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Plastikon Industries

production runs. The company's
plastic injection molding machines
feature clamping forces ranging
from 18 up to 3,000 tons, making it a
suitable choice for a variety of plastic components from micro parts to
large pieces requiring multiple shots.
The manufacturing process is highly
automated, the company says, which
allows it to produce items efficiently
and precisely while limiting overhead expenses.
Clients may have a great idea for
a new product but don't quite have
the capability or resources to refine the actual design on their own.
In those instances, Plastikon offers
comprehensive design and engineering services, including product development, consulting and
project management. "We aggressively employ lean manufacturing
and Six Sigma practices to minimize waste and ensure consistent
quality," the company says.
To ensure components meet specifications, Plastikon's quality department performs extensive testing.
As R&D becomes more expensive,
many customers want to understand
the ins and outs of their potential
product before moving forward with
production. Plastikon's rapid prototyping services helps its customers
visualize its designs and make informed decisions and tweaks. The

company uses 3-D printing, flexible
stero lithography, fused deposition
modeling, urethane casting and soft
tooling methods to make samples.
For the most sensitive products,

West

such as those for the medical or food
and beverage industries, Plastikon
offers 30,000 square feet of space
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