Xcentric Mold & Engineering, Inc., a leader in custom plastic injection molding, has revealed the company's scientific manufacturing approach. Xcentric's proprietary Process Engine delivers quality, reliability and repeatability for companies looking to cost-effectively manufacture products in the United States.
For years, the injection molding process has served as the industry's preferred method for manufacturing plastic parts. A wide selection of thermoplastic and thermoset materials, combined with minimal part finishing requirements, have been among the many reasons injection molding is often specified and sourced.
"Consistency is extremely important to our organization and to the quality of the final injection molded part," says Xcentric co-founder Brendan Weaver. "We want our customers to have a 'stress-free' manufacturing experience, with assurance in knowing their injection molding projects will be done right, on time and on budget."
In some manufacturing operations, specifically during the custom production of highly complex parts, adverse outcomes can occur. Stress build-up in a part, for example, can lead to warping, size variation, color mixing issues, cracking under extreme weather conditions and a variety of cosmetic issues. Xcentric's Process Engine eliminates problems before they occur. It analyzes the internal cavity pressure and identifies optimal pressure requirements necessary to fill parts free of stress during production runs.
"Our process engine is the driving force behind our molding department's ability to make sure the part is free of stress every single time," says Xcentric co-founder Damon Weaver. "It alerts technicians of any sudden changes that have the potential to negatively impact part production. As a result, we can guarantee our clients' projects success every single time."
Xcentric's team of design and manufacturing professionals use electric presses to produce high-quality, custom plastic mold parts for defense, medical, aerospace, automotive and consumer products industries. The company's Process Engine is the result of a growing demand for reliable manufacturing sources that can guarantee quality and avoid unnecessary expenses associated with tooling and rework; an unfortunate and common problem experienced by companies who sometimes manufacture overseas.
"Unfortunately, many U.S. companies have been forced to accept the unnecessary burden of unforeseen manufacturing costs due to the lack of process controls and quality standards at overseas manufacturing operations. Our Process Engine eliminates that," Weaver adds.