Tag Archives: urethane

Custom Project? Go Urethane!

Ready to get started on you next project? Urethane is an amazing choice for your next custom mold project.

What exactly makes Urethane such a great choice? It's physical properties allow it to be the ultimate "tough guy" when it comes to molding materials. Urethane possesses:

  • Outstanding Abrasion Resistance
  • Excellent Cut...
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Homerun for Harkness!

  We wanted to share an interesting, successful project we worked on recently with our client, ProBatter Sports. ProBatter Sports has been designing and supplying state-of-the-art pitching systems since 1999. Mike Suba, VP of Engineering came to Harkness with two goals in mind: 1) Improving the performance of the urethane in ProBatter’s current pitching system and 2)...
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The difference between cast urethane and injection molding

    At Harkness Industries, we offer both injection molding and cast urethane. Understanding the difference between these two types of products can make a big difference in your bottom line.         Injection Molding Injection molding starts with the creation of what is called a hard tool. Think of this like a mold, a hard mold. The...
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New Gaskets for Old Equipment

Finding parts for old equipment can be difficult or even impossible depending upon the age. So when a machine is still capable of years of performance yet a gasket goes that can't be found the answer is to get a new one custom made to continues the life of the equipment. At Harkness Industries,...
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Urethane Outperforms in Construction

Concrete is a big part of construction and yet, wood and other materials continue to be the most common choice for concrete molds. Sure for foundations, and large areas, that may make the most sense, but when it comes to footings, concrete stamping and other smaller items, urethane molds are impossible to beat. Urethane is Read more

Prototype? Cast Urethane is Ideal

Injection molding is great for high volumes, but when it comes to small runs, what you really need is a cast urethane process. That's what makes it ideal for prototypes. Cast urethane processes are fast and cost-effective so whether it's the medical equipment industry or robotics, a durable plastic component can be made quickly at a...
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Harkness Industries Recertified as ISO 9001-2008 Compliant

Harkness Industries successfully completed a recertification audit by DQS Inc. in December, 2015. The certification verifies that the Quality Management System implemented and maintained by Harkness meets the requirements of the ISO 9001-2008 standard for the manufacture of urethane sheets, tubes, rods, bars, as well as custom-molded urethanes and injection molding and extrusion of engineering resins. Harkness...
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Jumbo Pour!

Harkness grows its aerospace business by expanding into Guerin urethane forming pads in a big way! In March 2015, Harkness produced a “Jumbo” forming pad for an 800 ton press. The 50” diameter x 10” thick pad weighed more than 900 pounds once completed and became single largest part that Harkness has ever manufactured. Guerin pad forming...
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Harkness February News Update

We hope your February is off to a great start. We have a few exciting updates to bring you this month, so let's get to it! First, we would like to welcome Tim Emerson to the team as our Controller. Tim brings with him experience in strategic planning, operations management, as well as financial analysis and...
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Endless Application Opportunities

Frank & Bob at the 2014 International Association of Plastic Distribution Expo in Chicago explaining the diverse uses of polyurethane and the wide range of hardnesses available to suit a variety of environments and applications. If you would like to request a quote please contact us or use our Request...
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