Tolerances and finishes on the Buss Precision's molds are tailored to the specific project, but most work is held to +/-.0002 tolerance on multi-cavity components, cavity, cores and parting lines.
Buss Precision Mold Inc. (BPM; Clackamas, OR) may be small in number with 10 employees, but possesses the technology—namely a DMC 105V Linear VMC from DMG/Mori Seiki USA, Inc. (Hoffman Estates, IL)—of a larger shop to tackle molds up to 36” x 48”. This includes collapsible core, unscrewing, overmolding tools and complex action designs needing extremely high accuracy across the entire machining envelope.
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