Blow Mold Tooling

blow molding

Our blow mold tooling division is a global precision blow mold manufacturing company. We manufacture molds for all industry leading machine manufacturers including Nissei, Aoki, Sidel, Uniloy, Jomar and Wheaton machines. We offer unit and production mold development and in-house sampling for both injection blow molding (IBM) and injection stretch blow molding (ISBM). From product development and preform design, to complete in-field mold startup, we are your one-stop manufacturer for injection blow molds and injection stretch blow molds.


Tooling

From product concept through tool engineering our complete design services ensure our customer’s satisfaction. Attention to every detail is enhanced by integrating our state-of-the-art capability, providing our customers with the highest quality engineering standards.

Big 3 is dedicated to delivering tooling with a minimum of lead-time without sacrificing design or quality. We supply quality tool steel molds: precision machined, ensuring a precise interface between components resulting in a tool capable of maximum performance and longevity.


Sampling Capabilities

Injection Stretch Blow Mold sampling is done on a Nissei 250H, Nissei 50MB, and Nissei 70DPH machines at the Centralia, IL facility. These machines are capable of unit and production tool sampling. Unit development costs are kept low by using an interchangeable set of base tooling. Each new Unit tool only needs to have the molding surface related components manufactured to produce the bottle. In addition, this system allows Big 3 to meet the quick delivery requirements for today’s industry.

Injection Blow Mold sampling is done in both our Millville, NJ and Holliston, MA facilities. The molding equipment in our Sampling Labs include Jomar 40, Jomar 115, Jomar 135, Uniloy 88, Uniloy 189 and our own BMP-145T Blow Molding Press and are capable of Unit and Production samplings. Big 3 offers several Rapid Tooling Programs supported by our in-house lab to meet the demand of time to market.

Big 3′s processing knowledge is extensive in both ISBM and IBM ensuring proper development of tooling.
Big 3 has recently gained cGMP certification for the sampling labs at our Centralia,IL & Millville, NJ locations. This certification allows Big 3 to offer production run capabilities to our customers.


Tooling Repair

Our toolmakers are highly skilled at repairing damaged tools. Big 3 Precision offers:

  • Complete tool refurbishment
  • Individual component refurbishment
  • Parting line repair
  • Molding surface repair
  • In-house chrome plating
  • Quick turn-around

Injection Blow Mold / Injection Stretch Blow Molding Tools

IBM Tooling

  • Highest quality materials used in the tool construction
  • Precise tooling built through advanced manufacturing processes
  • Complete tool sets
  • Partial tool sets
  • Unit tool sets
  • Replacement components
  • Complex bottle shapes
  • PET mold sets
ISBM Tooling

  • Highest quality materials used in the tool construction
  • Complete tool sets
  • Synventive manifold systems
  • Partial tool sets
  • Unit tool sets
  • Replacement components
  • Complex bottle shapes and non-conventional parting lines
  • Ovalized preform technology for oval bottles
  • Preferential heat post systems