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Jeff Applegate writes the second article in a series on building a local manufacturing community for Manufacturing Today. This article shares the benefits of the manufacturing community working together to get projects completed and build revenue for those who make the investment in building relationships among their peers.
Following the path to lead with technology and be the very best contract injection molding partner to our customers, we completed a substantial investment in building the Texas Injection Molding Technical Center and Tool Shop. We believe having a full-service tool shop with capabilities beyond mold repair and mold maintenance to include engineering changes and even complete in-house mold builds is critical to positioning Texas Injection Molding as the “technology leader” in custom injection molding in Texas. We have recently added Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) capabilities that will allow us to burn precision geometry into a metal mold components.
We have also added the HURCO VMX50 S CNC machine. The HURCO VMX is built for performance. The machining center’s table size of 59″ X 26″ and 3000# capacity provide the capability to provide high precision machining of the larger injection molds serviced by Texas Injection Molding. The UltiMax® 4 Programming Station of the VMX50 applies Hurco’s patented Conversational software to simplify shop floor programming and editing so that machinists can quickly input part parameters, verify that specifications are correct, and begin the machining operations. In addition, the UltiMax® 4 features graphic simulation of the part in two dimensions, invaluable in previewing what has been programmed prior to actual machining. DXF capabilities are also included.
This is an exciting addition to our capabilities and will position the company to be the best partner for custom and contract plastic injection molding in Texas.
In recent years some of the offshoring of everything manufactured has lost is luster. Quality concerns, concerns about intellectual property, local service and JIT inventory, communication, and increasing labor and shipping costs are just a few of the reasons there has been a growing trend toward reshoring manufacturing back to the United States. Texas Injection Molding has participated in a number of reshoring projects that were driven by these factors and found this article by Brian Buntz informative for those considering reshoring. If we can be of any help please feel free to contact us.