UMass Lowell adds Sumitomo Demag press

Published: November 8, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Injection Molding, Machinery

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.


Comments

UMass Lowell adds Sumitomo Demag press

Published: November 8, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Mission Plastics brings new automated work cell on line

August 26, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Custom injection molder Mission Plastics Inc. and a customer have created a $1.5-million automated work cell for a medical diagnostics product.    More

Image

Sonoco buys Germany's Weidenhammer, plans for thin-walled packaging growth

August 25, 2014 1:41 pm ET

Sonoco Products Co.'s acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group GmbH of Germany includes plastic packaging technology that the company is targeting ...    More

Image

New contract for JCI workers heads off potential strike in Ontario

August 25, 2014 3:17 pm ET

About 300 unionized workers at a Johnson Controls Inc. interiors plant in Ontario ratified a new three-year contract, heading off a potential strike...    More

Image

Haitian to start assembly of injection presses in India

August 25, 2014 2:59 pm ET

Chinese press maker Haitian International Holdings Ltd. plans to expand its operation in India.    More

Image

Making the most of complexity

August 22, 2014 1:02 pm ET

In the global market for injection molded parts, custom molders have tried a million different ways to differentiate themselves from the pack. Make th...    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events