Plastic Injection molding

Mar 22, 2019

On March 20, Metal Powder Products (MPP), a global provider of custom-engineered powder metallurgy product solutions, announced plans to move a manufacturing division from Solon, Ohio, to expand its operations in Noblesville, Indiana, by 2020.
MMP will invest USD 1.5 million to equip and repurpose its 60,000-square-foot facility in Noblesville to significantly increase its production capacity and accommodate the new division, metal injection molding (MIM) manufacturing.
With the investment, MPP will dedicate 40,000 square feet to manufacturing while the remaining 20,000 square feet will be equipped to serve as office space and support R&D capabilities.
Founded in 1948, MPP is a leader in the innovation of material formulation, sintering, densification and powder metallurgy joining techniques and specializes in the production of engineered components using powder metallurgy (PM) and MIM techniques for automotive, hydraulic, medical and mechanical applications.
The company’s eight production facilities in the U.S. and China specialize in the production of various components, including custom-engineered gears and sprockets, complex structural parts, high strength aluminum parts and components requiring unique mechanical and physical properties.

(Indiana Economic Development Corp. release on March 20, 2019)

Mar 13, 2019

Solvay announced that it is displaying a thermoplastic composite steering knuckle prototype on its stand at JEC World 2019. The component is  manufactured by Magneti Marelli. The steering knuckle’s complex geometry was designed to maximise the properties brought by Solvay’s thermoplastic composites and injection molding materials. It showcases compression molding and overmolding processes and the combination of Solvay’s Amodel PPA thermoplastic compound and Evolite PPA thermoplastic composites - products developed specifically for automotive functional applications. (From a press release on March 13, 2019)

Feb 12, 2019

Novares announced the acquisition of US company Miniature Precision Components (“MPC”), a leading automotive sector thermoplastic company producing highly engineered plastic components and integrated modules for vehicle powertrains, reinforcing Novares’ position as a truly global powertrain actor. Through this acquisition, Novares Group is reaching revenue of EUR 1.5 billion with 47 plants, operated by 12,000 associates in 22 countries. MPC’s attractive customer portfolio, which includes Ford, General Motors, FCA, Nissan and Toyota, ensures that the new group will now supply powertrain parts to all major OEMs worldwide. MPC’s 3D suction blow molding and molded foam capabilities will allow Novares to develop new products and to reinforce its expertise, workforce and innovation capability in engine product engineering. (From a press release on February 12, 2019)