Custom Fabricated Steel SMC Compression Mold Tooling for the Motorcycle Industry

SMC Tooling for Harley
SMC Tooling for Harley

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SMC Tooling
SMC Tooling

A world famous company in the motorcycle industry needed custom molds to produce motorcycle class "A" painted finished parts. With our expertise at custom-fabricated steel SMC compression mold tooling, Snider Molding Company was taken on to complete the job. With the customer's specifications and 3D CAD models guiding us, our engineering team lent their assistance with mold designing, concept, and product design assistance. Utilizing this, we fabricated molds with maximum length of 75", maximum width of 55", maximum height of 40", and 1 to 2 mold cavities. The estimated tool weight ranged from 3,500 to 40,000 lbs., demonstrating the size of the kind of tooling we build.

Our CNC machining area was fully engaged for milling, drilling, contour cutting, boring, 5-axis contour milling, and electrical discharge machining (EDM). The complexity of our SMC compression tooling was demonstrated by the main trunk body, fenders, inner trunk, door, and bumper molds we created for P-20 steel and finished with SPI tool surface finish for the painted parts, all with a tooling tolerance of ± 0.003". These pieces for the motorcycle/leisure industry were rigorously tested, from first piece inspection to functionality testing, and delivered to the client in Wisconsin in 18 weeks.

We take pride in our CNC machining capabilities, which allowed us to take on this complex custom-fabricated steel mold tooling project. To learn more about this project, or to find out how our company can help you, please contact Snider Molding Company directly.

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Highlights of this Custom Fabricated Steel SMC Compression Mold Tooling

Custom Fabricated Steel SMC Mold Tooling
Harley Davidson Tri-Glide Molds (Main Trunk Body / Fenders / Inner Trunk / Door / Bumper)
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary: Engineering – Mold Designing / Concept / Product Design assistance.
Mold Manufacturing for SMC Process
  • CNC Machining
    • Milling
    • Drilling
    • Contour Cutting
    • Boring
    • EDM
    • 5 Axis Milling
Overall Mold Dimensions
Max Length: 75"
Max Width: 55"
Max Height: 40"
Mold Cavities: 1 – 2
Estimated Tool Weight: 3,500 to 40,000 lbs
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.003" Tooling Tolerance
Material Used
P-20 Steel
Material Finish
SPI Tool Surface Finish for Painted Part
In process testing/inspection performed
1st Piece Inspection, Functionality Testing
Industry for Use
Motor Cycle / Leisure
Delivery/Turnaround Time
18 Weeks
Delivery Location
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 3D CAD Model
ISO 9001 certified 
Product Name
SMC Tooling

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