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Since 1968 B A Die Mold, Inc. in Aurora, IL, has worked with some of the top OEMs in the country, lending its expertise in the design and manufacture of injection molds for everything from automotive parts and home appliances to water filtration and medical products.

B A got its start when company Founder and CEO Alan Petrucci rented a small part of a plastics processing company’s plant in Rolling Meadows, IL. But the company soon outgrew the space, as it did two more locations in Downers Grove, and, in 1975, B A moved to yet a larger plant in Lisle, IL. For the next 25 years, the company grew in size and in its reputation for building first quality injection molds for plastic. B A peaked at about 29 employees while in Lisle – 80 if counting Imperial Plastics, a thermoset molding company Petrucci owned for 11 years. Then, in 2001, Petrucci, along with his daughter Francine, who joined the company full time in 1994 and is now its president and a majority co-owner, built a 16,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Aurora, IL, where it is currently located. 

Today, B A manufactures molds for water filtration, medical, appliance controls, house wares, electrical components for automotive and caps and closures. The company is especially known for molds that generate precision threaded parts – automatic molds for threaded parts are a particular specialty. The patented PERC™ System, a servo- motor driven mold system developed for molders that utilize electric molding machines to manufacture threaded parts.  PERC was featured in Plastics Technology Magazine, MoldMaking Technology Magazine and several other trade publications, telling readers how B A Die Mold developed a system that offers precision positioning of virtually unlimited threads on any given part. The system can also be installed in  traditional, hydraulic molding machines.

In addition, rapid prototypes and short run molding projects are also very strong customer service offerings. Short production runs can help the customer bridge the gap – supplying parts to get their project up and running prior to bringing and scheduling the mold into production at their facility.

 

Testimonials next prev

  • We’ve gotten over the initial fear of new technology – once you use a PERC System, it’s a great tool. It’s compact compared to a standard rack system and takes up less room. We’ve never had an issue with any of the electronic components. It’s plug-and-play.

    Large Automotive Mold Builder & Molder

  • We are well satisfied with the PERC system. Simply put, it is accurate, clean and demonstrates excellent repeatability.

    Global Molder of Connectors

  • The reason we decided to purchase the PERC systems was the repeatability of the servo technology, which was a huge improvement over present unscrewing technologies. We have observed excellent reliability, quality, and productivity with this technology. No regrets.

    Major medical OEM Molder

  • I do like to steer jobs to you when it makes sense, especially the complex jobs because we have confidence in your ingenuity and it is great to be able to have you close by for brainstorming sessions.

    Product Designer, World Wide Water Filtration Manufacturer

  • Thanks very much for the information, and for finishing this job earlier than expected and within budget. We needed a little good news to begin the holiday season. It is certainly a pleasure to meet with competence, and we will be working with BA Die Mold again whenever we can.

    Large Japanese Molder, Automotive Parts

  • Thanks again for jumping on this so quickly, and for such a thorough job! I am shipping parts to Ford for Life testing today! The parts are checking within .0002” of where we checked the steel on the bench! Much Appreciated!

    Technical Services Manger. From a leading global supplier of compounds

  • I had an opportunity to see your Mold sampled today, and I would like to extend my personal praise and to the very person present it received many accolades. it’s very impressive piece of quality engineering and construction....nice iron. Thanks to everyone for all of the good efforts extended....you make your customers look good.

    Sales Engineer, Major Hot Runner Mfg.

  • I will most certainly drop your name though – working with BA Die has been nothing short of excellent. Thank you guys so much for all your hard work, and for being so outstanding to work with!

    Custom Manufacturer of Medical Equipment and Packaging

  • We received the molds this morning. Thank you for the extra effort with building an appropriate crate, and securing the molds and cylinder in the crates, for transit to us. It’s good to see that the attention to detail at B A Die Mold doesn't stop at the mold build. Nice Job!

    Custom Mold Making and Design Firm

  • As per our conversation, attached please find the PO for the 2x 16 cavity repeat builds. Thank you for your patience and good work as partners. The original one is running like a charm since arrival!

    Custom Molder, Consumer Packaged Goods, Electronics and Medical Devices

Why Choose Us?

American Made

As an American mold manufacturer, B A Die Mold actively supports the American manufacturing industry because we believe it is integral to maintaining a strong United States of America. One of the ways we do this is by specifying American made mold components and mold manufacturing supplies whenever possible. This not only supports many other American companies and their employees, but it also ensures that our customers receive the highest quality molds using components that meet our discerning standards.

Count on B A Die Mold for AMERICAN ingenuity and craftsmanship and ~ at a fair price. 

Service

B A Die Mold provides customers with individualized service based on their specific requirements. Our team is flexible and ready to respond quickly to support every phase of the tooling design-to-manufacture process. We can also assist with new product development by working with the customer to optimize the part design for manufacture. Once the tooling is designed, B A Die Mold can help launch production with rapid prototype parts, fixture development, and preparing your ISIR’s, PPAP’s and bridge parts (short runs). Please visit one of our Service pages for more details.

Commitment

We at B A Die Mold are committed to providing our customers, which range from fellow mold builders to Fortune 100 and 500 OEM companies, with high quality, innovative, production-ready molds. Our reputation depends on it. We enjoy a challenge and we excel in solving problems that others cannot – making the seemingly impossible possible. We’re driven to develop new methods and technologies for building molds that meet or exceed customer expectations.  

In addition to our commitment to our customers, B A is also committed to the industry. In fact, B A Die Mold is a charter member of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), which honored B A’s founder and CEO, Alan Petrucci, with its distinguished 2011 Mold Builder of the Year Award. Alan, his family, and his employees are tireless supporters of the mold manufacturing industry, working to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a strong manufacturing base in the USA, and volunteering countless hours in the process. 

Guarantee

B A Die Mold stands behind its products and services. We will do whatever we can to ensure the success of every mold we build and, on the rare occasion when an issue arises, we will take whatever steps we must to make it right.

Our customers, many of whom we have worked with us for more than 35 years, know that we deliver every mold production-ready. We also provide training for those new to using our patented PERC System for unscrewing molds (Click HERE to learn more) so that every shot counts right from the start.

Click HERE to access our FastQuote web form and let us build your next mold. We guarantee you’ll enjoy working with our team and you’ll see firsthand how a quality mold from B A Die Mold can boost your bottom line.