Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Empire Precision Plastics announced today a new in-house training program designed to improve manufacturing controls and quality systems for its plastic injection molding facility. The training, funded by a Rochester Regional Photonics Accelerator Grant and developed with the support of High Tech Rochester, will ensure that critical molding processes are executed consistently from lot to lot.
“This in-house training will help Empire’s processing staff apply Scientific Molding procedures to achieve precise opaque and optical parts,” said Neal Elli, President of Empire Precision. “We are grateful for the support and funding that will allow us to quickly develop the skills of our new engineers and technicians, especially as we expand our optical capabilities.”
Training curriculum is built on Empire’s use of the PDW, or Process Development Workbook, a rigorous approach to Scientific Molding. The consistent application of parameters such as machine run time, mold flow temperature and other factors results in better part quality and consistent part performance.
About Empire Precision
Empire Precision Plastics (http://www.empireprecision.com) has a 20-year legacy of partnership with its customers in solving their most challenging injection molding problems. Empire provides medical device, consumer, industrial and military/aerospace customers with plastic molded parts and assemblies, from prototype to high volume manufacturing and assembly. Their comprehensive in-house capabilities allow for faster time-to-market and better finished quality, improving profit margins for their customers. Empire Precision Plastics is ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2003 Certified.
About the Grant
The training and consultation Empire Precision received was via a Rochester Regional Photonics Accelerator grant administered by High Tech Rochester’s Growth Services. The grant pays for a variety of consulting services that optics companies in the 9-county region can take advantage of, including training, quality improvement, process improvement, ISO and other quality-control standards, Innovation Engineering, and marketing and sales needs. For Information on these and other HTR services or grant opportunities contact Michael Sisson at 585-327-7935 or Michael(dot)sisson(at)htr(dot)org.
About HTR Growth Services
As a New York State Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR)-designated NYS Regional Technology Development Center, and as an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership, HTR’s Growth Services provides high-value, metric-driven solutions for small and mid-sized manufacturers in the Finger Lakes Region, helping them increase sales and profitability through new product development, accessing new markets, and productivity improvement.