Low Volume Plastics for Custom Lenses

Broadview runs low volume production for industry leader in high-design landscaping furniture and advanced LED lighting, Landscape Forms. This saves major tooling dollars, and allows the company to offer customization options to it’s customer base of universities, airports, and large corporations.

The Sentinel Bollard, for example, is often ordered in low quantity batches with a custom colored light lens so that a company can translate their cohesive brand look throughout their campus, which makes manufacturing a huge challenge.

In addition to below-minimum quantity orders and frequent color changes, this piece is difficult to mold. Because of it’s thick side walls and structural inserts, it would take an enormous investment to make hard tooling for a part like this.

Broadview overcomes these manufacturing challenges using a highly crafted urethane casting process.