UNION CITY, PA. (Jan. 11, 12 p.m. ET) — Molded Fiber Glass Union City has installed a Multicam 7000 series computer numerical controlled heavy duty router in early January in its fabrication department.
The machine was installed in space that was available in the company's 300,000 square foot facility and enables it to handle sheets up to 12 feet wide, according to Jane Roche, MFG Union City marketing coordinator, in a telephone interview.
She said that it is extremely quick and allows for shorter lead times as well as versatility in the trimming, drilling and cutting of fiberglass parts.
“Our newest CNC has a standard automatic tool calibration, remote computer download system, unlimited memory and has 2,200 inches per minute cutting speed,” said Chris Stebnisky, quality engineer technician, in a statement.
It will complement MFG UC's existing robotic cutting systems, which include Motoman, and Robotrim cutting systems, along with three Waterjet trimmers.
Molded Fiber Glass was known for its boats manufacturing in the 1950s, but now has more diversified approach, serving custom manufacturing needs. It operates in the alternative energy, construction, heavy truck, military, locomotive, transportation and corrosion markets.
The company is part of Molded Fiber Glass Co. of Ashtabula, Ohio. The parent company operates 15 entities in the U.S. and Mexico.