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Hunt In a Pack

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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.

Texas Injection Molding Builds Technical Center

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HURCO VMX 50 S

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.

Reshoring Injection Molding Considerations and Checklist

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.

The Time to Make a Friend is Before You Need Them

Manufacturing Today

 

 

Jeff Applegate writes the first in a series of articles for Manufacturing Today about the importance of building a local manufacturing community.

 

It is Rodeo Season in Houston

Go Texan 2016

1st Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The first annual Texas Injection Molding Pumpkin Decorating Contest was a great success!  We had great participation from all of our team and the voting was close.  Thanks to Liz and Annie who helped organize the event and make this a fun event for everyone.  We had four categories to enter pumpkins.  The following are the winners chosen by team member votes and some honorable mentions.  Congratulations to all for making this a fun event.

WINNER - OVERALL

WINNER – OVERALL / Augustin

FUNNIEST PUMPKIN WINNER

WINNER – FUNNIEST / Shane

WINNER - MOST CREATIVE

WINNER – MOST CREATIVE / Lizeth

WINNER - SCARIEST

WINNER – SCARIEST / Liz

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

HONORABLE MENTION

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Houston Manufacturing Embraces SPACECOM

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Houston is ranked as the largest manufacturing city in the United States with over 5,000 companies and 250,000 workers.  This may be a surprise to most readers and represents great resources and capabilities in our backyard.  Our manufacturing community is broadly known to serve the energy, petrochemical, life science, aerospace and electronics industries.  The subset of supporting industries and smaller niches creates a very diverse and capable workforce.  Houston has not done a great job bringing the diverse manufacturing community together to promote cross collaboration and communication of these capabilities to the region.  The Greater Houston Manufacturing Association was founded to help bring the local manufacturing community together to collaborate on common interests and promote the local capabilities and economic impact.  Houston is a great city to do business and has world class distribution through the Port of Houston, Rail, freeway access to the center of the United States, warehouse, transportation and logistics services.  We are excited about the future of our nation’s public and private space program and believe that Houston is very well positioned to capitalize on the assets and deep engineering and technical skill that have grown from the NASA Johnson Space Center and the world class contractors that have established significant investment and presence in the region.   The local manufacturing community has the assets, technology and capacity to help accelerate and efficiently bring new technologies and resources to market.  As a member of the Greater Houston Manufacturing Association we are proud to promote SpaceCom and to collaborate with their partners to help get the word out and connect the engineering and manufacturing needs to the local engineering firms, fabricators and manufacturing companies.

SpaceCom will be a catalyst for innovation and growth in the commercial development of space. Its dynamic, three-day event is specifically engineered to:

• Highlight ways space technologies cut across five target industries (medical, energy, transportation, communications and advanced manufacturing)
• Showcase examples of how business can exploit LEO and suborbital environments
• Accelerate the usage of the International Space Station National Laboratory
• Demonstrate why fostering close collaboration, partnerships and co-development on an international scale is so crucial
• Offer insights into the who and how to raise money for new ventures
• Provide existing space companies access to new customers

Join us in supporting the Spacecom conference November 17-19, 2015.

Chris Wasden’s New Book, Tension: The Energy of Innovation

Two of the core values that inspire and drive Texas Injection Molding are:

Innovative and Creative – Our employees are the most valuable asset of the company and the only asset that has the ability to innovate and generate creative ideas to provide solutions to customer challenges.  We will encourage teamwork, creative thinking, and innovation as a primary avenue to add value to our customers, reduce cost and improve quality.  

An Adventure to Live – We will continuously evaluate business opportunities and seek to realize those opportunities that provide great value to the customer, inspire the organization and will provide great satisfaction to the organization when realized.

These values that are part of our DNA inspire us to come to work everyday and overcome the many complex engineering and business challenges encountered as a custom manufacturer every day.  We enjoy working with the entrepreneurs and creative product development people that drive growth and innovation in our customers business.  We know Chris Wasden from his time in Houston Texas as part of the Houston Technology Center. Chris has built an exciting career developing and commercializing products and is now sharing his experiences in his new book Tension:  The Energy of Innovation.  We have the privilege to collaborate with bringing plastic injection molded products to market in many industries and enjoy participating with our customers in moving through the innovation to commercialization life cycle.  Texas Injection Molding is pleased to support Chris Wasden’s work to identify the different personalities and requirements of the product life cycle.

The engineering and development team at Texas Injection Molding would be pleased to help you in bringing your innovation to life by participating in the plastic part design review, plastic tooling and business planning.  We collaborate with many manufacturers in the Houston area and enjoy helping to connect others with the manufacturing community in Houston.

Careers in Injection Molding – Watch Now

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The following series of videos highlights the opportunities and describe the various jobs available in the Plastic Injection Molding field.  If you are interested in joining a fast growing company in Texas that specializes in injection molding and injection mold making please contact us.  Videos published by Mold Making Technology.

Exciting careers in Injection Molding Video

Texas Injection Molding CEO Discusses Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing in Houston

Texas Injection Molding CEO discusses the Bridge between entrepreneurship and manufacturing in Houston.  This event is hosted by the Houston Technology Center as part of their Technology Champions community events.  The presentation will be July 9th from 4:00 – 5:30 at the Gilruth Center (NASA JSC).

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