PlastiCert recently acquired a Boy 25D Injection molding press and is in the process of qualifying it for use in production. Acquired during an on-line auction, it is a low hour unit that met PlastiCert requirements for reliability and serviceability. The need for the press was threefold. It augmented capacity in that part/mold size category. It also addresses a risk management need for back-up capability to a similar size press. Most importantly, its barrel and screw size will allow PlastiCert to do near micro-molding size projects, one of which, a metal-to-plastic conversion, is coming to fruition with an existing customer.
“We have wanted to address the risk management aspect, but recent customer product development work brought the need front and center”, remarked President and Owner Craig Porter. “This press will allow us to reliability make small shot size parts, but also serve those secondary back-up benefits. This acquisition will open some additional doors for micro molding projects.”
PlastiCert was founded in 1981 and is a privately held corporation with headquarters and manufacturing in Lewiston Minnesota. Initially a custom molder targeted at the electronics industry, today PlastiCert is a one-stop shop for OEMs in telecom, industrial, computer, avionics and medical markets. PlastiCert uniquely provides both mold development/build and custom plastic injection molding; including insert molding and over molding. Also available are a compliment of value add capabilities including decorating and electro-mechanical assembly. For more information on PlastiCert and the opportunities we offer users of custom molded plastic components, visit www.plasticert.com or call 507-523-2300.