Mack Molding investing millions into N.C., Vermont facilities

Mack Molding (Arlington, Vt.) recently announced that it is hiring and investing millions of dollars at its Statesville, N.C. facility and its three Vermont locations. “The resurgence of manufacturing in the United States is strong, and Mack has been aggressive in ensuring we are well-positioned to seize the opportunity presented to us,” Jeff Somple, Mack’s president,

GW Plastics increases scientific molding process development capabilities

GW Plastics recently announced that it has expanded and upgraded its process development and training center in its Royalton, Vt. location. The upgrade allows the facility to develop and debug entire manufacturing cells in a dedicated non-production facility. The expansion takes place during the company’s 20th anniversary of the process development center that received RJG

Krohne launches electromagnetic flowmeter with biocompatible disposable flow tube

Krohne (Beverly, Mass.) recently announced that it has launched its FlexMag 4050 C electromagnetic flowmeter with a biocompatible disposable flow tube. The flowmeter is designed for single-use biopharmaceutical applications like the filtration processes, chromatography or buffer and media preparation. The FlexMag 4050 C features high accuracy and factory calibration that eliminates the need for in-situ calibration.

Cadence expands PEEK machining and molding capabilities

Cadence (Staunton, Va.) recently finished the expansion of its PEEK machining and molding capabilities to keep up with the rise in use of implantable medical devices. The company’s PEEK cell allows it to offer machined prototypes and low volume production parks for new designs and molded components for high volume production. The parts manufactured by Cadence

7 MD&M East exhibitors you need to know

MD&M East is a major medtech tradeshow on the East Coast of the U.S., showcasing some of the industry’s latest developments in packaging, automation, plastics, design engineering and quality. The event houses over 750 suppliers with more than 8,000 attendees who are able to network, explore new career opportunities and find partners for projects. The

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Diversified Plastics expands sales engineer and technical support team

Diversified Plastics (Minneapolis) recently announced that it has added three new sales engineer and technical support members to its team. Raymond Schenk has joined Diversified Plastics as senior sales engineer. He has over 24 years of experience in the plastic industries and will be responsible for the western territories of the company. Prior to joining the

Medtech Innovation Expo in the U.K. plans to relocate and expand in 2019

Medtech Innovation Expo is planning for a larger and more effective platform for the industry in the U.K. and Ireland for next year. The expo is a networking opportunity that gathers designers, engineers, innovators and manufacturers from the medical and healthcare industries. The attendees have the opportunity to source products, explore new ideas, understand emerging

Oberg Industries buys X-L Engineering

Oberg Industries, a full-service contract manufacturer of precision machined and stamped components near Pittsburgh, said today that it has purchased Niles, Ill.– based X-L Engineering Corp. and its precision manufacturing business. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originally founded in 1943 as a grinding services business, X-L is based 14 miles northwest of Chicago,

Protolabs to open new Twin Cities plant

Quick-turn manufacturer Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) plans to have a new plant opened by the end of the year in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park. Protolabs announced the purchase of the 152,000-square-foot facility on March 16. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but county property records show the building was last sold

Ametek offers new UVCP blowers

Ametek Dynamic Fluid Solutions recently announced that its Windjammer 5.7-inch and Nautilair 7.6-inch brushless blowers with universal voltage common performance (UVCP) are now available. The UVCP allows the company to achieve the same performance regardless of voltage inputs. It is a unique feature to the blower industry and allows for one product to be used

Mack Molding expands personnel to meet future needs

Mack Molding has recently added a number of new personnel to help the company mobilize its resources. Several engineers in tooling, manufacturing and quality positions have joined the company, along with customer-focused roles. “Mack is experiencing unprecedented activity and we continue to invest in the equipment, technology and training to ensure we are ready to

MD&M West 2018: Medtech supplier innovations you need to know

Updated Feb. 5 More than 20,000 engineers and executives are expected to gather and network for the annual MD&M West – one of the largest annual medical device manufacturing events. The event takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 6–8, and houses an array of industry suppliers showcasing their latest technologies and manufacturing advancements. Think medical

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Heraeus opens new Costa Rica manufacturing facility

Heraeus Medical Components announced that it has recently opened its new manufacturing facility in Costa Rica where the company is expected to produce more than two million guidewires this year. The new facility, located in Cartago, Costa Rica, was designed to supply local and U.S.-based medical device companies with advanced component and sub-assembly solutions. The

Guill Tool opens in-house rheology lab

Guill Tool has launched its in-house rheology laboratory to minimize the time between testing and production. The company built its rheology lab in its West Warwick, R.I. facility. The lab has several machines that help produce optimum results when testing new materials that need to be extruded. The equipment is a hybrid rotational rheometer, a

Manufacturing companies form collaborative for advancing product development capabilities

A group of manufacturing services companies said today they created a collaboration, called the Medical Device Development Collaborative, to help improve access to a full range of product development capabilities for concept-to-market solutions. The collaboration is based in the Medical Alley region and aims to help small to mid-size OEMs by offering experience and expertise