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Ambrit Engineering Corp.

West

the experience of ambrit's
staff enables it to offer
solutions to its customers'
product needs.

	 The	majority	of	the	company's	projects	 involve	 engineering	 and	 manufacturability	 reviews.	 "Our	 typical	
customer	looks	to	us	to	manufacture	
a	 particular	 type	 of	 component	 for	
them,"	Middleton	says.	"We	will	work	
with	 their	 engineering	 staff	 to	 optimize	the	design	of	their	components	
for	molding,	by	reviewing	part	designs	
to	ensure	they	are	manufacturable."
	 Ambrit	 develops	 the	 tooling	 needed	to	mold	components	in-house,	and	
also	partners	with	outside	companies	
to	provide	tooling.	All	tools	go	through	
a	DOE,	scientific	molding	process	optimization	and	process	validation	before	 production	 parts	 are	 produced.	
"Thanks	to	our	lengthy	experience	in	
building	 close	 tolerance	 tools	 for	 the	
medical	industry,	we	get	the	job	done	
-	 under	 pressure,	 on	 time	 and	 within	 budget,"	 the	 company	 says.	 "Our	
highly	 trained	 mold	 makers	 utilize	
state-of-the-art	 workstations	 and	 a	
tool	room	fully	equipped	with	the	latest	equipment	and	processes.

	 The	 company	 has	 three	 certified	
master	molders	on	staff,	and	all	of	its	
process	engineers	and	process	technicians	are	trained	in	scientific	molding	
principles.	
	 The	 experience	 of	 Ambrit's	 staff	
enables	it	to	offer	solutions	to	its	customers'	 product	 needs.	 One	 recent	
example	is	its	work	for	a	client	in	the	
consumer	 marketplace	 who	 needed	
Ambrit	to	include	anti-counterfeiting	
holograms	on	its	products.	The	client	
had	 been	 working	 with	 a	 consultant	
who	 recommended	 a	 labor-intensive	process	to	perfect	the	hologram,	
which	drove	up	costs.	
	 "Our	 engineering	 staff	 took	 over	
the	 procurement	 of	 foil,	 and	 worked	
with	 a	 vendor	 to	 identify	 a	 type	 of	
foil	 that	 might	 be	 best	 for	 this	 application,"	 Middleton	 says,	 noting	 that	
Ambrit	 developed	 a	 foil	 combination	
that	allowed	the	hologram	to	be	transferred	cleanly	thus	eliminating	a	secondary	operation	to	remove	debris.
	 Ambrit	 also	 developed	 an	 auto-

mated	 system	 to	 manufacture	 the	
client's	component	that	includes	hot	
stamping,	printing	and	laser	marking	
processes.	 These	 processes	 reduced	
the	 labor	 needed	 to	 manufacture	 the	
product	 from	 eight	 people	 to	 one,	
Middleton	notes.	mt
the company is iso 9001 and
iso 13485 (medical device)
certified, as well as ul
certified and state licensed.

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