On July 23, 2019, Mack Molding’s summer interns boarded a bus to visit Mack Prototype in Gardner, Mass. It’s a yearly tradition and a highlight of the program, during which the students get to see firsthand how Mack Proto’s manufacturing processes including rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low volume plastics molding complement Mack’s full suite of vertically-integrated contract manufacturing services.
GARDNER, Mass. (June 11, 2019) – Mack Molding, a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services, announced today its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mack Prototype, is investing in five new Milacron Roboshot all-electric presses.
“This represents a major upgrade as we retire several 25-year-old machines,” Mack Prototype President Ric Perry said. “Making the shift from hydraulic to electric increases our efficiency, accuracy and process repeatability. Additionally, these machines will be quieter and cleaner, improving the working environment for our team members.”
The new presses include a 50 ton, 1 oz. shot machine; three 110 ton machines with 3.4 oz., 4.9 oz. and 6 oz. shot capacities; and a 165 ton press with a 10.6 oz. shot capacity. These units will be replacing two Van Dorn 85 ton, 6 oz. machines; one Van Dorn 170 ton, 20 oz. machine; and one Demag 50 ton, 3.4 oz. machine, for a net gain of one press and increased flexibility. Additionally, to support the new units the Gardner, Mass., based company has invested in ventilation and electrical system improvements. The new presses are expected to be up and running by early July.
“The sizes of these machines will be more beneficial to our business in that the tonnage and shot sizes pair well with the parts we are molding,” added Steve Fidrych, Mack Prototype’s director of molding operations. “With electric ball screws the same amount of material is used every time, the shot size is very consistent and repeatable. We will be able to tailor jobs specifically for machines, reducing variability and improving part quality.
The plant will now have a total of eight presses, including two existing 28 ton Arburg All-Rounder hydraulic presses with 1 oz. and 1.25 oz. shot capacities, and a 230 ton Van Dorn HT hydraulic press with a 30 oz. shot capacity.
Mack Prototype offers 75,000 square feet of manufacturing in an ISO 13485 certified environment specializing in low-volume manufacturing, including rapid prototyping, such as CNC, SLA, and FDM for small and large parts; rapid moldmaking; low-volume, small-part injection molding; CNC machining; LIM polyurethane molding; and extensive painting and finishing operations.
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.
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Mack is excited to announce the addition of BIOMEDevice Boston to the Company’s event schedule this year and invites you to come see us at Booth # 233.
Taking place May 15-16, 2019, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, BIOMEDevice bills itself as New England’s largest medical technology event, featuring the most extensive showcase of medtech, design engineering, and embedded systems products from top companies, all on one floor. Back for its 10th year, the event includes three expos – BIOMEDevice Boston, Design & Manufacturing New England and Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston – as well as the ESC Boston and BIOMEDevice Boston conferences tracks covering topics such as product development, R&D, embedded hardware design & verification, embedded software design & verification, IoT and connected devices, focus on fundamentals and advanced technologies. By the end you can expect to have swapped insights with more than 3,000 industry peers and found new business partners among the over 375 suppliers present.
Typically the Mack hits the coasts each year – MD&M West in Anaheim California in February and MD&M East in New York City in June – but we know that can be a long wait to take in our smiling faces and leverage our expertise. That is why we are ready to show you our capabilities in medical product development, program management, quality, regulatory, document control, purchasing, sales and production at BIOMEDevice Boston.
While its roots are in custom injection molding, today Mack Molding is a vertically integrated product development and manufacturing partner that can help take ideas from inception through prototyping to manufacturing as a full-service contract manufacturer with specialties in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, machining and turnkey system assembly. Whether you are interested in Mack Medical, Mack Molding, Mack Technologies, Mack Prototype or Synectic Product Development, the design function is part of a total product development solution geared toward reducing cost and time-to-market and our vertically integrated services have been organized to benefit your business throughout the product life cycle.
In fact, we are also excited to say our engineering arm, Synectic, which specializes design engineering, creating intellectual property, pre-clinical testing and manufacturing, will be on hand as well, exhibiting at Booth # 535.
And if that wasn’t enough, Mack is offering a code to get a free expo pass or 20% off a conference pass. Just use SPECIALMAC2 when registering at http://biomedboston.com/SPECIAL. We hope to see you there!
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!