Infeed section of a pultrusion machine showing rovings wetted with resin.
Custom round, square and trapezoidal forming collars in various sizes.
Custom Forming Collars

About Us

GAZ Consulting, LLC was formed by Greg Zjaba (IPA: zäba) to bring tooling and machine design services primarily to the composites industry, with a focus on pultrusion processing.
Greg has over 30 years of experience in machinery and tooling design and holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He worked as a machinist through college and has been very hands-on throughout his career, working alongside mechanics on numerous machine rebuilding and installation projects. This background has enabled him to better understand how machines and tools fail, and to design for higher reliability and maintainability.
Greg’s composite experience includes natural-fiber compression molding, BMC extrusion and pultrusion. He was lead on pultrusion equipment and infeed tooling at a major ladder manufacturer and oversaw the machinery aspects of the quadrupling their pultrusion capacity. Experience at another pultruder included more complex and lower volume products.
More background information can be found here: www.linkedin.com/in/gregzjaba
Services
Assembly drawing of metal inserted reverse bend former.
GAZ Consulting, LLC offers tooling and machine design support for the composites industry with an emphasis on the pultrusion process.
Areas where we can help include:
Pultrusion infeed tooling including complex profiles
Custom forming collars/shoulders
Pultruder and pultrusion saw design
EPA MACT compliance
Process development from a machinery and tooling perspective
Resin mixing
Product design and development
Machinery redesign and rebuilding
Hydraulic system troubleshooting and upgrading
General machinery design
Machinery alignment
Tooling and mold design
Design work is done in SolidWorks with SimSolid used for FEA as needed.
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