• We are committed to creating
    high-end designs.
  • High-quality products
    for high-quality clients.
  • Design solutions across
    multiple industries, and all environments.

Learn About Nelson-Miller


Watch Guard Video | A Nelson-Miller Engineered Solution

Complete Solution

Here, the entire solution is presented, and includes the case, back plate, and holster.

45° Side Angle

In this 45º view, the front of the case is presented, as well as the rubberized grip. The front of the case showcases two integrated light guides at the top of the opening, as well as an integrated, rubberized "record" button.

45° Side Angle

From this view, the opposite side is presented, and showcases the rubberized button, in addition to the light guides and "record" button.


This backside view presented the rear of the holster, as well as the clothing clip.


This backside view presented the rear of the holster, as well as the clothing clip.

Our Plastic Injection Molding Capabilities

Nelson-Miller offers a wide range of plastic injection molding capabilities to meet our customer’s most demanding applications and requirements. Our custom injection molding solutions support anything from high volume consumer products to lower volume medical applications, and all that’s in between. Our skilled engineering staff provides tool design and development, and our factory provides prompt and efficient fabrication.

Plastic Injection Molding Capability

Injection Mold Design

Advanced Quality Equipment and Testing

Our broad range of injection molding capabilities can support a wide range of customer volume demands and design types. Our injection molding capabilities include single and double-shot injection molding,

in-mold decorating, overmolding, insert molding and rapid prototyping. Our injection molding machines range from 20 to 800 tons, and we can provide a wide range of materials and specialty finishes, including screen printing, pad printing, laser etching, spray painting, electroplating and rubber grip surfaces.


Our factories are ISO 9000 certified, and many are also QS9000 or TS16949 certified as well.


Our varied manufacturing capabilities can support a wide range of customer volume demands and design types.


Molding types:

  • Simple injection molded
  • Double injection molded
  • In-mold decorating
  • Over molding insert molding
  • SLA (prototyping)


Molding machine ranges: 20-800 ton


Wide range of different materials available


Specialty finishes:

  • Silkscreen printing
  • Pad printing
  • Laser etching
  • Spray painting
  • Electro-plating
  • Rubber grip surface


In-house mold and tool design and fabrication

For in-house mold tool design and fabrication, you’ve come to the right place. Nelson-Miller utilizes advanced computer systems to better serve our customers. With state-of-the-art software such as Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, and AutoCAD, among others, we can provide flow-mold analysis and other specialty injection molding services, such as plastic injection molding.

Our skilled personnel, trained in defect detection and prevention methods, use the latest quality control equipment such as CNC CMM, optical comparator, and roughness testers to deliver high quality parts.

Nelson-Miller designed case for Powerley. Includes a highly complex deadfront matrix, and integrated button.

Inogen Generation 1, oxygen generating system. Includes a membrane switch developed by Nelson-Miller.


With years of experience in design and manufacturing, we have some projects to show for it.




Nelson-Miller has the best and brightest in every field. This strong team is the backbone of everything we do.


Joining the Nelson-Miller team in 2013, Hosmel brings a wealth of knowledge earned through his many years at companies such as Precision Dynamics, and Zymed.



Jim has been the President of Nelson-Miller since 2001. Prior to joining Nelson-Miller, Jim held executive leadership positions atTyco, Taliq, and Lasercard Systems.


For the past 35 years, Tracy has worked tirelessly for the Nelson-Miller team, leading various teams including, Finance, Customer Service, and Sales.


Nelson-Miller started nearly 80 years ago here in Los Angeles when two brothers named Miller decided to form Miller Dial.  The

company started by making luminescent dials for the thriving, local aerospace industry.  Their reputation grew, and additional customers asked for both dials and nameplates.  About 10 years later, in 1946, Fred Nelson left Miller and formed a company of his own.  This company became Nelson Nameplate.  He opened a 1000 square foot facility and started making nameplates for various customers throughout the world.  Years passed, the world discovered plastic and we realized we could print conductive lines on these plastics, and then soon after came the membrane switch.  Both Nelson and Miller provided these switches to many industries across the country and throughout the world.  In 2011, the two companies decided we could be more effective as partners and merged forming Nelson-Miller.


We have a long history of working with our local government and environmental agencies to provide a safe and socially responsible workplace and workforce.  In 2003, we were recognized by the EPA with the Agency’s Environment Award of Outstanding Achievement.  The sitting Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed legislation at our facility implementing a First-in-the-Nation Green Chemistry Program.  We have maintained a strong partnership with FOLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River) and help with their cleanup efforts each year.  This year we have sent a notification to our customers of our intent to move away from solvent printing and convert as much of our internal printing to Digital or UV inks.  We would like to thank our customers for their help with this changeover as they recognize this is just the right thing to do for our environment!


As time passes, the needs of our customers change and our focus has changed as well.  At one time we provided dials, then nameplates, then switches; today we provide solutions.  For some customers, our original products are still exactly what they need, but for others they now feel a touchscreen is the best way to use their machine.  For others, they may need an injection molded case with an integrated

In-Mold Label.  Today Nelson-Miller offers these things and many others.  This website is more of a “catalog of ideas” showing our major product offerings.  However, the main purpose for this, is to reintroduce Nelson-Miller as a company.  We are proud of our history, but we are no longer “the nameplate company” but instead a company here to help you in any way we can.  If you have not had one of our sales professionals at your facility in some time, we would love a chance to come in and show you some of the innovative solutions we have provided the last few years.  We are confident you will be both surprised and impressed by the New Nelson-Miller!


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