Penn State Expands Center for Innovative Sintered Products

The Center for Innovative Sintered Products (CISP) at Penn State University has announced that it is expanding its focus, transforming itself from an educational department devoted only to education and research into a true partnership between universities, government agenices, industry and trade associations to develop cutting-edge technologies. CISP’s research program, which has centered on functionally designed structures, time-compression technologies, and complex precision structures, is now being broadened to encompass designer materials, micro-miniature device fabrication, and biomedical devices.

Earlier this year, CIPSP unveiled a new Development Center to serve many critical roles in the development of new technologies that will be available to industry.

Plastic Injection Molds

Plastic Injection Molds: Working with Technology

The fast changing technology has been affecting almost everything that surrounds us. It is the most inevitable part of our life that we can never control. Among the hundred changes that we have right now, the most affected are the machines that are being used by manufacturers or industrial companies. The continuous way of improving the machines used in these establishments will result into a more effective and efficient system. Plastic injection molds are just some of the hundreds of ways of the process that was developed to improve the quality of the plastic that we use nowadays.

The process of plastic injection molds has been the most effective way to enhance and fasten the procedure of creating plastic. Most of the companies that use this kind of system find it as a helpful process because of its different benefits.

plastic injection molds
plastic injection molds

If you decide to purchase one of the plastic injection molds machine you can try your luck by starting to search online. There are a lot of suppliers available and choosing the one that will best suit your needs might be a difficult task but through the help of internet you will be able to compare its different prizes as well as features. Your first task in buying the plastic injection molds machine is to identify the type of machine that you need. Search for its price from the different suppliers and once you come up with the one that you need, make sure that the supplier has an established a well-respected name. Do not easily pay for the machine without checking it.

Plastic injection molds may be a simple process but it must be done accordingly to avoid any damage to the product. It requires the right temperature when it is being melted and when it is being cooled. This is important to give the product the quality that it needs.

Kennametal Expands Its Line of Solid Carbide End Mills


The line of solid carbide end mills from Kennametal now includes five new,
The line of solid carbide end mills from Kennametal now includes five new, high-performance milling grades that offer productivity gains in steels, tool steels, high temperature alloys and other materials. Existing end milling grades have also been improved with a new, fine grain carbide substrate.

The five new grades are KC633M, KC625M, KC635M, KP525M and KH110M.

The new line will also offer a series of cutters designed to deliver maximum performance for specific cutting tasks. For example, a new end mill offered in the KC633M grade features a special core design for increased rigidity in cutting die and mold steels up to 60 Rc hardness.

Custom Injection Mold Maker

History of HYX MOLD Company
Founded in 1999, HYX MOLD Plastics, Inc. is a custom injection mold maker that produces quality plastics products for home and industry. Our Mission is to offer the highest level quality and service in our market. We accomplish this through sound strategic planning, competitive pricing, effective communication with suppliers, employees, and customers, and a total commitment to the shipment of first quality goods, on time.

Facility

67,000-square feet, brick building, 18′ ceilings, located on a 7 acre industrial site
Five raised docks, two ground level docks
Two miles west of Interstate 40 on a major thoroughfare
Easily accessible and centrally located in the Piedmont Triad area of NorthCarolina. Fifteen minutes from Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI.)

In 2008, HYX MOLD acquired the assets of ST Mold and Design which had been building tools for Fortune 500 companies for more than 20 years.  Fred Davis, the former owner, joined HYX MOLD at that time to bring expertise in mold design and maintenance for customers of HYX MOLD Plastics.

Custom Injection Mold Maker
Custom Injection Mold Maker

Currently, HYX MOLD repairs and maintains 400+ tools for more than 50 customers.  Our equipment includes:

(1) 6 x 18 SUPER PRECISION surface grinder

(1) 6 x 12 surface grinder

(1) CNC  vertical milling machine

(1) Bridgeport milling machine with Rotary-head attachment

(2) EDM machines with DRO and program-able depth control

(1) Hardinge  precision tool-room lathe

(1) Miller micro-welder

(1) horizontal saw

(1) Rockwell tester

Gages and support equipment.

Quality Assurance
HYX MOLD’s Quality Assurance Department and Lab is dedicated to the manufacture and shipment of first quality goods only. This is accomplished through the application of policies and procedures as outlined in our comprehensive Quality Manual.

Founder & CEO

Steve has served the plastics industry for over 35 years. Prior to starting HYX MOLD Plastics, he worked at Rubbermaid for 12 years where he directed Engineering, Computer Systems Development, and Purchasing.  He left Rubbermaid in 1987 to start HYX MOLD Plastics.  Steve has a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Finance, both from Virginia Tech.

Out international team

Kirk Sparks

President

Kirk joined HYX MOLD Plastics in 2001 and became a full partner in 2002. Kirk has over 30 years experience in marketing products for the industrial marketplace. He spent nine years in management with General Electric working in several U.S. locations, as well as countries in Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. Kirk has helped manage three businesses through turnaround situations. He is a graduate of N.C. State with degrees in Business and Economics.

Todd Poteat

VP Manufacturing

Todd Poteat joined HYX MOLD Plastics in February 2012.  Todd has been involved in the plastics industry for 24 plus years.  Prior to joining HYX MOLD Plastics, he was Site Leader of an injection molding facility for a large consumer product manufacturer. Todd has proven management and technical expertise focused on continuous improvement and problem solving.  He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from NC State and an MBA from Western Carolina University.

Joe Vest

VP of Engineering and Logistics

Joe has been at HYX MOLD since 1998. He came to us from TYCO where he was Plant Manager for their A&E Products operation in Forest City, NC. Joe has excellent leadership and management skills, having served in the Army as an artillery officer. A graduate of West Point in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Joe’s leadership, innovation and technical skills are valuable assets at HYX MOLD Plastics.

Kate Bryant

Manager of Quality and Training

Kate joined HYX MOLD in June 2012, with over 34 years of plastic molding manufacturing experience. For the last seven years, she was the VP of Quality for Avgol Nonwovens.  Trained as a Master Auditor by Procter and Gamble, Kate has excellent auditing, and quality management skills. Previously, Kate worked at Microfibres as a Product Development manager focused on innovative ideas for fabric applications in furniture.  In 25 years at Burlington Industries, Kate served in a variety of roles including Senior Technical Manager, Asset manager, and Manager for all laboratories in the Klopman Division.  At HYX MOLD, Kate’s focus is on leadership, quality, auditing, continuous improvement and problem-solving.  Kate is a graduate of James Madison University with a dual major in Chemistry and Physics, and a minor in mathematics.

Jeff Larrimore

Controller

Jeff Larrimore joined the team at HYX MOLD Plastics in July 2014. Jeff has 36 years of manufacturing accounting experience working for both private and public companies. He has assisted family owned companies that have doubled and tripled in size during his tenure. His expertise includes setting up benefit and 401K plans as well as upgrading ERP systems to ensure efficient and profitable processes. He holds a BS in Accounting from the Kenan Flagler School of Business at UNC Chapel Hill.

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