Okay Industries Inc., which produces metal parts and subassemblies for medical devices, recently added plastics molding capabilities.
The company announced April 12 it was adding plastics injection molding and insert molding to its headquarters operation in New Britain, Conn., and its facility in Montecillos, Costa Rica. Okay also has a plant in Berlin, Conn. Respectively, the buildings have 100,000, 14,000 and 63,000 square feet of space, according to the company's website.
Okay added equipment for insert and two-shot insert molding that, combined with other multicavity and small-shot molding capabilities, will allow it to produce intricate, tight-tolerance parts efficiently, reduce secondary operations and lessen supply-chain dependency. The new equipment includes horizontal presses and at least one vertical press with a rotary table, as well as inspection, quality control and automation systems.
The company already produces a variety of metal tubes, blades, shafts and other parts for insert molding.
"The addition of plastics to our metal tube forming, laser tube cutting, and precision stamping and machining operations allows us to provide fully integrated manufacturing of parts for many highly precise medical applications," Sean Stowik, sales and marketing director, said in a news release.
The release did not say how much Okay invested to add the new processes and Stowik did not return calls seeking comment.
Okay has been around more than a century, growing out of the B. Jahn Manufacturing Co., a tool and die maker launched in 1911.