The Collectors Will Love This Exhibit at NPE

M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp., which has earned its bona fides as a producer of molds for liquid silicone rubber (LSR), is raising its profile for making plastic injection molds with a tool running at NPE2015 that involves an eight-company partnership.

And it might be one of the most fun of the “give-away” demonstrations at the Big Show, which will be held next month in Orlando, Florida.

A plastic injection mold built in partnership with Craftsman Tool & Mold (S16059), Progressive Components (W4345) and Mastip, Inc. (W8191) will be running in Wexco Corp.’s booth (W1903).show_box_4

One of the interesting aspects of the project is a large living hinge molded into a 3-in x 6 ½-in survival box made with a PolyOne high-density polyethylene (HDPE) compound. The PolyOne material will be running in a Toshiba Machine (W1763) molding machine with a Yushin America, Inc. (W763) robot.

The box can be filled by visiting three other booths. Toshiba is doing a mini flashlight; M.R. Mold (W1873) is doing a first aid kit and Mastip is doing a snack pack.  Others may still jump in.

And M.R. Mold will showcase an LSR micro mold in Wittmann Battenfeld’s (W2743) MicroPower 15/10 B6P using a Graco/Fluid Automation 622 miniature meter mix system with 20 oz cartridges for shot sizes smaller than 40ccs.

In 1985, Rick Finnie opened M.R. Mold & Engineering in Brea, California, with one employee. In 2005, the company opened a 4,000 sf Technology Center with four company-owned molding machines, allowing mold testing before shipment and turnkey projects. A 110-ton Arburg 470A horizontal molding machine equipped for thermoplastic and silicone was added recently.


About Doug Smock

Former Chief Editor at Plastics World and Senior Technical Editor Design News

HDPE, Molds & Moldmaking , , , , ,

Comments are closed.