Four Advantages Of Utilizing A Domestic Tooling Source:

Elite Mold & Engineering – Domestic Tooling Experts 

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Elite Mold & Engineering just celebrated 2023’s Macomb Manufacturing Day on October 5th at our state-of-the-art facility in Shelby Township. We invited students from around the Macomb County, Michigan area to come by and learn all about the modern world of plastic injection molding and 3D printing technology.

We’re happy to report that we had an outstanding turnout of young, eager minds excited to step out of the classroom for a look behind the curtain on the factory floor. Check out our photos from the event – and get in touch if you want to get involved next year! We hope to have some cool new machines and tech to show off for an even bigger turnout in 2024!

What is Macomb County, Michigan Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day is a nationally-recognized event held on the first Friday every October. Technically, we have more of a Manufacturing Week for Macomb County – held October 2nd through 6th for 2023.

The event was created to celebrate the innovative and ever-evolving world of American manufacturing, focused on education and inspiration for students interested in an industrial career. It’s a great opportunity for today’s students to connect current classroom learning with real, on-the-job skills, hopefully helping to inspire tomorrow’s generation of manufacturing industry professionals.

Committed to the Local Michigan Community and Quality American Manufacturing

Based out of Shelby Township, Michigan since 1982, Elite Mold & Engineering is backed by more than four decades of high-quality plastic injection molding services to the greater Metro Detroit region and beyond. Our company is dedicated to helping out the local community and hopefully inspiring the next generation of innovation in American manufacturing.


By utilizing domestic tooling, you can benefit from improved communication with your tooling vendor. No more late-night meetings or waiting days for a response from an overseas vendor. Instead, with both parties in the same or similar time zone, you can ensure timely communication that aligns with your schedule. Moreover, this approach allows you to save valuable time and money on travel expenses for potential tryouts.

Confidentiality & ITAR

When working on a highly confidential or new design, where getting to the market first is crucial, confidentiality becomes an absolute necessity. By partnering with a domestic U.S. supplier that possesses complete in-house mold construction capabilities, you can have greater confidence in the security of your data, knowing that it will not be shared without your knowledge. This is particularly essential for government projects that require ITAR data protection, making the utilization of a domestic tooling vendor a mandatory requirement.

No Additional International Shipping or Tariff Cost

With a domestic tooling supplier, you can avoid additional charges such as international freight, customs, and tariffs. The savings on shipping costs can help offset the price differences between low-cost country tooling and domestically built options. Furthermore, by choosing domestic suppliers, you can avoid delays caused by mold transportation via ocean freight or costly airfreight shipments. Saving both time and money is made possible with a domestic tooling supplier.

Qualification All In One Place

When constructing and qualifying a mold, it is essential to possess prior knowledge of any modifications or tuning that have already been undertaken. By opting for domestic mold construction, your chosen provider can ensure that they possess a comprehensive understanding and documentation of all prior work completed on the mold. This facilitates a more efficient problem-solving process and enables effective troubleshooting of potential flaws.

Let Elite Become Your Preffered Domestic Tooling Partner

Elite Mold & Engineering has been crafting top-notch plastic injection molds domestically in the United States for nearly four decades. Our talented team of experienced designers and skilled professionals in the Tooling Department are dedicated to constructing robust, high-quality, and efficient molds tailored to meet your specific project requirements.

Discover the multitude of benefits when you choose a domestic tooling source. With our expertise, experience, and commitment to quality, we provide a multitude of key advantages that will streamline your operations. Our local presence ensures seamless communication, offering you the convenience of direct and efficient collaboration. Elite’s stringent quality control measures guarantee precision and reliability, delivering top-notch tooling solutions tailored to your specific needs. Also, by choosing a domestic source, you support local businesses and contribute to the growth of your community. Our quick turnaround times ensure that you stay ahead of the competition, enabling you to meet even the tightest project deadlines. Embrace the numerous advantages of a domestic tooling source and watch your productivity soar.