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MicroPrecision (Delavan, WI), a precision machine job shop, is adding injection molding capability with three Engel victory spex machines--85 tons, 130 tons and 180 tons. The company is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier to the medical, transportation, fluid power, recreational and consumer goods industries.

PlasticsToday Staff

November 26, 2013

1 Min Read
Wisconsin precision job shop adds injection molding department

MicroPrecision, founded in 1950, has a staff of 115. It specializes in manufacturing high precision inserts for injection molded parts. The new molding machines, which complement the existing business of the company, are located in a new 10,000 square foot injection molding facility. Machining takes place in a 60,000 s.f. plant.

The tie-bar-less design of the Engel machines provides the flexibility the operation requires, accommodating much larger molds than a typical press of the same tonnage, according to Plant Manager Ray Schilz.  He said that the Engel victory spex line also offers open access for molds with core pulls or for any automation requirements they may have in the future.

Schlitz also specified the ecodrive, which requires of up to 70% less energy than standard hydraulic machines--similar to that of fully electric machines.

"Startup of all three machines was completed in only a half day, not the one day per that I have been used to from other suppliers," Schlitz said.

The primary materials processed by Micro Precision include steel, nylon, brass, copper, and aluminum. Its metal processing equipment includes multiple spindle automatics, Swiss automatics, automatic CNC machines, CNC chuckers, cut-off machinery, and a variety of specialized secondary equipment, including three Haas machining centers and one Daewoo Vertical machining center with a rotating pallet.

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