Originally Published MPMN October 2005
Magnesium Molding Company Relocates Due to Expansion
Custom injection molder Phillips Plastics Corp. (www.phillipsmetals. com) has relocated its magnesium-molding operations to a 55,000-sq ft facility in Eau Claire, WI, in order to accommodate increasing demand for this particular process, also known as thixomolding. The magnesium-molding division specializes in the creation of high-performance, lightweight products that retain strength throughout the molding process.
The magnesium-molding division molds parts ranging from 0.045 to 4 lb. The thixomolding process blends plastic injection molding with die-casting, producing EMI and RFI shielding capabilities, tighter tolerances, and more dimensional stability than with die-casting alone, according to the company.
In tandem with the continuation of service to its customers, Phillips aims to conduct research and development at the new facility in an effort to improve the magnesium-molding field.
"Phillips's commitment to state-of-the-art technology is really paying off for our magnesium customers because we can provide complete services from design through production," says general manager Gus Myran.
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