Complex Moldmaking Showcased at NPE2012



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During NPE2012 a part from MPC, Inc.--a Tier 1 molder of automotive components--for which Industrial Molds Group of Rockford, IL, designed and built the mold won the "Single Part Award" in SPI's International Plastics Design Competition. The part is a water outlet assembly that demonstrated a metal to plastic conversion integrating two components into one assembly. The thermoplastic replacement is a single-molded product, delivering more than 25% cost savings and a 450-gram weight reduction. Tim Peterson, VP of Industrial Molds Group is noted as saying that the Award shows what can be accomplished when moldmakers work closely with their customers.