Trexel partners with SA Engineering and Engel to show injection molding and foaming technology
Trexel, Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with SA Engineering and Engel to participate in a new facility built for technical collaboration using injection molding equipment and MuCell micro foaming systems.
The SA Engineering Technology Center (SAE Tech Center) is envisioned to be a collaborative incubator for developing leading edge technology processes and finding innovative and efficient solutions to reach customers’ objectives, according to the company.
The center’s specialists and partner companies will support customers in optimizing specific processes utilizing advanced injection molding equipment and technologies in a confidential environment.
The SAE Tech Center is located in Livonia, Michigan, the US and will showcase five new Engel injection molding machines ranging in size from 285 ton to 3,500 ton. Currently, three of these machines are MuCell-capable, and are equipped to run with Trexel’s latest T-series gas dosing systems located on-site.
MuCell product development capability is available on three Engel machines; 285T Tech, 660T Wide Platen with core back, and 1000T Wide Platen with core back. Trexel will also provide R&D and mold trial support for customers interested in evaluating TecoCell, the company’s latest chemical foaming product offering.
“Our participation in the SAE Tech Center allows us to bring a staffed MuCell technical center, similar to what we offer in Wilmington, MA, but on a greater range of IMM’s, to the heart of the North American Automotive industry,” said Brian Bechard, President and CEO of Trexel. “Furthermore, we believe that sharing a facility with other complimentary injection molding technologies will enable a new level of collaboration and problem-solving to deliver innovative solutions to the industry.”