FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARLINGTON, Vt. (June 7, 2011) – Mack Molding has invested in additional laser-cutting capacity at its headquarters plant to accommodate increased customer demand for its custom contract manufacturing services, it was announced today by Jeff Somple, president, Northern Operations.
“We opened our sheet metal fabrication center 11 years ago, and have steadily added capabilities to serve the needs of our customers,” says Somple. “With metal sales increasing approximately 20 percent over the past 12 months, particularly in medical, our laser-cutting capacity was stretched to the limit.”
This week, a TRUMPF TruLaser 2030 thin-sheet automated laser will be installed. It is capable of laser-cutting thicknesses up to ¾-inch in mild steel, ½-inch in stainless steel, and ¼-inch in aluminum. A compact unit with linear material flow, the TruLaser 2030 features a suction frame that loads the machine automatically from the sheet stack. A rake unit unloads finished parts, saving on material handling. Two platforms outside the safety area handle the sheets while the machine is cutting, minimizing unproductive downtime. With a maximum stacking height of 27 inches on both sides of the machine, it can run completely automatically for significant periods of time.
Mack expects the unit to be fully operational by the end of the month.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding, designated an Environmental Leader by the state of Vermont, is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, machining, and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 10 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is president and CEO.