RAM Inc. is a manufacturer of custom molded components. The primary materials that we use to produce our components are Composite Engineered Thermoplastics and Thermosets. We produce products for many high tech industries including aerospace, defense, energy, medical, as well as commercial applications.
RAM’s engineering staff is dedicated to assisting our customers in developing products that meet the functional requirements and provide the best value. To develop our processes and procedures we use PFMEA and DFEMA tools to ensure that our products are manufactured to the exacting standards of our customer’s needs. Our engineering staff has also been trained in PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) which helps us to understand the specification requirements and consistently meet those requirements during the actual production run at the quoted production rate.
You will find a complete list of materials that we currently use on the materials page. Our most prevalent material is PolyEtherEtherKetone (PEEK) which is a high performance engineered thermoplastic. PEEK grades offer chemical and water resistance similar to PPS (PolyPhenylene Sulfide), but can operate at higher temperatures. PEEK can be used continuously to 480 degrees F (250 degrees C) and in hot water or steam without permanent loss in physical properties. For hostile environments, PEEK is a high strength alternative to aluminum. PEEK carries a V-0 flammability rating and exhibits very low smoke and toxic gas emission when exposed to flame. Although PEEK requires high processing temperatures, it can be processed using modified standard.This material has been used in many component applications that are transitioning from metals to thermoplastics.
Our material list includes but is not limited to:
Liquid Crystal Polymer…..LCP
Nylon and other Thermoplastics
Carbon / Glass Fillers
EMI Shielding and Much More
We manufacture components that range in size from under .150” in Diameter to over 15” in diameter. From our 20 Ton semi-automatic to our 750 Ton 221 cubic inch automatic mold machine, we cover a wide spectrum of possibilities. In concert with our engineering team, we believe that RAM has the capability to provide the components that you require in one of the best PO to Delivery timelines in the industry.
Engineered Solutions / Innovations:
- Cost out – lead out.
- Metal to thermoplastic conversions
- Cost reduction initiatives
Precision Molding Challenges / Solutions:
- Precision Control to 0.002”
- Component Property Enhancement
- Varying Component Section Thickness
Complex Precision Control:
- State of the Art GD&T
- Lean Manufacturing Principles
- Cpk Analysis
- Capability Charts
- Probability Charts
- X Bar & R
- Problem Solving
- Ishikawa Diagrams
- Pareto Charts
ASTM / ISO Properties & Conformance:
- Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection…FPI
- Non-destructive Testing…..NDT
- Destructive Testing
- Tensile Testing
- Mechanical Testing
- Electrical Testing
Assemblies / Post Mold Operations:
RAM is not only your source for molded solutions but also for complete component solutions. We provide assembly services and post molding services that meet the needs within the industry. Some of the services that we provide are:
- Dedicated assembly department
- Fully staffed Deburr department
- SCARA robot assembly service
- Sonic Welding
- Part Marking
Machine Shop Operations:
As described in the Manufacturing section, RAM’s machining department is completely equipped and staffed to provide a full range of machining services. From our Vertical CNC Milling centers to our live tailstock CNC lathes, we offer total component solutions.