UMass Lowell adds Sumitomo Demag press

Published: November 8, 2012 6:00 am ET

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LOWELL, MASS. (Nov. 8, 1:45 p.m. ET) — The University of Massachusetts Lowell has added an SE-EV Series all-electric injection press at its new Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC).

The press, from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, will be used to support graduate-level research as well as lab experience and practicals for undergraduates, according to Robert Malloy, chairman of the Plastics Engineering department.

“In addition to process control and other injection molding studies, the machine’s primary use will be testing new compounds developed in our compounding lab. This will include packaging materials with increased barrier properties and specialized compounds for medical applications,” Malloy said in a news release.

ETIC is a $80 million, 84,000-square-foot facility that will do research in nanotechnology, molecular biology, plastics engineering and optics. It includes a plastics processing high bay, as well as high-tech clean rooms.

“We are pleased to continue our support and partnership with UMass Lowell’s Plastics Engineering Department with another machine placement. Our commitment to advanced technology and innovation is well aligned with the mission of this exciting new technology center, and we congratulate the University on the opening of this impressive facility,” said John F. Martich III, chief operating officer of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s U.S. operations.

The SE50EV has a clamping force of 56 U.S. tons, injection and hold pressures up to 39,740 p.s.i., injection speeds up to 19.69 in/sec and a mold open/close speed of 47.24 in/sec. The SE-EV Series was introduced to the North American market at NPE 2012.


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