Dynomax eyes medical growth with new equipment
Dynomax (Wheeling, IL) is boosting capacity to meet demand from the growing medical device market.
Investments include all-electric injection and insert molding machines employing 6-axis robots for repeatability of plus or minus 0.0001 inches, and micro injection units with 0.6 oz. shot sizes for near 100% accuracy and repeatability.
The company also purchased several Swiss-style turning machines for manufacturing components from titanium, stainless steel and other metals, and enhanced EDM machines using advanced Swiss technology. The new machines can hold tolerances of plus or minus 0.0002 inches for micro injection molding and turning, and plus or minus 0.0001 inches for thin wall molding.
“Dynomax’s high glass content thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding and tooling operations are supported by a vertically integrated engineering and manufacturing team, incorporating the latest design process technology for mold flow analysis,” says Walter Zic, vice president of operations. “By expanding and upgrading to over 35 cutting-edge machines, and utilizing cellular manufacturing and robotic machine tending, we are able to provide superior customer service and go from design to part in three weeks or less.”
The company has added two new facilities and more than100 employees in the past two years. Its molding and tooling operations are located in Mundelein, IL
Dr. Richard Zic formed Dynomax Inc. in 1986 to serve the machining needs of a variety of firms providing components and systems for applications in aerospace and defense. Its original niche was design and construction of proprietary metal-cutting CNC vertical machining centers that incorporated modern machine tool control and construction techniques.
Dynomax has grown to include operations in machine tool spindles, specialty machines and automation solutions, precision injection molding, contract precision machining, robotics, and engineering consulting services.
In 2009, Dynomax added two 55-ton Engel e-max injection molding machines on the basis of their small footprint; precision and repeatability of the injection unit; and ease of controller use.
Dynomax will be exhibiting its new capabilities at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA Feb. 14-16.
Source : www.plasticstoday.com