Tech Mold adds equipment, expands capabilities

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July 30, 2012

Tech Mold Inc., a Tempe, AZ-based mold manufacturer of high-volume, multicavity molds for the medical disposable, packaging (caps and closures), and consumer markets, has invested just under $1 million on new equipment over the past six months.
   
Equipment purchased includes a new Mitsubishi Wire EDM that is faster than the company’s current equipment. The new machine has an anti-electrolysis generator and cylindrical drive technology that means “zero backlash and zero wear on the ways,” according to Karl Szanto, VP Operations for Tech Mold.
   
A new Mitsubishi Sinker EDM with Mitsubishi robot has just been put into service. This combination equipment not only upgrades Tech Mold’s sinker equipment, but adding the robot allows the company to perform more lights-out operations to improve productivity.
   
The new Laser Micro-Welder used for mold repairs will provide faster welding performance and offers finer settings than currently available on Tech Mold’s previous laser welding equipment. Additionally, the new laser welder accommodates 0.003 to 0.020 rod that the company commonly uses for mold repair.
   
A new Okamoto CNC Surface Grinder was added to the automated grinding department that replaces one the company has had in use for many years.
   
“Tech Mold has always updated its equipment and stayed on the cutting edge of new technology,” said Szanto. “It’s the way we stay globally competitive in the markets we serve, especially in these improving economic times.”

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