Live interface from AST Technology

Improved Mold Monitoring System Technology Eases Data Monitoring
Improvements to Progressive Components and AST Technology’s CVe Live Technology, which works with the CVe Mould Monitoring System, are designed to improve user convenience.

Participants in the SPE's Plastics Race at ANTEC

Engage the Next Generation – 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!

AMBA Moldmaker of the Year Joe Genc presents $5,000 check to AMBA Chicago Chapter President Chuck Klingler.

Putting the Wow Factor into a Moldmaking Career Display
The Chicago Chapter of the American Mold Builders Association added more visually-enticing items that teach about, and promote, moldmaking as a high-tech career option.

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.

Progressive Components ModuLifter

Modular Lifter Assembly Simplifies Release of Undercuts for Large Molds
Progressive Components introduces a rod-style, standardized modular lifter assembly in the ModuLifter.

Group at RJG Inc. readies for injection mold tryout.

Collaboration Key to Completing Puzzle Mold for Training
Collaborative manufacturing is what helped make an apprenticeship training program and a scientific molding training program come together in the form of a puzzle mold on July 21.

example of mold buyer's report

Progressive Components Introduces New Component Certification Program
New program helps mold buyers verify mold specification compliance.

Throwback Thursday: Testing Engineered Options for Mold Alignment
Performance data on alignment components helps select the best treatment, improve the design and chart more precise application recommendations.

Alliance laser machines

Amerimold 2017: Multitudes of Metalworking Materials and Machines
Amerimold proved once again that it is THE event for moldmaking.

injection molding work cells

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Amerimold Product Showcase
This is our industry’s show, and this week we bring you yet more previews of what you can expect to find as you walk the aisles of the biggest Amerimold Expo yet.

Progressive Components Z-Series inserted bar locks

Alignment Locks are Off-the-Shelf Solutions for Large Molds
Designed for molds weighing between 25,000 and 75,000 lbs, Progressive Components’ Z-Series of inserted bar locks provide mold designers and molders with off-the-shelf components for alignment of large molds, eliminating the need for in-house design and manufacturing.

Throwback Thursday: Run Clean, Run Efficient
If you or your customer is concerned with achieving faster cycle times (and who isn't?) plus cleanroom-caliber mold function and lower maintenance, here's a throwback case study about better undercut release for small medical, or similar, parts using expandable cavities.

Building a Better Tool
Collaboration was key to building a mold that would drastically cut cycle time.

In Memory of Donald Starkey Sr., D&L/Progressive Components
It is with a sad heart that I submit this blog. The industry has lost yet another gem of a person in Don Starkey Sr.

A-1 Tool Corporation

What You Put Out There Comes Back to You
Surely there is truth in this headline. I’ve seen it happen with my own eyes and recently witnessed it again when I participated with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Mold Technologies Division as its Mold Maker of the Year Award was presented to Geoff Luther, owner and president of A-1 Tool Corporation in Melrose Park, Illinois. The award was well-deserved.

Progressive Components - AST System Cooling Test Rig

Test System Ensures Proper Function of Cooling Circuits
AST Technology, a sister company of Progressive Components, will showcase a system that enables moldmakers to test mold cooling circuits to ensure they are working properly and efficiently.

SPE Mold Technologies Division Seeks Nominees
Hundreds of attendees from all over the world, including members of the Mold Technologies Division, attended ANTEC in Indianapolis to share knowledge and research, to network, and to learn.

Product Categories of Progressive Components

CAD (Computer Aided Design)
Cooling Systems
Core Pins
Data Management Software
Date Inserts
Ejector Pins, or "Knock-out Pins"
Interlocks, or Taperlocks
Internal Mold Cooling Products
Leader Pins
Locating Rings
Pressure Controls, Sensors, Monitors
Quick Mold Change Systems
Side Actions or Cam Actions
Sprue Bushings
Stop Pins
Straight Locks
Support Pillars
Switches or Indicators
Wear Plates