Our machine shop in Pittsfield, MA installed some new equipment recently.
New Machining Equipment
UX500P/15C, 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center
Sinicon Plastics has already received its first purchase order in anticipation of this acquisition. This 5-axis vertical machining center will introduce a new technological advantage to Sinicon Plastics’ Pittsfield facility. This machine can manufacture a wide variety of parts employing less setup time due to the ability to machine five sides of a component in one setup vs multiple setups on a 3-axis machine. 5-axis machining will result in less cost, increased throughput, new business opportunities, and improved product quality for our valued customers. Simultaneous 5-axis machining also has the potential to open-up opportunities in market segments which we currently are unable to compete.
MV214P/15C – 3-Axis 60″ x 28″ High-Precision Vertical Machining Center
This 3-axis, large capacity, vertical machining center not only replaces an aged 20 years worn out machine, but it also maintains a machining size envelop which is rare in Berkshire County. Few metal cutting businesses have machine capacity of this size, which allows Sinicon Plastics to support several area businesses by manufacturing parts that are much too large for other companies. This new machine is equipped with a higher RPM spindle, a faster cutting speed, and 1,000 PSI of chip flushing technology, which will increase throughput over current technology by 30 to 40 percent. This machine is also equipped with mist collecting technology which will result in better air quality and an overall safer work environment for our employees.
Piece of Sinicon History
An article from the Berkshire Eagle about Sinicon. We were one of the first 100 ISO Certified companies in the US, and certainly one of the smallest!
(Small typo in the story – ISO 9001 not 9002)
Plastics News Article
Follow the link below to read about our recent acquisition, our silicone business and more good news from the hopper:
Plastics News – Sinicon Eyes Growth
New Sodick Press
Sinicon has just brought online our first Sodick press. The GL30 is a high precision machine with a plunger barrel. It is ideal for molding small parts, one of our specialties.
Assembly Room Update
New room is coming along nicely! We are awaiting furniture delivery and we will be good to go. Thank you to everyone who helped along the way:
- Virgilio Construction;
- T&M Electric;
- ICS Flooring;
- South Mountain Builders;
- Conklin Office Furniture; and
- David Vautrin Painting.
Assembly Room Underway
Floor has been leveled, painted and sealed. We are in the process of renovating this 2,400 square foot room for secondary operations.
New Round of Renovations
SNEAK PEAK – Sinicon is gearing up for another round of renovations. We’re doing the prep work for a new secondary and assembly area. The final results will be beautiful! We’ll keep you posted.
New Vertical Press
Our new 2016 Boy Machines 35EVV Vertical press has arrived. We now have three vertical presses ideal for insert molding.
Newest Tool Room Toy
Sinicon is proud to announce the commissioning of our brand new Makino U3 wire EDM machine, adding to our ever-growing in house tooling capabilities. Read more about the U3 below.