M.R. Mold adds press for liquid silicone mold trials

By Roger Renstrom
Correspondent

Published: August 24, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Injection Molding, Molds/Tooling

BREA, CALIF. (Aug. 24, 1 p.m. ET) — M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. of Brea, Calif., acquired a 77-ton hydraulic Arburg 370S Allrounder injection molding machine for customized sampling of liquid-silicone-rubber parts.

Customers wanted the tool maker to trial molds in vertical as well as horizontal orientations, and so M.R. Mold purchased the machine with both molding capabilities. M.R. Mold began operating the press in mid-July.

The Arburg has 15mm and 35mm cylinder assemblies, said Jürgen Giesow, regional manager in Irvine, Calif., for Arburg Inc. The machine has a 15mm diving nozzle for a cold runner system and a 0.005-inch-radius nozzle for conventional molds.

Giesow and five others provided instruction July 17-20 primarily in Orange, Calif., during a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee course on silicone elastomers technology and fabrication. At M.R. Mold’s Brea plant, Giesow demonstrated the 370S’s capabilities for 43 attendees including three employees of M.R. Mold.

M.R. Mold employs 27 including 20 mold makers. Rent hires include a molding technician and a molding making apprentice. M.R. Mold seeks individuals for molding and project management positions.

Established in 1985 and adding injection molding capability in 2003, the firm occupies 14,000 square feet and, in addition to the Arburg, operates five other presses including a 100-ton tiebarless Engel, two 55-ton Engels, a 90-ton Boy and an all-electric 110-ton Negri Bossi. The operation is ISO 9001-compliant and working towards ISO certification.


Comments

M.R. Mold adds press for liquid silicone mold trials

By Roger Renstrom
Correspondent

Published: August 24, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

New press at Diamond Line a North American first

February 24, 2015 5:39 pm ET

L.K. Systems Inc. has delivered its first eXcel-brand injection molding machine to a North American customer.    More

Image

Technology helped Cosmetic Specialties solve tool room problems

February 24, 2015 1:10 pm ET

LAKE LAS VEGAS, NEV. — A private equity guy now loves running an injection molding factory.    More

Image

Exhibitors have high hopes for NPE 2015

February 23, 2015 3:01 pm ET

The U.S. economy is strong. Resin prices are on the decline. The North American automotive industry is pushing record levels. For all these reasons,...    More

Image

Nypro looks for long-term relationships with brand owners

February 23, 2015 2:31 pm ET

ATLANTA — Nypro Packaging isn’t out for the quick-hit, fast buck. Far from it, according to Joe Stodola, vice president of global...    More

Image

Japanese molder Iris Ohyama investing $33 million in third US factory

February 19, 2015 4:36 pm ET

Japanese housewares molder Iris Ohyama Inc. is investing at least $33 million in a new molding plant in Arizona, its third in the United States, to me...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events