Since our beginning in 1972, Matrix Tool has been noted for high precision tooling for the Automotive Electrical Connector industry. In the late 1980’s Matrix transitioned to a full-service provider of both tooling and injection molding for the Automotive sector. Despite global sourcing initiatives, Matrix remains a preferred source for some of the most complex and demanding Electrical Connectors being produced today.
Automotive Plastic Injection Molding & Electrical Connectors
Overall, Matrix is a world class supplier with excellent technical support, technology and business processes. Matrix is a tremendous partner to have in our supply chain.
The Automotive Industry has developed some of the best practices as it relates to part design, technology adoption and cost containment. In the world of electrical connectors, the Automotive Industry has few peers when it comes to complexity, precision and production volume. This is an environment that Matrix has thrived in for nearly 50 years.
Changing a Paradigm
We had an Automotive customer approach us for a difficult, 16-cavity electrical connector part. Because of the critical nature of the application, they wanted to incorporate a lot of plastics technology into the tool: hot runner system, RJG pressure transducers, etc. We could have quoted what the customer had asked for, but we looked at the proposed layout and mold stack dimensions and we wanted to take a totally different approach.