MµShield (Londonderry, N.H.) today announced the completion of a years-long expansion of its manufacturing facility.
The 12,000 square-foot expansion will feature ~6,000 ft2 of new manufacturing space, 8 new offices for MµShield employees, and a state-of-the-art magnetic testing room to bolster the company’s magnetic shielding operation and service.
Twenty percent of the increased footprint will serve as the new home of MµShield’s newly acquired solar vacuum furnace, which will be used to conduct heat-treating mumetal magnetic shields and stress-relieving hydroformed components. (Mumetal is a soft ferromagnetic material that does not retain a macroscopic internal field after the removal of an external magnetizing field. It is used to shield sensitive electronic equipment against static or low-frequency magnetic fields.) MµShield said it purchased the solar vacuum furnace because of the growth the company has experienced over the last 5 years.
“Due to significant growth over the last 10 years, we had begun to burst at the seams a bit, so this expansion was imperative, said MµShield sales & marketing VP Luke Grilli in a news release. “With growth comes the need for more manpower and machines, thus this additional space allow us to continue making capital investments where we may have passed in the past because of the lack of space. With new machines on the floor, we’ll be able to offer quicker turns on delivery and possibly new technologies that we can take advantage of, and pass those advantages on to our customer base — a win-win for all parties involved.”