MTD Micro Molding (www.mtdmicromolding.com), a long-time leader in micro-injection molding for the medical device industry, invests in additional capacity in their in-house tooling and molding departments with the purchase of new equipment and upgrades.
The molding department will be adding two 20-ton Sodick molding presses with ancillary equipment to the existing Class 8 certified cleanrooms, including full automation and in-line inspection.
In addition to the molding expansion, MTD has purchased a new CMM (coordinate measuring machine) and a high-speed milling machine to support the in-house tooling department. MTD is specialized in designing and constructing 100% of micromolding tools in-house, allowing the technological handshake between tooling and molding to result in superior products, shorter lead-times, and better project management.
“I am really looking forward to the CMM machine because it will allow us to level up our tooling accuracy even higher”, said Gary Hulecki, Executive VP at MTD Micro Molding. MTD’s current workpiece accuracy target is 42 millionths, which enables part features like .002” wall thicknesses, aspect ratios of 250:1, zero draft, and tip radii of 5 microns to exist. This precision will only improve with this new piece of equipment. “As a company, we are poised for significant growth and these investments mark the beginning of that transition”, he added.
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