Forté Products is a leading provider of OEM parts and products to diverse industries world-wide.
When you engage Forté for your project, you benefit from our expertise to not only engineer parts best suited to rotational molding,but also to design the product to take full advantage of material and process parameters that Forté continually researches and practices.
We are committed to your complete satisfaction, innovative in our approach to your needs and dedicated to meet and exceed your expectations.
CUSTOM ROTATIONAL MOLDING
CUSTOM ROTATIONAL MOLDING
Small to Large Parts
Sizes to fit your needs
A wide variety of part sizes can be produced on Forté's conventional 3 and 4 arm machines. Additionally, Forté's unique rock & roll machine can produce parts up to 23 feet in length and 10 feet in diameter.
SECONDARY ASSEMBLY / FINISHING
Foam filling, graphics, hardware & components, molded-in inserts
Secondary assembly and finishing at Forté addresses unique features desired for your part or end product. Such features include molded-in inserts which can increase efficiency in assembly of your part; handles that are designed into your part; graphics which make your products stand out among your competitors and foam fill to add insulation or part integrity. All of these services are under Forté's direction and priority.
TOOLING & FIXTURES
In-house design and build
At Forté , all of your primary tooling and fixtures are built in house or guided by top-quality external toolmakers. Tools can be either cast aluminum or fabricated steel. Varied surface treatments are available. Forté will assist you to design simple to complex tooling. Forté 's maintenance and repair shop will assure your tooling is always ready to produce parts to your expectations.
BENCH & LINE ASSEMBLY
Concept to finished part
When your part requires assembly, Forté not only molds your part, but can add components, hardware and graphics. Whether simple or complex, foam filled or not, Forté performs the work required to get your part ready for you or your customers.
DESIGN & ENGINEERING
Features engineered in
Forté's product design and engineering group works as an extension of your organization. Your projects are designed via SolidWorks and AutoCAD software, as well as a full array of engineering services to include FEA, Parisolids and prototyping. From aerospace to military,from major corporations to small businesses, Forté will meet your stringent requirements for optimal material, form, fit and function, as well as desired certifications.
DROP SHIPPING & DISTRIBUTION
Produce, Warehouse, Ship
Forté is a dependable logistics extension of your company. We offer complete inventory and drop-ship services to better assure fast and efficient delivery to your customers. You can be confident in on-time and complete-to-order accuracy. Think of Forté as your company’s distribution annex.
Quality based on ISO9000/AS9000 standards
Forté quality systems are based on stringent military, FAA and major corporation standards. Quality is tracked and reported continuously, throughout the day, resulting in better rates/results compared to industry norms.Critical Data Sheets, detailed work instructions and a First Article Inspection documentation/approval process assure consistency for your parts and products.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Small things count
Forté operations are guided by Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) that review critical data and performance weekly. KPI feedback is used to best assure all aspects of your projects, and our performance, are working toward improvements and results that exceed your expectations. No detail is too small.
Second to None
Committed to YOU
Forté customer service is your most recognized and proven benefit. Forté makes doing business with us easy. Our communication, our experience and our response time make the difference for you. Challenges are addressed and resolved quickly. Just ask our current, loyal customers.
Guarding your reputation
Forté enjoys long-standing and valued partnerships with companies who are proud to place their name and reputation on parts and products we manufacture for them.
Forté is honored that many customers have been with us for 30+ years.
On Call 24/7
Account Managers are your dedicated resource to anything and everything Forté . Our account management structure guides your projects through development to implementation and is never ending.
ROTATIONAL MOLDING PROCESS
STAGE 1 - LOAD/UNLOAD -
A pre-measured 35 mesh powdered resin, colored or natural, is loaded into an open cast aluminum or stainless steel mold. The two halves of the mold are closed and clamped together. Several molds can be mounted together on a framework or a spider grid on an arm.
STAGE 3 - COOLING CHAMBERS-
The arm with molds is indexed to cooling chambers where air or water, or both, cool the molds, and finished part inside the mold, to a desired temperature, over a desired amount of time. The molds continue to rotate slowly about two axes.
STAGE 2 - OVEN -
The arm with molds is indexed into a heated oven where the molds rotate slowly about two axes after the oven door is closed. The powdered resin cascades to the heated, inner walls of the molds, melts and forms layers, to the desired wall thickness, of the parts being molded.
STAGE 4 - LOAD/UNLOAD-
The molds are opened on the load/unload platform and the finished,molded parts are removed. The finished part is transferred to a finishing area where desired secondary operations, such as routed openings, band saw cuts, parting line finishing and other operations, are performed.
DRAINAGE DITCH END WALL
FURNITURE / DISPLAYS
CROSSING GUARD CADDY
FOOD SERVICE CART
STABLE I COMPLIANT I EXCHANGEABLE Our client designed a system to significantly reduce the time and effort involved with common drainage installations. The product had to be durable, stable, resistant to salt, chemicals and harsh environmental conditions and meet DOT and ASTM requirements. Forté manufactures three sections of the Endwall Drainage System that have proven successful in over 1,500 installations in the United States and Canada.
STRONG I RELIABLE I PERSONALIZED The original and leading provider of Bumper Post Sleeves in the industry takes full advantage of Forte Products’ mold-in and mold-on graphics capability to customize their product for a wide variety of customers. Further, Forte assists the client with intelligent inventory management to meet ever expanding customer needs.
DISTINGUISHED I SPECIFIED I NOTICEABLE When first conceived, these designer table pieces brought challenging features to the rotational molding process. Forte resolved the issues and molded parts that look exceptional wherever they are used.
STABLE I INTEGRAL I LONG LASTING These spa steps are dual purpose serving both to enable entry into a spa and also to provide storage space for towels, toys and spa cleaning products. Proper assembly is assured by Forte’s precise molding capabilities.
INNOVATIVE I GUARDED I CONTAINED Safety for children in school crosswalks was the primary motivation for the customer’s innovative Crossing Caddy. Forte’s design and engineering group was instrumental in developing the hinged door component of this Caddy.
SAFE I INVENTIVE I ACCOMMODATING With zero compromise for safety and insistence on exacting assembly, our customer relies on Forte to deliver theme park Strollers that perform as intended each time they are used.
DECORATIVE I ENLIGHTENED I VISIBLE Stringent quality and specialized inspection fixtures are required to best assure this highly visible light diffuser part looks perfect wherever it’s installed. Forte is up to the task.
STRUCTURED I DEPENDABLE I DEMANDING The largest part manufactured at Forté, the Vault meets stringent environmental specifications for durability and structure.
LONG-LASTING I SECURE I PLANNED Next time you attend a college or professional sports event, you may just be sitting in a Stadium Seat produced and finished at Forte Products.
DURABLE I STABLE I ADAPTABLE This large rotationally molded Housing is just one component used in the assembly of our client’s portable evaporative cooler found in factory shops, loading docks, greenhouses, garages, sporting events, livestock buildings, even outdoor dining areas like a company picnic.
VISIONARY I RESOURCEFUL I PIONEERING Dissatisfied with their past supplier, this customer transferred their tooling and production to Forte Products. Forte established an assembly work cell that assures quality and consistency in production. Since then, the customer called upon Forte to help develop and manufacture a second innovative Cooler.
SPECIALIZED I CONSISTENT I FUNDAMENTAL Demanding quality, specialized materials and parts manufactured for durability are on-going requirements of this patented Food Service Cart.