Electroform

SOFT TRIM TOOLING

Advanced Technology,

Rapid Results

When you need it fast with the finest details, we offer multiple tooling technologies, including IMG (in-mold-graining) / IMGL (in-mold graining and lamination), nickel shells and layup.

Revolutionary Technology

Our technology, tool performance and speed of delivery are simply unmatched. This bold statement is backed by innovations that are disruptive in the market. We can make this claim with confidence because we guarantee bold results.

Our exclusive Rapid IMG Tool Manufacturing Process offers a short lead time, which creates market leaders. Our tools, expertise and experience guarantee your success with:

  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Costing/Proposal Support
  • Tooling Design
  • Prototyping
  • Field Support (Start-up, Training and Ongoing Maintenance)
  • Production Tooling
  • Trials

Never Be Without a Tool

Your dedicated project manager is accessible to you day or night to offer full support. Emergency repair services are available within 24 hours in North American, and within 48 hours in Europe and Asia.

Tools that cannot be repaired will be replaced in as little as one week, depending on your needs. Our Spare Tool Replacement option will give you a new tool in just 3 days. Our maintenance and training group supports you with inspections, cleanings and repairs.

This exclusive technology and our market-leading services and support are available at our Ohio, USA facility, GS Engineering.

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Robust Nickel Shell Tooling

High-precision nickel shell molds offer many superior advantages, specifically designed to withstand the extreme production conditions of your process. Features such as inset laser reinforcements are engineered to maximize the life of your shell’s performance. We also produce slush molds, IMG molds, IMGL molds, and IMC molds. Standex Engraving Mold-Tech is the only nickel shell supplier producing in three global locations: Portugal, USA and China.

Texture

Textures can be applied to a model via Model-Tech® smart skins, rendered for a perfect fit-to-form application, eliminating visible seam lines and pattern distortion.  Laser texturing a steel master mandrel delivers a premium quality result, the highest of texture fidelity produced with creative feature elements that have never before been possible.

Direct Etching

We are the only Nickel Shell Tooling supplier that can directly etch texture patterns and specialty finishes into the surface of a nickel shell. We utilize this exclusive technique to texture a quick-shell, where etching directly onto the shell surface expedites the shell building timeline. Direct-Etching onto textured shells is done to control gloss levels, create new texture and surface finish effects, or refurbish a worn texture finish.

Texture

Textures can be applied to a model via Model-Tech® smart skins, rendered for a perfect fit-to-form application, eliminating visible seam lines and pattern distortion.  Laser texturing a steel master mandrel delivers a premium quality result, the highest of texture fidelity produced with creative feature elements that have never before been possible.

Direct Etching

We are the only Nickel Shell Tooling supplier that can directly etch texture patterns and specialty finishes into the surface of a nickel shell. We utilize this exclusive technique to texture a quick-shell, where etching directly onto the shell surface expedites the shell building timeline. Direct-Etching onto textured shells is done to control gloss levels, create new texture and surface finish effects, or refurbish a worn texture finish.

Leather Press Plates

An attractive surface invites engagement, elevates its beauty, fosters appreciation and can direct one’s attention by creating a sense of light and movement. The intricacy of reproducing one of nature’s patterns, or a tailor-made geometric texture on leather is expertly crafted on our ever-expanding catalogue of press plates to meet the evolving trends in fashion and interior design.

Global Support

“Time is money” is the fundamental reason we provide the highest quality of professional shell repair in the industry.  Our skilled technicians have the depth of knowledge, craftsmanship, and experience to repair shell damage and restore surface textures.  We can save you hours of costly downtime by servicing you locally via 46 Standex Engraving Mold-Tech facilities.

Leather Press Plates

An attractive surface invites engagement, elevates its beauty, fosters appreciation and can direct one’s attention by creating a sense of light and movement. The intricacy of reproducing one of nature’s patterns, or a tailor-made geometric texture on leather is expertly crafted on our ever-expanding catalogue of press plates to meet the evolving trends in fashion and interior design.

Global Support

“Time is money” is the fundamental reason we provide the highest quality of professional shell repair in the industry.  Our skilled technicians have the depth of knowledge, craftsmanship, and experience to repair shell damage and restore surface textures.  We can save you hours of costly downtime by servicing you locally via 46 Standex Engraving Mold-Tech facilities.