Diversified Plastics Increases Vertical-Press Capacity to Support Medical Device Manufacturers

Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), Minneapolis, Minnesota, a custom plastic-injection molder and digital manufacturer, recently installed six all-electric vertical injection molding presses. These presses will join DPI’s existing assemblage of vertical presses and provide increased production capacity to meet growing demand from medical device and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

According to Mark Gremmels, director of operations, the addition of these presses has tripled the company’s vertical-press capacity. Delivering faster output, electric presses are more precise and repeatable for improved quality, which is vital for many medical, aerospace and industrial components.

DPI uses vertical presses for over-molding and insert-molding, capabilities often required for medical device and technology manufacturing. The rotary table improves efficiency and production speed using a two-mold-back half system. While one part is molded, the operator can preload inserts into the second, B-side tool. After each part is molded, the table rotates for the removal of the finished part; then the next insert is loaded. These efficiencies can reduce cost and time to market.

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