The completion of its hard-walled clean room is boosting business for Chapman Tool and Manufacturing, according to David Kincaid, Chapman's marketing and logistics manager
He said the Brooksville, Fla., company added a second 75-ton Sumitomo all-electric machine to the clean room and that it has more than doubled the sales for its clean room services.
Chapman has been able to use portable clean rooms in the past, but since it added the 540-square-foot space last year, it has opened up more opportunities.
“It's been a real win for us,” said Kincaid, noting that the company is better able to control the environment in the clean room.
The company also has the ability to anneal parts and provide secondary services such as assembly. Kincaid said more options lead to more work.
Chapman operates in a 21,500-square-foot facility. It has 15 injection molding presses overall.
Chapman started as a tool company in 1965. It is now a division of Kincaid Plastics Inc.