New Berlin Plastics Inc. is investing in new machinery that will help it capture new custom injection molding contracts.
The company has been buying new injection presses to extend its capabilities and to update its press fleet. Of special note is a 4-ton Sodick plunger press to handle very small part molding, explained New Berlin Plastics sales analyst Karl Held.
“Customers have approached us with micromolding opportunities,” Held said in a phone interview. “We want more exposure and accessibility in micromolding.”
The Sodick press's two-stage, V-line plunger allows very fine control of the molding process by separating material preparation done by the screw and precise dosing on the plunger side. In addition to tiny parts production, the technology is well suited to thinwalling.