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Industrial Molds Group announced the addition of a Makino F-5 CNC high-speed machining center that will complete the company's robotics cell, which also has an S56 Makino high-speed machining center. Industrial Molds (Rockford, IL) is a manufacturer of injection molds specializing in complex part tools for Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers, industrial equipment, commercial appliance OEMs, medical and consumer packaging markets, building molds up to 1500 tons.

PlasticsToday Staff

January 31, 2012

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Industrial Molds completes automated moldmaking cell

Industrial Molds Group announced the addition of a Makino F-5 CNC high-speed machining center that will complete the company's robotics cell, which also has an S56 Makino high-speed machining center. Industrial Molds (Rockford, IL) is a manufacturer of injection molds specializing in complex part tools for Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers, industrial equipment, commercial appliance OEMs, medical and consumer packaging markets, building molds up to 1500 tons.

Over the past three years, Industrial Molds has invested more than $1 million in high-speed machining, EDM equipment and software. The company will showcase the capabilities of their 85,000-sq-ft plant at the upcoming Plastec West (Feb. 13-15; Anaheim, CA, Booth #4049; that show is owned and operated by PlasticsToday parent, UBM Canon).IndustrialMoldsMainEntrance.JPG

Industrial Molds Group

Additionally, one of the company's 2012 initiatives is to implement Lean Manufacturing procedures, including a 5S program. "Currently we are completely reorganizing the entire East side of our production facility," said Tim Peterson, VP of Industrial Molds Group. "Our goal is to become more efficient in how we work."

Industrial Molds offers mold design, engineering and manufacturing of injection molds with multiple features and complex geometry. With a team of 55 designers, engineers, machinists, and moldmakers, Industrial Molds provides R&D on new tooling, re-design/optimization of older tooling, and mold tryouts, qualification, and process validation at its Pyramid Plastics Inc. molding subsidiary.  Pyramid's injection molding capabilities, include 31 presses ranging in size from 22-1000 tons.

Industrial Molds offers project management and sales coordination to maintain communications between itself and its customers' engineering teams. The company's fully-staffed engineering Technology Center utilizes CAD/CAM software for product development assistance and to ensure manufacturability of every component.

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