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The North Carolina–based company has bought a CNC machine and new all-electric injection molder for cleanroom use.

PlasticsToday Staff

October 28, 2016

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Injection molder Bright Plastics adds resources to cater to medical device OEMs

Custom injection molding company Bright Plastics (Greensboro, NC) announced the purchase of a CNC machine and new all-electric injection molder.  

The Hurco CNC system will allow Bright Plastics to build and repair more molds in house. “Keeping this process at home saves time and expense,” said Vice President of Manufacturing, Todd Poteat. “We can review the design on the monitor to make sure our data is accurate before cutting.  Almost all material waste is eliminated. Our customers will reap the rewards.”

The company also has added a fourth all-electric molding machine to its ISO Class 8 (Class 100,000) cleanroom, bringing its machine total to 31. The 200-ton Nissei NEX 180 III is perfectly suited for medical device components, notes Bright Plastics, and it operates in conjunction with a Wittmann W823 robot, which can handle multiple applications including runner removal, packaging and sorting. 

Poteat has seen increased production and decreased operator error since the installation of the new machine and robot. “It’s exciting to see our medical division growing,” says Poteat. In addition to providing custom molding services to medical device OEMs, Bright Plastics offers assistance in the certification process. It is certified to ISO 13485, the international quality standard for the medical manufacturing supply chain.

Bright Plastics believes strongly in a machine management program, adds Poteat. “That means regular maintenance for existing machines, sending some out to pasture when necessary and replacing them with new technology,” he said.

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