Vaupell Inc. recently bought a used Milacron injection molding machine with 440 tons of clamping force, the largest press at its factory in Agawam.
Previously, the largest press at the plant was 330 tons.
Vaupell bought the press to serve an existing medical customer, but the larger machine also should help the company attract new customers, said Thom Murphy, director of business development.
The 440-ton Milacron press has a maximum shot size of 56 ounces. Including the new machine, the Agawam plant houses 45 injection presses to serve the medical-device industry.
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