Custom injection molder CP Technologies Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, recently added full-service coating and pad-printing capabilities to its operations. Owner and President Chuck Amata said the company now can provide conductive coating, including nickel, copper and silver, for electro-mechanical interference and electrostatic discharge shielding of the sensitive electronic components it molds for several Fortune 500 customers.
The company also added epoxy-ink pad-printing capability, and performs light assembly.
CP Technologies specializes in molding tight-tolerance, precision parts using a variety of engineering thermoplastics primarily for the telecommunications and electronics industries. The company operates 15 presses, including a vertical press, with clamping forces of 30-400 tons. The company also offers in-house mold design and mold making.
Amata added five presses in January, two new Cincinnati Mil-acron machines and three, late-model, used presses. He has started a replacement program for the older equipment and plans to purchase two more new presses by year's end.
Other plans include building a facility in the area to accommodate the firm's growth and expanded capabilities. It now leases a 23,000-square-foot building.
Amata bought CP Technologies four years ago after he became bored with his early retirement.
CP Technologies currently has 24 employees. Amata recently hired an engineer with experience in ISO 9000 to help the company achieve certification.