Anaheim, Calif. — Providien LLC is uniting all of its units under one name.
The company will rename and unify its thermoforming, injection molding, device assembly and metal machining divisions under the Providien brand by the end of March, the company said during Medical Design & Manufacturing West in Anaheim Feb. 9-11.
Along with the new name, many of its locations also are getting new equipment.
The changes come after Bill Gerard was named president of Providien's contract manufacturing operations in October. The manufacturing business has offices in San Diego. Gerard joined Providien in August 2010.
Pressure and vacuum thermoformer Specialty Manufacturing Inc. of San Diego will become Providien Thermoforming. To accommodate larger parts, the site acquired VF-9 vertical machining center with an 84-by-40-by-30-inch bed from Haas Automation Inc. Its previous maximum was 40-by-28 inches.
In addition, a red-laser sag eye now improves the automated repeatability of sheet sag on thermoforming runs. Providien acquired a DT50-P2113 mid-range distance sensor from Sick AG.
Also, Providien Thermoforming has filed for a patent on a process that allows for two-tone thermoformed parts without the need for paint.
Integra Biotechnical LLC of Carlsbad, Calif., will become Providien Injection Molding and Integra's Tijuana, Mexico, maquiladora will become Providien Device Assembly. In 2013, Integra absorbed the Carlsbad molding operation Plastics Engineering & Development Inc.
The Carlsbad site added two 310-ton Toshiba SX presses with Yushin YC II-400 robots and now operates 30 injection molding machines of 18-500 tons.
At the maquiladora, Providien leased an adjacent 25,000 square feet bringing its total manufacturing space in the business park to 80,000 square feet.
Dynaroll Corp. of Sylmar, Calif., will become Providien Machining & Metals.
The Sylmar site created a new product introduction cell that is equipped with a Citizen-Cincom eight-axis L-20 type 7 make VIII Swiss automatic lathe, a Haas VG2-YT vertical mill with rotary table, a Haas LT25 computer numerical control lathe, a Sharp Industries Inc. HLV toolroom lathe with digital read out and a Clark 42-inch mill with digital read out and power feed table.
Dynaroll concentrates on metal and plastics machining, electromechanical assembly and precision bearings.
“We have integrated all the companies into Providien and will be changing the names legally by the end of the first quarter,” said Ryan McCormick, senior marketing and business development manager for the contract manufacturing operations.
The operations employ about 1,100 including approximately 700 at the Tijuana location.
Providien provides turnkey product manufacturing services with an emphasis on Class 2 and Class 3 finished medical devices.
Charles Stroupe and Jeffrey Goble founded Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Providien in June 2010. Stroupe is Providien chairman. Goble focuses on the Providien entity Access Scientific LLC of San Diego with catheter-insertion technology allowing clinicians to perform the Accelerated Seldinger Technique.
Providien also operates PortO2vent oxygen delivery system maker Emergent Respiratory LLC of Carlsbad.