Beverly, Mass.-based Freudenberg Medical expanded its injection molding operations with machine purchases for its Baldwin Park, Calif., operation.
Freudenberg Medical Baldwin Park, which is focused on thermoplastics, added six injection molding machines, including three new Arburg presses, a workcell for two-shot molding and a Wittmann Battenfeld micromolding machine with in-process visual inspection capability.
The machines range in size from 15-110 tons, a Jan. 20 news release said.
"These added machines will support component production for in-vitro diagnostic test kits for our international customers," Sven Rosenbeiger, vice president and general manager of GBU Thermoplastics. "Freudenberg Medical is a leading provider of IVD products manufacturing and two-component molding solutions in the U.S. market. Our two-shot processing can help streamline manufacturing, reduce SKUs, improve part quality, and reduce costs."
Freudenberg did not immediately respond to request for comment by Plastics News.
Freudenberg Medical is a member of Weinheim, Germany-based Freudenberg Group. It develops and manufactures precision-molded components; tubing to drug coatings; composite catheter shafts; hypotubes for minimally invasive, handheld and catheter-based devices; and finished devices for the medical device industry.