MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.- Stoesser Industries Inc. recently expanded, installing six Van Dorn Demag molding presses, four of which were additional equipment while two were replacements for older equipment. Robert Stoesser, president of the Mountain View-based custom injection molder, said he has replaced all but two of his older presses with new Van Dorn machines. Two of the new presses have 300 tons of clamping force, two have 230 tons of clamping force and two are 85-tonners.
The company ordered two 50-ton machines and will install them in March. All the machines are equipped with robots and full-scale, closed-loop, statistical process control systems. Stoesser operates 25 presses with clamping forces of 50-500 tons.
Stoesser also expanded its mold-making department with the addition of two journeyman mold makers and new equipment including two computer numerically controlled milling machines, a CNC electric discharge Sinker machine and a CNC wire EDM.
Stoesser also purchased an additional seat of Cimatron, a high-end software package for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering used in mold-building operations. Stoesser builds molds using computer data files generated from PRO/Engineer, AutoCad and other software sources.
Two new pad printing machines also were added to its secondary operations department.
Stoesser said the firm is preparing for growth in 1996 and plans additional services and capabilities during the second quarter.