We can make positive contributions to the green movement by focusing on repeatability, eliminating unnecessary waste from operations and managing all projects in a manner that guarantees excellence with as little impact to the environment as possible.
Chesterfield, Michigan (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
Xcentric Mold & Engineering, Inc., a leader in custom plastic injection molding, today announced its observation of Earth Day 2012 with its renewed commitment to maintaining environmentally-friendly manufacturing operations in the USA. Xcentric’s manufacturing facility operates all-electric injection molding machines to save energy and reduce waste.
“Manufacturers can make positive contributions to the green movement simply by focusing on repeatability and eliminating unnecessary waste from their day-to-day operations,” said Xcentric co-founder Brendan Weaver. “We want our customers to know their projects will be managed in a manner that guarantees excellence with as little impact to the environment as possible.”
Traditional hydraulic machines mold complex shapes at high productions rates and hold fairly tight tolerances of ±.001 inches. All-electric injection molding machines are more precise and hold tighter tolerances of ±.0002 inches from shot-to-shot, offering more precision and ultimately less waste.
Unlike traditional hydraulic injection molding machines that use energy while sitting idle, all-electric injection molding machines consume just enough energy for the given action. Digitally controlled, high speed and highly efficient motors guarantee a faster, cleaner and repeatable energy efficient molding process.
Xcentric was an early adopter of this technology in the 1980s; a period when many manufacturers were less concerned with industry impact to the environment. All-electric injection molding machines offer:
- overall energy savings from 50-80% while optimizing for the highest part productivity, precision injection molding and quality
- repeatable injection molding cycles that are 5-50% faster than hydraulic machines, require half the energy use and avoid unnecessary material processing due to additional tooling and rework
- technology with digitally controlled motors to boost energy savings by another 20-50%
“Unfortunately, some manufacturers send work to other countries with less government regulation and little consideration about the global environment,” Weaver added. “We’re hopeful that our experienced team of engineers, mold makers and processers, combined with the leanest manufacturing technology available, will give American companies one more reason to keep manufacturing right here in the U.S.A.”
About Xcentric Mold & Engineering, Inc. (http://www.xcentricmold.com)
Founded in 1996, Xcentric is a leader in the plastic injection molding industry, serving the medical, consumer, automotive, aerospace and defense industries. The company’s facility houses high-performance contract manufacturing equipment, including electric molding machines that guarantee quality and 100% repeatability. Xcentric delivers a complete array of expertise ranging from part design to prototype molds to plastic injection molded parts and is ISO 9001:2008 and ITAR compliant.