Baldwin Park, Calif.-based medical injection molder and tooling supplier RenyMed is investing $500,000 in a secondary operations center for component decorating, including new equipment and personnel.
The company added three new employees tasked with growing the overall business, President Steve Raiken told Plastics News. They include General Manager Stephane Gobron, Molding Manager Oscar Aguayo and Senior Engineer Sneh Dhruv.
RenyMed, whose legal name is Reny & Co. Inc., is currently hiring machine operators and expects to add 10 new jobs with the increased decorating business.
"If we combine molding with forms of decoration, either pad printing or laser marking, our customers find that attractive because then they don't have to add another supplier," Raiken said. "We can provide the complete part."
The 500-square-foot secondary operations center's capabilities include laser marking, pad printing, subassembly and other post-molding operations, the release said.
Not only is RenyMed expanding, Raiken said, but it is also taking part in developing new technologies in laser marking. Recently, he said, many medical customers requested permanent lot control numbers on components. The new process uses a pigment additive that appears on the surface when heat is applied.
The company's investment also includes a new 30-ton Sumitomo micromolding machine.
"We created 750 square feet of new office space to accommodate our growing team," Raiken said in a July 19 news release. "We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and technical expertise to our medical device customers.
"We have had precision micro machining for 10 years and now have the capability for molding with 10-micron tolerance," he added.