NPI/Medical announced that it has invested over $1 million in molding and quality equipment to improve its product development and speed-to-market times.
The Ansonia, Conn.–based medical device development and manufacturing company reported that it has had several equipment upgrades that are tailored to market, closed loop machine capabilities and process monitoring that are important for companies launching products.
“The new machinery is a part of NPI/Medical’s ongoing continuous improvement measure to benefit our customers through state-of-the-art enhancements,” said CEO of NPI/Medical Randy Ahlm. “These additions also support our engineering and new product introduction development efforts.”
The company also recently bought and installed a 330-ton Milacron Roboshot which is an all-electric machine that supports expanded medical device programs and larger shot size programs. An 80-ton Milacron MV80 Shuttle press was also installed to enhance its insert molding business, as well as a 40-ton Arburg All-Rounder 270A. The All-Rounder 270A is electric with an integrated Servo driven sprue pricker and has a Zeiss Contura Vast XT Gold Coordinate Measuring System that actively scans with a multipoint sensor and dynamic RDS.
NPI/Medical hopes that the machine upgrades will help the company grow its business and its customers’ businesses.
“Growth from our medical device and life sciences production segment was nearly 20%, while our QTM (quick turn manufacturing) business grew over 30% in the last 12 months,” Ahlm said. “Our unique prototype to production capability is created huge dividends for our customers who wish to seamlessly launch new programs faster and without the disruption of changing suppliers during each phase of the new product launch process.”
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