All OMNI Mold Systems products are proudly made in the U.S.A.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are OMNI products made in the US?
A. Yes! OMNI is very proud to say that all of our products are made
in the United States of America. You can count on our quality and
Q. What material does OMNI use for mold bases?
A. OMNI uses only Edro RoyAlloy stainless steel. When you get a
stainless steel mold base from OMNI you get "an all stainless
frame". All of our plates are made of the same steel, not just
the "A" and "B" plates.
Q. Can I get OMNI CAD files on CD?
A. OMNI has CD's with both 2-D and Solid files. We can fill most
Q. Can I get a mold base with a different pocket
than what you have in the catalog?
A. Yes. That is what we call a special. We use all standard OMNI
plates and make new A or B plates with the pocket you need. These
are quoted on a per order basis.
Q. Will OMNI complete the mold base with all
ejector pin holes, water lines, side locks, and cavity screw holes
according to my print?
A. Yes. That is a new service with OMNI. We will do all the finish
work as noted after you finish your design around one of our standard
moldbases and ship out in just 5 to 7 days.
Q. Do all OMNI mold bases come with pockets already
A. Yes. The idea behind OMNI is to work around a standard to reduce
costs and lead times. We have multiple pocket options available
as well as plate thickness options.
Q. What if I need greaseless bushings? A. Just let us know when you place your order. We will
quote a new price and ship your mold base with the correct bushings.
Q. I will be using a Hot Runner. How do I order
an OMNI mold base this way?
A. We have made all our interface information available in our newest
catalog. All the information your hot runner manufacturer will need
to interface with OMNI is there so that the hot half will bolt right
up when received from your hot runner supplier. All OMNI will need
from you, is the locations of the drops so we can alter the mold
Q. How do I find the best fit for my application?
A. OMNI offers a free preliminary layout service. Just send a file
of your part to us and we will return a layout showing your part
in one of our systems. This is the quickest and easiest way for
you to get started.
Q. Will OMNI build a custom mold base to my prints?
A. Although OMNI prefers to stick with our own standards, we realize
that many of our customers prefer our quality and service over others'.
Because of this we have started to do some custom work as long as
it is with in our size ranges.
Q. What type of finish work is required with
A. We leave .005 stock on critical dimensions to allow for final
fitting of the slides in your pockets and for final shut off. These
areas are noted in our catalog.
Q. Is there any real advantage to using OMNI
Versa-Slides instead of making custom slides in house?
A. Depending on whether you are a molder or mold maker the advantages
vary. For molders, the advantage is that if you have an accident
in the machine and destroy all or part of a slide unit, you can
call and OMNI can send replacements. Because of our very tight tolerances
the new parts will fit right into the existing mold. This can greatly
reduce down time. For mold makers the advantage is that the cost
of a Versa-Slide versus making a custom slide from scratch is much
less. It is also much quicker because the design is done as well
as 95% of the finish grinding.
Q. Can I use OMNI's Versa-Slides in my custom
A. Yes. Versa-Slides are very versatile and can be easily adapted
to any design.
Q. Can I order just components from your slide
assemblies, or do I have to order a complete assembly?
A. Yes you can order individual components. An OMNI rep. will be
happy to help with part numbers.
Q. If I have questions, is there someone I can
A. Absolutely! We have a tech support staff that is made up of past
mold designers and mold makers, who all know the OMNI product line
very well. You can count on getting intelligent answers to all your
product related questions.
Q. What is the normal delivery time for OMNI
A. All OMNI products are completely inventoried. We ship the day
after you place an order for a mold base and the same day for components,
if ordered by 12:00 noon eastern time.