The molding department will be adding two 20-ton Sodick molding presses with ancillary equipment to the existing Class 8 certified cleanrooms, including full automation and in-line inspection.
In addition to the molding expansion, MTD has purchased a new CMM (coordinate measuring machine) and a high-speed milling machine to support the in-house tooling department. MTD is specialized in designing and constructing 100% of micromolding tools in-house, allowing the technological handshake between tooling and molding to result in superior products, shorter lead-times, and better project management.
“I am really looking forward to the CMM machine because it will allow us to level up our tooling accuracy even higher”, said Gary Hulecki, Executive VP at MTD Micro Molding. MTD’s current workpiece accuracy target is 42 millionths, which enables part features like .002” wall thicknesses, aspect ratios of 250:1, zero draft, and tip radii of 5 microns to exist. This precision will only improve with this new piece of equipment. “As a company, we are poised for significant growth and these investments mark the beginning of that transition”, he added.
MTD Micro Molding has a 44 year tradition of leadership in the development of micro-sized injection molded plastic components. Starting in 1972 as an injection mold supplier to other plastic molders, today MTD is a vertically integrated Micromolded parts supplier which is 100% dedicated to the Medical Industry. All tooling is made in-house, and all products are made in fully automated systems in MTD’s own Class 100k clean rooms. For more information about MTD Micro Molding, visit www.mtdmicromolding.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.