Growth in multicomponent molding has prompted MGS Manufacturing Group to move its Universal Multishot Systems division to a dedicated, 12,000-square-foot building.
The Universal Multishot business makes portable, bolt-on injection units, rotating platens, rotary indexing plates and other equipment.
MGS started the division in 1999. It had been housed in a separate bay at the company's headquarter plant in Germantown, Wis., where Multishot Systems shared space with its support area for MGS' own injection molding operation, said John Hahn, vice president of engineering.
Hahn said the 12,000-square-feet building became available when MGS moved some other operations out.
MGS needed more space to meet growing demand for its existing multicomponent molding equipment, and to create a wider product range.
``Our new facility increases our capacity and ability to engineer, develop and deliver integrated manufacturing solutions, specific to our customers' multicomponent programs,'' Hahn said.
MGS has sold 120 of its Universal Multishot bolt-ons worldwide since the company commercialized the injection units six years ago, Hahn said. The injection units convert a traditional one-shot injection press into a machine that can mold parts with multiple colors or materials.
MGS sells the equipment worldwide. For example, in the fourth quarter of 2003, the company shipped three turnkey systems to a customer's production facilities in Asia. The package included molds, the portable injection units, hydraulic units, control panels and degating and inspection fixtures. MGS installed the system and did on-site training.