Construction / Agriculture

Capabilities / Industry Applications / Construction/Agriculture

Construction / Agriculture Applications

The ConAg industry encompasses equipment to move and improve soil, and support farm production, road construction and utility expansion. CORE Molding Technologies provides a unique mix of materials, processes and geographic locations needed to exceed the expectations of our construction and agricultural OEM customers’ needs. CORE’s ability to produce parts using a variety of processes from a variety of locations makes CORE the right choice for your construction and agricultural program needs.

Competitive Cost
Durability
Competitive Cost

Composites often present lower tooling costs and the ability to combine multiple pieces into one component eliminating complexity, waste and assembly labor costs. With an industry-leading range of material and process options, CORE can collaborate with you to select the right combinations that optimize cost and performance for your specific project.

Durability

Composites are known for durability due to their high strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to chemicals and corrosives. This makes composites an ideal choice for many demanding applications that experience heavy loading and fatigue cycling in harsh environments, typical of applications in this industry.

Application Specific Materials
Application Specific Materials

Unlike providers with only one material or process to offer, CORE has a variety of materials to meet the specific needs of your product.  With both thermoset and thermoplastic capabilities, the expertise to specially formulate materials for your particular performance requirements, and a range of processes to fit your program parameters, CORE can customize a solution perfectly suited to meet your needs.

Corrosion Resistance
Lower Cost Through Composites
Corrosion Resistance

Give your products longer life and avoid quality problems and costly warranty claims from corrosion and chemical damage by substituting composites for traditional metals. Composites meet or exceed many challenging performance standards, while preventing rot and rust. CORE can assist you in designing corrosion and chemically resistance parts through the use of styrene monomers and custom formulations for application to specific products exposed to harsh environments.

Lower Cost Through Composites

Avoid continued high cost increases from the steel and other industries by development of or conversion to lower cost composite materials, which are shielded from the volatile economic drivers that can affect steels and specialty alloys. CORE's expertise includes balancing the tooling and startup costs of a program with ongoing production costs, to help you select the optimum combination for your program, no matter its characteristics.

North American Manufacturing Coverage
North American Manufacturing Coverage

In today's markets, the cost of transporting products has become a large portion of the overall cost equation. CORE has 7 strategic manufacturing locations throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Diversified process capabilities, in conjunction with strategic locations, means it's likely CORE has a solution that is well-suited and convenient to your needs.

Integration of Multiple Components
Reduce Soil Compaction
Integration of Multiple Components

Combining multiple components into fewer parts reduces complexity and lowers assembly and labor costs in your operations.  CORE can apply our design and engineered plastics expertise to help you eliminate cost by developing designs that integrate multiple components into a single molded part.

Reduce Soil Compaction

Increase crop yields by reducing soil compaction through strategic lightweighting of your equipment through use of composites.  CORE can help you identify applications where strategic lightweighting can reduce the overall weight of your products and increase their value to your customers.

Program Support
Program Support

CORE has experience supporting programs of all types, from prototype through serial production. Whether your program launches with First Article Inspection (FAI) or a fully-developed Run-at-Rate PPAP approval, we have the talent, systems, and expertise to handle it. Using rigorous APQP processes in a Phase Gate approach, we turnkey the entire tooling development and production approval process. You can count on CORE for an on-time, flawless program launch.

Strength
Strength

Composites have a higher strength-to-weight ratio than most steel and aluminum alloys. Composites can also be tailored to add strength where needed without the need for additional components or support structures.