MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS. (May 24, 3 p.m. ET) — Plastics fabricator Dielectric Corp. has added a new 60-ton, eight-foot programmable press brake to meet growing demand for forming thermoplastics and light-gauge non-ferrous metals.
The Menomonee Falls company also installed a new two-spindle, four-axis router equipped with two five-foot by 10-foot machining tables. It can operate the tables either in tandem, independently or simultaneously. The router can process plastics, wood composites and non-ferrous metals like aluminum.
“The state-of-the-art equipment enables us to trim production time on both simple and complex parts,” noted Dielectric Chief Operating Officer Perry Pabich in a May 15 news release.
Last year Dielectric extended its prototyping capabilities by establishing a new division, JR Prototypes, near Menomonee Falls that uses fused deposition modeling.
Dielectric also runs a plant in Lake Mills, Iowa.
The firm fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset plastic parts from rod, sheet, tube or film. Its processes include drilling, sawing, cold and heat forming, routing and decorating. It also works with metals, wood and wood products. It was founded in 1965 by Ray Esser.