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Ambrit Engineering Corp.
www.ambritengineering.com / HQ: Santa Ana, Calif. / Specialty: Tooling and injection molding /
Les Middleton, director of sales and marketing: "We don't get a lot of easy parts here."

West

ambrit's high-mix, low-volume
manufacturing operations are
capable of taking on challenging parts.

The Right Mold

ambrit's lean efforts will enhance the efficiency of
its already quality operations. by jim harris
Ambrit Engineering excels at injection molding components that
other molding specialists might consider too difficult. "We're really good
at taking parts that are tough to manufacture and engineering a plan that
allows us to produce those parts,"
says Les Middleton, director of sales
and marketing for the Santa Ana, Calif.-based company.
Several of the tools used by the
company were transferred to it by
other vendors unable to suitably produce components to the tolerances
and quality levels required by its cli80

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ents. "We don't get a lot of easy parts
here," he adds. "We tend to gravitate
toward more challenging parts that
require a heavy engineering focus, by
identifying customer issues and coming up with engineered solutions."
Ambrit is a tooling and injection
molding supplier serving the medical
device, consumer, safety, aerospace
and commercial markets. Roughly 60
percent of the components molded by
the company are used in medical devices including infusion equipment,
cardiac monitors and respiratory
devices. Other components molded

by the company include commercial
aircraft components, irrigation components, safety products, gas valves,
thermostats and plastic casings for
displaying rare coins.
"We cover a diverse base of markets, as well as submarkets within the
medical device category," Middleton
says. "Spreading out across the different markets we serve has given
us some stability in terms of sales as
well as a broad platform to drive future growth." The facility also offers
secondary manufacturing operations
including leak testing, bonding, packaging, ultrasonic welding, packaging, heat staking, hot stamping, laser
marking and product assembly.

Total Transformation
Although the diversity of Ambrit's
customer base has enabled it to thrive


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