Tooling Manufacturing

Eastside Group of Companies - Car Repair - Winnipeg, Manitoba

It is very important to us that the fiberglass mold that we build for you will provide you with many parts. Making molds is our specialty and designing your mold to make quality parts is what we do. A mold can be a simple flat panel to three of four sets of tools. From your sketches or drawings we can figure out how the part is going to released from the mold. Relief angles and undercuts are sometimes over looked, this is why we pay close attention to details before getting started and consult with you and your team to develop the most cost effective tooling both today and over the life of your components.

  1. The process for tooling is as follows:
    • Customer provides a drawing or concept
    • We develop a master part or tool which is CNC machined to the drawing / concept
    • From there we produce a prototype part to validate any performance characteristics of the proposed part
    • Upon validation we move to production tooling

Eastside has a history of developing tooling for multiple manufacturing processes such as RTM Lite, Open mold / Hand Layup, Infusion and CCBL. We have a tooling team in place to produce the tooling you need that best fits your components attributes and the volumes you intend to produce.

Composite Manufacturing

Eastside Industrial has an experienced team of professionals and experts in the composite tooling and manufacturing industry allowing us to present multiple manufacturing processes and techniques to our customer to work with them to assess the best process to meet their needs.

Just some of the capabilities our team can present to you are:

In mold coatings, for components that require an A finish. We have the ability to prepare a component with a finish gel coat built into the part. If you prefer paint, our industrial coating team can take a traditional component to a painted finished part that meets any A finish paint standard. Mold coatings can be developed for multiple uses such as bathware, transportation equipment or interior components to name a few.

Our internal manufacturing processes include; Open Mold Manufacturing via hand lay up and chop strand; RTM Lite, Infusion and Closed Cavity Bag molding. We are able to develop and produce the tooling to accommodate any of these manufacturing processes.

Eastside Group of Companies - Car Repair - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Automated, robotic water jet trimming

Eastside continuously invests in technology to ensure a safe and effective work environment for our staff and our customers respectively. In 2009 Eastside was the first manufacturer in Manitoba to develop water jet trimming utilizing a 5 axis robotic arm. Not only is this one of the safest methods to trim fiberglass components, it is the most efficient method; utilizing robotics has allowed for precise dimensions to ensure your components are to specification consistently as well as effectively.

Eastside also has the capability to offer trimming services to other substrates that may have a complex level of trimming, cutting or a high degree of consistency required to meet quality standards. Contact us if you require any trimming for your components.

Once your component is produced the Eastside team can provide a number of value added processes to reduce your component lead time, reduce the logistics required to manage the supply of a component and likely reduce the cost to bring a component to your facility. Our post production processes include:

Assembly

Sub and Complete Assembly – our assembly team will ensure any sub components required are properly assembled to meet your full assembly needs. Our tooling team is capable of developing any assembly fixtures to ensure consistent and efficient assembly of your components.

Component Supply – Whether you supply any subcomponents or Eastside does, we have a purchasing team that is able to source, supply and manage sub components required in any assembly. We have long term relationships with a number of metal, plastic and adhesive suppliers to ensure we are able to supply the sub components you require for your components.

Utilizing both vendor managed inventory as well as kanban inventory systems we ensure all sub components are in place and ready for assembly to meet your on time delivery needs in the most cost effective manner possible.

By Industry

For over 10 years, Eastside has been trusted by various Industry professionals. Whether you are an OEM manufacturer, a contractor, or the end user, Eastside has proven to be reliable, professional, and flexible to our customer's needs. We can achieve high corrosion resistance, UV resistance, or a Class A finish. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction.

Industries Served: We welcome private and insurance repairs, industrial/commercial/ recreational, city or highway coach.

By Substrate

Regardless of the material you need coated, Eastside has the products and experience to do so. Our paint team has been extensively trained to have the knowledge to paint even the most difficult substrates. Each substrate requires specific products and processes to ensure coating performance, from mechanical sanding to acid washes to unique adhesion promotors. At Eastside, you can ensure that your product is coated with the best quality system available.

Substrates Coated: Fibreglass, Steel, Aluminum, Wood, Plastic

By Coatings Type

There are many types of liquid coatings available today. Each coating has its own specific performance characteristics; inhibiting corrosion, anti-slip, soundproofing, filling imperfections, and esthetics. Eastside can apply most any type of liquid coating you request, or we can help you choose the best coating for your needs. We also have experience with all the major brands of paints; DuPont, PPG, Sherwin-Williams, BASF, Akzo Nobel, Dolphin, and Endura to name a few.

Along with our top professional coatings, we also offer custom color matching. Any solid or metallic color can be laboratory matched to guarantee meeting even the most strict customer needs.

Types of Coatings: Corrosion resistant primers, Sandable primers, Single Stage Urethanes, Basecoat/Clearcoat Systems, Waterbase Undercoats, Anti Graffiti

President's Message

We have been very fortunate to see what started out as a two-man operation grown to have over 100 employees, all working toward ensuring Eastside's values reside in every product or service we provide. We look forward to growing with our customers and serving them for many years to come.

Thank you,

Chad G. Brick, President,
Eastside Group of Companies

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