Plastic Injection Molding

Company Overview

Locke-Brothers proudly partnered with ADMO, Inc. in 2019. ADMO is a privately held and family business, founded in 1977 and located in Elgin, Illinois. ADMO has approximately 120 non-union employees and 35 Plastic Injection Machines, operating in an 83,000 square foot Manufacturing/Warehouse Facility. In addition, ADMO has off-site warehousing that services international customers.

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ADMO has a wide-range of plastic injection molding and assembly capabilities, including pad printing, hot stamping, solvent and sonic bonding, sub assembly, chrome plating, and vacuum metalizing.  Each of the 35 molding machines are able to run most all types of engineering and commodity grade thermoplastic materials. Each machine has dedicated loaders, dryers, and grinding equipment.

ADMO has two primary manufacturing teams that operate on a six-day a week, 24 hours per day schedule to maximize productivity and service an extremely diverse customer base.  As ADMO continues to prosper, they aim to increase to a seven-day operation and expand the facility to 115,000 square feet. 

Locke-Brothers works with you and ADMO’s engineering team to help address all material and design questions in an effort to manufacture the most cost effective part for your needs. ADMO and Locke-Brothers can be your full-service provider of plastic injection-molded parts.

Capabilities

ADMO provides a full spectrum of commodity and engineering-grade plastic injection molded parts and assemblies.


They house state of the art equipment featuring 35 machines, all equipped with high wear resistant screw and barrels, core pull, robotic interface, and more.

Pad Print

Also referred to as stamping, pad printing is a very simple, quick and affordable painting process for adding color to plastic injection molded parts. In basic terms, to create a pad printing process, a large pad is created, incorporating a raised design that will pick up the paint, then apply it to the plastic.

Hot Stamp

Hot stamping is used to decorate raised areas, where a heated die applies pressure to a hot stamping foil that is then pressed against the plastic part.

 

Hot stamping foils are available in a wide array of colors and finishes, from matte to high gloss, from specialty foils to holographic and metallic.

Solvent & Sonic Welding

Solvent welding refers to a process in which a solvent or solvent blend with no dissolved polymer is used to create a joint between two thermoplastic parts.

 

Solvent welding and solvent cementing are simple and inexpensive processes that produce durable, hermetic joints.

 

Sonic welding, for thermoplastic injection moulded components, is a process that uses mechanical vibrations above the audible range.

  • The vibrations, produced by a welding sonotrode or horn, as it is generally known, are used to soften or melt the thermoplastic material at the joint line.

Vaccum Metalizing

Vacuum metallization is a form of physical vapor deposition (PVD)

  • A process of coating a metal such as aluminum or copper to a non-metallic substrate through evaporation.

    • The aluminum vapor adheres to the surface of the substrate, producing a metal coating on a film or fabric.

Assembly

ADMO has strict standards when it comes to their manufacturing and assembly process, and never settle for less. They are constantly innovating and improving to meet the latest needs of our clients, and do whatever it takes to ensure complete satisfaction.

Tooling & Design

ADMO can advise in the design process and help achieve the perfect product. Their tooling team is ready to make the needed design revisions and other tool changes to achieve the best possible outcome for your product.

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Example Parts

  • Shelves

  • Fan Guards

  • Levers 

  • Hooks

  • Flat Mesh Products

  • Concentric or spiral rings

  • Grill Components 

  • Baskets 

  • Handles

Value Added Processes

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Sonic Welding & Solvent Bonding

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Warehousing

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Pad Printing & Hot Stamping

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Mechanical Assembly

Quality

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At ADMO, high quality parts are priority. ADMO’s Quality Assurance Team ensures that every part leaving the facility meets our customers’ satisfaction.


ADMO’s Quality Control department offers complete Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submissions including Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Process Flow Charts, Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility, Advance Quality Plans, long/short-term capability studies, correlation studies, and fully dimensioned layouts.

 

ADMO consistently addresses control and capability improvements, such as changing their measuring system from manual to automated CMM machine and a handheld scanner.

Customer Satisfaction

Locke-Brothers and ADMO work together to solve customer problems, and deliver recommendations on design and materials that best suit your requirements.

ADMO has highly competent and accommodating customer service personnel.  ADMO commits to just-in-time stocking programs, which will result in your parts being readily available when you need them. Upon request, ADMO can setup a Dock to Stock program.

Locke-Brothers is proud to represent ADMO and deliver on all of your plastic injection needs under one roof.
 

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"When our customers need parts that require plastic injection molding, they can trust Locke-Brothers and ADMO’s teamwork, collaboration, and industry leading expertise to get the job done right.” 

-Robb Tausend

Pad Print

Also referred to as stamping, pad printing is a very simple, quick and affordable painting process for adding color to plastic injection molded parts. In basic terms, to create a pad printing process, a large pad is created, incorporating a raised design that will pick up the paint, then apply it to the plastic.

Hot Stamp

Hot stamping is used to decorate raised areas, where a heated die applies pressure to a hot stamping foil that is then pressed against the plastic part.

 

Hot stamping foils are available in a wide array of colors and finishes, from matte to high gloss, from specialty foils to holographic and metallic.

Solvent & Sonic Welding

Solvent welding refers to a process in which a solvent or solvent blend with no dissolved polymer is used to create a joint between two thermoplastic parts.

 

Solvent welding and solvent cementing are simple and inexpensive processes that produce durable, hermetic joints.

 

Sonic welding, for thermoplastic injection moulded components, is a process that uses mechanical vibrations above the audible range.

  • The vibrations, produced by a welding sonotrode or horn, as it is generally known, are used to soften or melt the thermoplastic material at the joint line.

Vaccum Metalizing

Vacuum metallization is a form of physical vapor deposition (PVD)

  • A process of coating a metal such as aluminum or copper to a non-metallic substrate through evaporation.

    • The aluminum vapor adheres to the surface of the substrate, producing a metal coating on a film or fabric.

Assembly

ADMO has strict standards when it comes to their manufacturing and assembly process, and never settle for less. They are constantly innovating and improving to meet the latest needs of our clients, and do whatever it takes to ensure complete satisfaction.

Download Machine List

Example Parts

  • Shelves

  • Fan Guards

  • Levers 

  • Hooks

  • Flat Mesh Products

  • Concentric or spiral rings

  • Grill Components 

  • Baskets 

  • Handles