TEMPE, ARIZ. — Tooling Molds West Inc., a manufacturer of injection and die cast molds in Tempe, recently expanded its operations.The company acquired the lease on 4,000 square feet of space, bringing its total square footage to 8 ,000, according to President Fred Drawert.Additionally, TMW purchased two computer numerically controlled horizontal machining centers, a second electric discharge machine, a wire EDM, a sixth surface grinder, and a 150-ton injecti on molding press that it will use to sample and debug molds.Drawert started the company eight years ago at a time when the economy was starting to take a nose-dive. ``Providing high-quality molds on time at a fair price is really w hat customers want, and if you can do that you'll grow,'' he said. Using AutoCAD and Surf-Cam software, Drawert said he recently completed a fully three-dimensional, two-cavity mold in four and a half weeks, from ``part file to pla stic part.''TMW employs 15, and builds molds primarily for custom molders in the Southwestern region that serve the automotive, telecommunications and business equipment industries.
TOOLING MOLDS WEST EXPANDS IN ARIZONA
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