Since 1955 Tabor Plastics has been designing and building molds. A small, second generation, family-owned and operated company with a respected name in the St. Louis plastics industry.
We have 14 injection molding machines ranging from 35 to 150 tons of clamp force. These machines feature microprocessor controls for precise repeatability.
Our customers range from very small firms to large corporations in various industries. The vast majority of our work is supplying components to original equipment manufacturing firms. Tabor takes pride in the flexibility and close personal contact it provides customers. It is Tabor’s practice to extend this quality of service to all customers.
Tabor’s experience in molding since 1955 provides the background for offering sound advice concerning tooling and part design problems. Properly molded parts and efficient production can only be achieved with a properly made and maintained mold, which is just one of the ways Tabor strives to meet customer needs.
Concentrating on small part injection molding, Tabor is equipped with fourteen molding machines to handle this specialized part of the business. We have the ability to handle parts of 1/3 oz. to 8 oz., with clamp tonnage ranging from 35 to 150 tons. Most of the parts Tabor molds are industrial component items requiring specific properties and capabilities. Therefore, we mold a broad range of thermoplastic materials from 40 Shore A durometer TPE’s to new technology engineering plastics. Nylons, acetals, polycarbonates and thermoplastic polyurethanes —filled and unfilled, are some of the materials molded daily by Tabor. Some of these materials require specific mold construction techniques with which we are familiar.
Tabor has toolroom facilities on site to modify, build, and maintain molds. The toolroom is useful in producing quality control fixtures and gauges, as well as fixtures for secondary operations. Should a mold problem occur, or if a customer needs an immediate revision to a mold, this feature is invaluable in minimizing production downtime. The majority of our new mold production is done in close conjunction with several of the better toolmakers in the St. Louis area, who also have close ties to off shore suppliers.