MD&M East, NY, NY June 13, 2017 – Mack Molding, a Vermont-based custom plastics molder and contract manufacturing services provider, announced a series of strategic investments in its medical operations totaling over $1M. According to Mack President Jeff Somple, adding the new capabilities in areas such as sheet metal fabrication, machining and laser marking, were primarily driven by orthopedic customers in need of specialized services related to cases and trays, as well as instrument trials and surgical handles.
To assist customers in meeting their UDI obligations, Mack recently augmented its four existing markers by installing a new Foba M2000 laser marker in the finishing department at its headquarters in Arlington, Vt. “The new laser marker features advanced visual capabilities that can orient parts, ensuring barcodes and UDIs are properly marked on articulated surfaces,” Somple said. “While this machine enhances our orthopedic capabilities, it has interesting prospects for other markets that need the repeatability and accuracy of an advanced laser marker.”
The investment also added a fully automated Trumpf 2030 4,000 watt fiber laser which now enables Mack’s sheet metal fabrication facility to work with specialty materials such as copper and brass. The new laser increases Mack’s offering by bringing into the Company’s portfolio. It complements Mack’s existing laser, punch and punch-laser combination machines by increasing the thickness of gauges that can be handled. “Our metals department is key to our strategy of bringing value to our customers through the vertical integration of services – allowing our customers to pick and choose which of Mack’s expert capabilities are needed to augment their particular manufacturing model,” Somple said.
Additionally, a Mazak Integrex i100S CNC is on its way to the Headquarters’ machining department. The new, state-of-the-art, computerized machining center increases Mack’s capacity to meet customers’ milling and turning demands.
“We are breaking new ground for Mack in terms of capabilities and capacity,” Somple said. “It is exciting, and the time has never been better to see how Mack can help meet your medical device manufacturing needs.”