Progressive Components

235 Industrial Dr.
Wauconda, IL 60084 US

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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

Todd Steinhoff of Progressive Components and John Berg of Sussix IM

Fun, Games and Celebrations at Amerimold 2019
Let it be known that at Amerimold, no one ever goes home without a smile and some fun memories after the Networking Party!

2019 Technology Review: Mold Components
MoldMaking Technology’s 2019 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide offers some of the latest highlighted products and services from supplier companies from a variety of categories, including mold components.

PODCAST: Educators in Mold Maintenance
After attending an intensive three-day mold maintenance workshop earlier this year, it was a real pleasure to sit down with two of the workshop’s mold maintenance educators to learn more about what makes them tick both personally and professionally.

Incoe Corp. logo on counter in entry to new global headquarters

Incoe Celebrates Its New Global Headquarters
Hot runner supplier hosts open house in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Group of standard mold components from Progressive Components

Three Ways That Standard Components Make Mold Building More Profitable
Instead of making them in house, moldmakers can reduce costs and liability by using standardized components.

Amerimold 2019 Update: Tool Shop Live!
Mold maintenance and repair is a team effort. It involves communication and collaboration among suppliers, mold manufacturers and customers to ensure that the appropriate people, technologies and processes are put in place to keep a mold running. That is the motivation behind Tool Shop Live! at Amerimold next week.

Women with pry bars breaking down a mold

Hands-on Workshop Teaches Mold Maintenance Process
Intensive workshop teaches the process of mold maintenance to help put an end to the firefighting culture of many toolrooms.

WEBINAR: Remote Standardization, Validation, and Monitoring of Injection Molds
Register for a free webinar hosted by Progressive Components to be held tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, at 2:00 p.m EST. Take an in-depth look into a proven system for monitoring mold performance and maintenance.

System Cooling Platform Validates Pressure, Temperature and Flow
Progressive Components’s System Cooling platform offers validation of pressure, temperature and flow in a mold’s cooling circuits.

Lorena Fisher and Christina Fuges at Amerimold.

VIDEO: How Monitoring A Mold's Activity Helps Improve Mold Performance
MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges interviews Lorena Fisher of Progressive Components to learn why mold monitoring is so critical for optimizing a mold's productivity.

Christina Fuges interviews Rebecca Hamstra of Progressive Components

VIDEO: How Water Flow Monitoring Optimizes Mold Production
MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges and Progressive Components' Rebecca Hamstra discuss why monitoring water flow in injection molds is important.

Redefining Learning Labs
Training facility partners with a local North Carolina community college to challenge advanced manufacturing students to design parts, which will then be converted into mold designs for the training facility.

Baker Industries 3D printing with ABS

The Most Viewed Products of 2018
MoldMaking Technology wraps up the year by showcasing the most-viewed products of 2018.

Guellor Makabu, apprentice at MSI Mold Builders

Blazing Multiple Trails to Successful Recruitment and Training
Several mold manufacturing companies have shared how their workforce development strategies have evolved to meet the needs of today’s industry. Here, MSI Mold Builders describes its apprenticeship program, its collaboration with nearby schools and its approach to generating interest in the industry and then in MSI Mold Builders as a place to foster a career.

students at IMTS

AMBA Chicago Gets the Word Out at Student Summit
Eight schools were granted a $250 travel grant to help offset the cost of attending SmartForce Student Summit.

Amerimold 2018 logo

Scenes from Amerimold 2018 in Novi, Michigan
From technology demos and tech talks to awards and arcade games, Amerimold had much to offer industry this year.

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Mold Components
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 components.

Hasco employee standing on a chair and playing a trumpet in Hasco booth at Amerimold 2018

Scenes from Amerimold 2018, Part 3—Leadtime Leader, Networking and Fun!
Each year, Amerimold 2018 provides an excellent forum for the moldmaking industry to connect—but not just on the show floor. Here are more scenes from the lighter side.

Progressive Components product spread.

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

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Connecting Mold Builders and Buyers at Amerimold 2018
Mold buyers and builders experience many of the same challenges for which they are each seeking solutions and that is where Amerimold comes into play.

NPE2018 in Orlando, Florida

NPE2018 Video Recap: Exhilaration, Innovation and Inspiration
MoldMaking Technology’s editorial team recaps some highlights from the show floor at NPE2018, including a technology slideshow, seven podcasts recorded live from the event and a video.

Product Categories of Progressive Components

Blades
Bushings
CAD (Computer Aided Design)
Cooling Systems
Core Pins
Data Management Software
Date Inserts
Ejector Pins, or "Knock-out Pins"
Guides
Interlocks, or Taperlocks
Internal Mold Cooling Products
Leader Pins
Lifters
Locating Rings
Mold Bases and Frames
Mold Monitoring Devices
Mold Sprays, Grease, Lubricants & Releases
Pressure Controls, Sensors, Monitors
Quick Mold Change Systems
Replacement Parts
Side Actions or Cam Actions
Slides
Sprue Bushings
Stop Pins
Straight Locks
Support Pillars
Switches or Indicators
Wear Plates