Anaheim, Calif, — Contract manufacturer Dynamic Group Inc. of Ramsey, Minn., added a 110-ton Arburg Allrounder injection molding press in January.
The firm now operates presses of 20-390 tons including seven Toshibas, six Battenfelds, two Milacrons, three Nissei verticals and the single Arburg.
“We will be setting this press up with a fully automated work cell with a Universal Robot in order to increase capacity and increase capabilities for our precision injection molding customers,” said Richard Bengtson, new business development manager, in an interview at the UBM Advanced Manufacturing expo in Anaheim.
The Arburg replaced an old press.
“A lot of our customers use Arburg so it is a seamless fit,” Bengtson said.
In Ramsey, Dynamic Group owns its 24,000-squre-foot headquarters and molding site and, next door, leases another 15,000 square feet of space. The tooling operations are located about 11 miles away in Coon Rapids, Minn., in a 16,000-square-foot building that Dynamic Group owns.
Dynamic Group splits its operations almost evenly between mold making and injection molding. Primary end markets include the medical, electronics and technology industries.
In late 2015, Dynamic Group received a $250,000 training grant for developing employees' mold making, automated production and operations management skills in partnership Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development administers the grant.
Dynamic Group is certified under ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 and registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a contract manufacturer of medical devices.
Two toolmakers, Dave Kalina and Peter McGillivray, founded the business in 1977, later added injection molding and, in January 2016, transferred management to second-generation family members: Joe McGillivray, CEO; Steve Kalina, president; and Brian Kalina, vice president operations.
Dynamic Group employs 115, and projects 2017 sales of more than $20 million vs. 2016 sales of about $16 million.