While its legacy is as custom injection molding, today Mack Molding is a vertically integrated product development and manufacturing partner that takes ideas from notes on a napkin through prototyping to manufacturing. For customers who are in that middle spot, Gardner-Mass. based Mack Prototype offers rapid tooling and prototyping, as well as low volume molding and manufacturing. The 75,000 square foot facility is perfect for verifying part design and function before investing in tooling. With its CNC machining, fused deposition modeling (FDM), stereolithography, polyurethane molding, extensive model finishing operations, tooling and small-part molding, Mack Proto also is uniquely positioned to create workable units for customers, events or regulatory approval. Learn more about the operation in this new video, or come by booth 1709 at MD&M East this week to discover our entire offering – Mack Medical, Mack Molding, Mack Technologies, Mack Prototype and Synectic Engineering – in person. Let us show you how our vertically integrated services can benefit your business throughout the product life cycle!
While the long Memorial Day Weekend has most people thinking about swimming holes, barbecues, parades and the start of summer, the Mack team can’t get its mind off the upcoming Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Show.
Taking place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center June 12-14, 2018, MD&M East attracts thousands of attendees – including more than 8,000 qualified buyers and decision makers – who gather to explore the latest technologies and innovations spanning medtech, design engineering, automation & robotics, plastics and packaging. Collocated with synergistic events like Plastec East, Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, ATX East, EastPack and the Quality Expo, it offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet the experts and companies that will turn your toughest manufacturing challenges into successes.
Mack will have a significant presence with a prominent location right inside the main gates at Booth No. 1709. At Mack, the design function is part of a total product development solution geared toward reducing cost and time-to-market through vertically integrated services that been organized to benefit your business throughout the product life cycle.
So whether you are interested in Mack Medical, Mack Molding, Mack Technologies, Mack Prototype or Synectic Engineering, the Company’s senior management and sales teams will introduce you to any and all of our capabilities as a full-service contract manufacturer, including specialties in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, machining and turnkey system assembly.
As always, you are the most important part of the show, and we are excited to again offer an invitation to our friends, old and new, to take advantage of free expo admission. Simply enter promo code SPECIAL when registering to claim yours today!
If you would like to schedule a specific meeting time in our booth, please contact your business development manager, or Joan Magrath, Vice President of Sales & Engineering, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 375-0312.
We look forward to seeing you in the Big Apple – and remember you can find us at Booth No. 1709!
And in thinking about Memorial Day, we would be remiss not to reflect on the brave men and women, and their families, who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to us all. From our Mack family to yours, we offer our deepest gratitude.
Typically the Mack team rolls out the big show twice a year – MD&M West in Anaheim California in February and MD&M East in New York City in June. We understand that stretch can seem like a long time to see our friendly faces and tap into our expertise. So if you are in medical devices and looking for a design and manufacturing partner, we have just the thing for you – Device Talks Boston!
Taking place Oct. 2, 2017, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Device Talks Boston featured a full day of world-class education for the med-tech community. With leadership and engineering tracks, the event promises bringing a broad spectrum of industry professionals and decision makers together to share perspectives and network.
Mack Medical, our medical products group, will be on hand to share its expertise in medical product development, program management, quality, regulatory, document control, purchasing, sales and production. We will also be joined by the Company’s engineering arm, Synectic Medical Product Development, which specializes design engineering, creating intellectual property, pre-clinical testing and manufacturing.
The Mack and Synectic Teams are also excited offer a 20% discount on registration. We’re looking forward to seeing you at Booth #510!
Recently Mack retiree Marty Oakland stopped by to give current employees a fly fishing casting lesson. Besides an impressive 36-year tenure with us, today Marty a fishing guide and proprietor of Arlington Vermont’s Quill Gordon Bed & Breakfast along with his wife, Valerie. So on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, today’s Mack team learned how to shoot the line from a Mack legend, catching some grass and even our camera man in the process!
Company Adds Lasers for Marking and Sheet Metal Fabrication, Along with Machining Center
ARLINGTON, Vt. (June 13, 2017) – Mack Molding’s medical business continues to grow, driven by orthopedic customers in need of specialized services related to cases and trays, as well as instrument trials and surgical handles.
To meet the increasing demands of the market, and maintain its position as a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services, the Company has invested more than $1 million in new equipment to increase its capabilities in the areas of sheet-metal fabrication, machining and laser marking.
“As the manufacturing arm of our customers, Mack is uniquely in tune with their needs,” Mack President Jeff Somple said. “We frequently review our business to ensure we have the capacity and capabilities to keep our services relevant in an ever changing market. Our orthopedic clients are no exception, and face some of the most stringent requirements out there, including the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements.”
To assist customers in meeting their UDI obligations, Mack recently augmented its four existing markers by installing a new Foba M2000 laser marker in the finishing department at its headquarters in Arlington, Vt. Today, medical represents 35 percent of Mack’s business, driven in part by growth in parts that require specialized engraving on curved metal and plastic surfaces.
“The new laser marker features advanced visual capabilities that can orient parts, ensuring barcodes and UDIs are properly marked on articulated surfaces,” Somple said. “While this machine enhances our orthopedic capabilities, it has interesting prospects for other markets that need the repeatability and accuracy of an advanced laser marker.”
Additionally, Mack’s Headquarters has welcomed a new, fully automated Trumpf 2030 4,000 watt fiber laser for sheet metal fabrication. The new laser increases Mack’s offering by bringing specialty materials such as copper and brass into the Company’s portfolio. It complements Mack’s existing laser, punch and punch-laser combination machines by increasing the thickness of gauges that can be handled.
“Our metals department is key to our strategy of bringing value to our customers through the vertical integration of services – allowing our customers to pick and choose which of Mack’s expert capabilities are needed to augment their particular manufacturing model,” Somple said. “As a soft tool, this new laser does not require tooling, representing a quick turnaround for everything from prototypes to manufacturing. It truly presents our customers with infinite possibilities.”
Additionally, a Mazak Integrex i100S CNC is on its way to the Headquarters’ machining department. The new, state-of-the-art, computerized machining center increases Mack’s capacity to meet customers’ milling and turning demands.
“We are breaking new ground for Mack in terms of capabilities and capacity,” Somple said. “It is exciting, and the time has never been better to see how Mack can help meet your medical device manufacturing needs.”
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, full-service machining and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 11 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is CEO and chairman. For more information, go to www.mack.com.