What's New


Introducing the new CADalog, a streamlined method to receive the entire Progressive Components catalog of CAD geometry in the file format of choice, either as a USB drive or online download option. Designers who receive the CADalog USB will receive notifications as new products are released and have the opportunity to download just the newly added components for easy updating.

Progressive has announced the release of its Insulator Block, installed on the outside of the mold to protect Progressive’s CounterViews and CVe Monitors from temperatures found when molding high-temperature resins.

Progressive’s System Cooling platform offers validation of pressure, temperature, and flow in all cooling circuits of a mold. Progressive now offers High Temp Manifolds which will support temperatures up to 250° F / 120° C.

Progressive Components recently added new products to support the unique needs of medical tools for clean room molding, joining over a dozen products that offer advantages for cleanroom environments.

Progressive Components recently increased their Ejector Pin core hardness to 48-50 HRC., and expanded their product line with sixty sizes added for their Inch, DIN, and JIS standard pins.

Progressive’s CVe Mould Monitoring system is on thousands of tools worldwide since its initial release in 2011, and new features were added for K2016. For 2017, we continue to evolve the CVe Live technology to further enable unprecedented visibility of tooling and production.

New Standards for Releasing Undercuts

Progressive Components announces the new ModuLifter™ Undercut Release System. This new component is a rod-style, standardized modular lifter assembly that simplifies the release of undercuts for large molds.

The ModuLifter consists of six different base sizes that accept rods from ½” to 1½” diameters.

Production mold component developer and distributor, Progressive Components, announces the release of its new Component Certification program, which offers visibility of supplier component purchases and verification of mold specification compliance.

Progressive Components announces its new Z-Series Inserted Bar Locks, designed for mold weights from 25,000 to 75,000 lbs.


Progressive Components and Tooling Software Technology, LLC (TST) have announced an alliance bringing Progressive's library of parts to VISI CAD, exclusively distributed in North America by TST.

Global supplier to the tooling and molding industry based in Wauconda, Illinois, Progressive Components, received the first-place designation of Best Places to Work at the Plastics News Executive Forum, March 6th, 2018, in Naples, Florida. The company ranked number 2 in 2017, moving up to the number 1 spot in 2018 in a field of 17 finalists.

Industrial supplier Progressive Components, based in Wauconda, Illinois, was recently named one of twelve “Best Places to Work” by Crain Communications publication, Plastics News. Then at the publications annual Executive Forum in Naples, Florida, on March 28, 2017, Progressive ranked in the first runner-up spot amongst the twelve finalists.

U.S. mold equipment supplier Progressive Components Inc. came to the Chinaplas show in Shanghai with a very specific mission — cracking down on violators of its intellectual property.