Anaheim, Calif. — Northern California Injection Molders Inc. has been adding presses to accommodate customer demands for automotive components and medical devices.
Once the newest equipment is operational, NCIM will have 35 machines including 26 Nisseis, five Arburgs and three Engels.
By April, “we are adding four new Arburg machines equipped with three-axis Arburg robots to feed parts to our 1,200-square-foot Class 100,000 clean room,” said Glen Shrigley in an interview at the UBM Advanced Manufacturing expo in Anaheim. Shrigley is vice president of operations for NCIM and sister company El Dorado Molds Inc. in Rancho Cordova, Calif. NCIM employs 115, and El Dorado has 30.
In addition, NCIM will begin operating two 220-ton Nissei hybrids by March. During 2016, the processor added two other Nissei hybrids with clamping forces of 500 and 90 tons.
Four individuals have completed a four-year 8,400-hour federally accredited mold making apprenticeship program at El Dorado Molds. Two others started the program in February.
The graduates include Tony Graham, now shop foreman, and Todd Skawienski, now technical sales representative. The two other graduates work at El Dorado as electric discharge machining lead and mold maker.
Bob Brewer owns and is president of the businesses, which share a 90,000-square-foot facility.