Welcome to Unique Model Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI

Secondary Tooling Department

If you're looking for a secondary tooling supplier, you should know that Unique Model's secondary tooling department is innovative, committed to customer satisfaction and provides superior workmanship. When it comes to supplying customers with design and fabrication of secondary tooling for compression molded parts, you won't find a better source anywhere.

Here is a brief example of how we produce waterjet nests for automotive headliners.

We start with your math data. We then CNC machine a high-density foam pattern, from which an aluminum casting is made. This casting is made with all the required features including machine stock on the surface so it can later be CNC machined to exact specifications. This will give the customer a tool that will hold up for the entire production run with very little maintenance at a very competitive price.

For a lower cost alternative, we can also produce fiber-glass and epoxy resin waterjet nests. These are hand laminated using a CNC machined block of Poly-board for a model. With an aluminum base and fork lift channels, little maintenance is required.

Call us today (616) 791-0966. With our vast experience in this field we can help you determine which method to use and quickly respond back with a quote.


  • Aluminum waterjet nests
  • Epoxy waterjet nests
  • Cooling bucks
  • Die-trim machines
  • Edge-wrap tools
  • Assembly nests
  • Prototype form tools

 2500 Walker Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544                   (616) 791-0966