Transportation

Transportation Applications

The transpiration industry is concentrated on commercial vehicles that transport goods throughout the supply chain. It also includes vocational vehicles that build infrastructure and collect refuse, as well as buses built on commercial truck platforms. CORE Molding Technologies started in the heavy truck industry in the early 1980s and has deep roots and expertise in the industry. Today CORE operates multiple manufacturing locations and is proud to maintain strong relationships with nearly every commercial truck manufacturer in North America.

Durability
Strength
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.

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.

Lower Cost Through Composites
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.

Application Specific Materials
North American Manufacturing Coverage
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.

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.

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.

Large Press Expertise
Increase Payload Capacity
Large Press Expertise

CORE operates some of the highest tonnage compression and low-pressure injection molding presses in North America. These assets enable our customers to design large surface area, deep draw parts without the need for secondary assembly.

Increase Payload Capacity

Every pound taken out of a vehicle's mass is a pound that can be freighted and converted to revenue for your customers. CORE is the leader in low-mass, high-strength material development and commercialization for the commercial vehicle markets. We offer the industry's widest range of material options that balance strength and weight performance.