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Westminster Tool Inc. will host an open house on Friday, September 19, at the company's Plainfield, CT, facility to showcase its key strategic investments that have allowed Westminster to provide its unique business philosophy, 'Bridging the Gap Between Concept & Production,' to OEM and contract manufacturing customers.
September 15, 2014
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Westminster is a supplier of molds and injection molded and machined components for the aerospace, military and defense industries. Westminster Tool Inc. and its Westminster Solutions division, specialized in building molds to accommodate the molding of high-temperature engineering thermoplastics such as PEEK, PBT, LCP, PAI (Torlon), PEI (Ultem), PBA and PPA among others. Additionally, Westminster is a Solvay-certified processor of Torlon, and understands the properties and nuances of designing and building molds for and molding, this material.
"The high temperatures that are required to mold many of these materials used in aerospace applications mean that normal fits, clearances and interlocking features typically found in conventional injection molds, won't work," said Mark Ypsilantis, vice president of marketing and sales of Westminster Tool. "These materials are typically filled with glass fiber or carbon and are definitely more challenging to work with."
Westminster has directed investments into various technologies, infrastructure and personnel over the past five years to allow them to 'bridge the gap between concept and production' for their customers. Utilizing Moldex 3D, Westminster provides design for manufacturability (DFM) to help customers reduce and optimize cycle time, ensure a robust injection mold system and improve overall productivity.
Attendees at Westminster's open house will hear technical presentations from Westminster's in-house design team, technical representatives from Moldex 3D, Sepro (automation) and Maruka USA Toyo Molding Machinery. These technical sessions will be held in the company's technology center.
Westminster's President Raymond Coombs will be on hand to talk about the company's approach to minimizing the impact of the shortage of skilled workers - Westminster Academy - and how this has helped Westminster continue on its growth track as demand for the company's engineering and mold manufacturing services increases.
For more information on the open house, visit www.westminstertool.com.
About the Author(s)
Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."
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