Ohio molder DG Medical adds to clean room operation

By Gayle S. Putrich
Staff Reporter

Published: April 19, 2013 12:59 pm ET
Updated: April 19, 2013 1:01 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Medical, Injection Molding
Companies & Associations DimcoGray Co.

CENTERVILLE, OHIO — Medical device molder DG Medical is expanding clean room capabilities with a new 35-ton, robotic-equipped injection press.

Like the existing presses in the Centerville, Ohio-based company’s Class 7 clean room, the new equipment is outfitted with a scientific molding process sensors and software. The eDART system from RJG tracks what is going on inside the mold as pieces are being made and the machine will automatically reject a part if it does not meet all preset parameters, said Linda Raisch, sales and marketing manager at DG Medical and DimcoGray Corp..

“We should be getting as close as possible to perfect parts every time,” she said.

The decision to invest in the new press came out of a combination of the need to better accommodate current business as well as expanding offerings for new and existing customers, Raisch said.

“The medical device market is one of the markets that is continuing to grow. The tax as part of the Affordable Care Act, that’s affecting somewhat the growth of the business, but from our standpoint, we’re continuing to see new products coming on the market and still a lot of innovation going on,” she said. “We see the medical arm of our company as having the most growth potential and so a lot of our growth strategy is to have a larger footprint in medical devices.”

The medical manufacturing arm of commercial thermosetter DimcoGray Corp. has also recently invested in equipment for assembly automation and secondary operations including a robotic gluing machine, packaging equipment including a heat sealer, auto bagger, and burst test equipment.

“We’ve been plastics molders for many, many years but the medical-device focus is one that has only been picking up in just the last three to five years. We are definitely working at building that business,” Raisch said.


Comments

Ohio molder DG Medical adds to clean room operation

By Gayle S. Putrich
Staff Reporter

Published: April 19, 2013 12:59 pm ET
Updated: April 19, 2013 1:01 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

RxFiber developing new generation of medical fibers

July 23, 2014 1:38 pm ET

Increased concern about patient safety is creating a business opportunity for biomaterial fibers maker RxFiber LLC.    More

Image

Illinois injection molder expands

July 21, 2014 1:23 pm ET

Automotive supplier All-Rite Industries Inc. has added two new injection molding machines to its operations.    More

Image

Infiltrator goes very large scale for injection press

July 18, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Infiltrator Systems Inc. has designed and built a mammoth injection press, with 6,000 tons of clamping force, to mold septic tank halves measuring 15 ...    More

Image

Polyfab adding more room for automation and molding

July 17, 2014 12:02 pm ET

Polyfab Corp. is expanding its automation and injection molding capacity.    More

Image

Wisconsin mold maker doubling facility size

July 16, 2014 2:05 pm ET

A Germantown, Wis. toolmaker is planning to more than double the size of its facility.    More

Market Reports

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Market Review & Outlook 2014

This special report from Plastics News examines the North American plastics recycling industry and provides insight into indicators that impact market viability, including Resin pricing trends for virgin and recycled market material and historical Resin production trends for post- consumer and industrial waste.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

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

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

More Events