Envision Plastics and Design is a unique plastics fabrication company. Using a technology called NMR (No Molds
Required), we fabricate plastic enclosures, plastic panels, plastic shrouds, and various other types of plastic
electronic housings. We specialize in short to medium production volumes (5-5000 EAU) including prototypes.
The ability to manufacture plastic enclosures and housings without the use of tooling or molds saves our
customers thousands of dollars in tooling costs and save them weeks to months in development and delivery time.
One other very apparent benefit with our method of building plastic enclosures is the fact that the customer has
design flexibility at all stages of the products life.
We are a spin off of DuFresne Manufacturing, a leader in sheet metal fabrication in the Midwest. DuFresne
specializes in enclosures, housings, and panels as well. All Envision employees have been trained in DuFresne's
corporate methodologies in regard to processes and quality systems. DuFresne is ISO 9001:2000 certified and have
been practicing Six Sigma for over eight years.
Ex-DuFresne employee Doug Rosenthal, now Envision's VP of Operations, discovered NMR Technology while still
an employee in the sales department at DuFresne. In May of 2000, Doug was standing at one of the welding booths
at DuFresne with one of his customers' engineers. He told him about a plastics fabrication technology which could
produce plastic enclosures, housings, and panels, without the need for any molds or tooling. Which, of course,
spawned a discussion about other industry applications for this NMR.
Later that night, Doug researched some information on the internet about the creator of this plastics fabrication
technology who was based in Germany. Within two weeks, Doug had contacted this firm, received sample boxes
and panels, and made a strong recommendation to DuFresne's President, Bob DuFresne, to look into this and see
what types of customers we could further serve with plastic€¦more specifically plastic enclosures. Bob agreed, and
Doug became the champion of this idea and inquired with several customers as to how they could benefit from
The results were extremely positive. By the end of summer, Bob and Doug took a trip to Germany to learn more
about NMR. By fall, a license was purchased and training began. By January 2001, Envision had their first order
building both plastic enclosures and plastic panels for 3M.
Since then, Envision has grown every year and has become a worldwide leader in NMR Technology serving over
100 customers annually with their plastic enclosure needs.
Envision Plastics • 3513 Commerce Blvd • White Bear Lake, MN 55110 • 651-765-6738