Posts by Ashley Angerer

MeltFlipper® Used in Over 12 Billion Parts for Customer

Beaumont Technologies, Inc. received a note from Alan Rude, Two Shot Leader / Sr, Process Engineer for ARaymond:

“About 10 years ago, we were introduced to a patented technology called MeltFlipper® from Beaumont Technologies. Beaumont helped us understand the technology by showing us facts about plastic flow, and how it can impact the quality of plastic parts. We have experienced many of the quality issues that Beaumont showed us with other mold case studies. The quality issues were dimensional inconsistencies, under-packed and over-packed cavities, excessive tool wear, and a small process window.

We chose a new 64 cavities fastener mold to incorporate the MeltFlipper® technology. We were looking to reduce runner volume, so we went with a hot runner to cold runner feed system. Beaumont worked with Incoe to incorporate MeltFlipper® in a special hot runner system called Opti-Flo. I consulted with Todd Bresson at Beaumont to help guide us through the process and get the total imbalance to under 3% with all 64 cavities. Beaumont was able to utilize short shot studies with their proprietary software to make minor steel safe changes to the MeltFlipper® design to optimize the runner system.

The mold was built by Precision Die & Machining. We looked at the shot counter, and we have made over 12 BILLION PARTS. Yes, BILLION! This job runs with a larger process window and more consistent part to part dimensions with less tool wear than other jobs without MeltFlipper®. We were also able to run at a faster cycle time versus other non MeltFlipper® jobs. I think it is safe to say that we made our money back on this one.”

Our team at Beaumont loves to see feedback like this. When we hear about the positive impact our MeltFlipper® technology makes for our customers, we know we’re are revolutionizing the injection molding industry.


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Beaumont Welcomes Research & Development Engineer

Recently, Beaumont brought on a new team member: Zach Morton, Research and Development Engineer. Zach is tasked with handling various research projects, under John Beaumont, for the American Injection Molding Institute (AIM) and Beaumont companies. Although he will be working on a variety of projects, Zach’s current focus will be on the advancement of Therma-Flo™.

“Beaumont has achieved so much in such a short time, and history shows it; they’re doing it just right,” says Zach. “I’m grateful to be a part of the R&D team now and I’m excited to begin my professional journey here. This company has an ambition I want to grow in and be a part of, so naturally I want to do my best and make a lasting impact.”

Zach earned his bachelor’s in Plastics Engineering Technology from Penn State Behrend this past May. An Erie native, he attended Collegiate Academy for high school. When he’s not at work, Zach enjoys board games and strategy games with friends. He also has various outdoor hobbies and particularly enjoys spending time at the beach or on the water.

Welcome to the team Zach!


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BAP’s Expands Material Characterization Division to New Facility

Beaumont Advanced Processing (BAP) is excited to announce we are expanding yet again.

As of June 1st, 2022 our Material Characterization Division, which includes Test Specimen Molding, Therma-flo™, and Moldflow Material Characterization, will be moving to a new facility.

The new location can be found 20 minutes away from the Beaumont headquarters in Erie, PA at:

BAP Material Characterization Division
10524 Crosby Circle
Cranesville, PA 16410

We ask that beginning June 1st, 2022, all shipments related to our Material Characterization team be sent directly to the address above.

This move greatly benefits not only our team, but our customers as well. BAP will now have a facility dedicated to the workflow of material characterization with improved lead times, and additional room for expansion of material characterization specific services.

Our headquarters will also gain room to grow our production services with the move.

We are greatly looking forward to our move and being able to provide better service to our customers.


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BAP Expands with New Tooling Division

As of January 1st, 2022, Beaumont Advanced Processing [BAP], has acquired a new facility located in Sugar Grove, PA dedicated to the new Tooling Division. BAP now has over 7,000 square feet of spaced dedicated to the design and development of precision injection molding tooling.

We now offer a stop shop for mold design, build, process validation, and production for our customers.

In addition, we can provide quick repair options for existing production molds and are able to offer an improved preventative maintenance facility for current production molds.

BAP is now split between three divisions – the Tooling Division, the Material Characterization Division, and the Molding Division.


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Beaumont Employee makes Pro Debut as Triathlete

Run, Matt. Run.

One of Beaumont’s employees is doing big things outside of the injection molding world.

Beaumont Advanced Processing’s Quality Manager, Matt McWilliams, recently made his professional in-person triathlon debut in Miami, FL at the Challenge Miami event.


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Beaumont Unites Research, Education, Industry Under One Roof

Beaumont Technologies Inc. has moved into a 40,000-square-foot building that links the firm’s education efforts through the American Injection Molding Institute, research, material characterization, simulation expertise, and real-world part design and molding.


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Alex Beaumont Featured in Panel at Molding 2018 Conference

During the Molding 2018 Conference in Long Beach, CA, Alex Beaumont joined a panel of other plastics professionals in an attempt to dissect the industry’s challenges to find, train, and retain employees.

While no clear cut solutions appeared easily available, Alex was able to add valuable information on the topic and further explain the importance of collaborating with others to bring new talent to the industry.

Also on the Panel were Rao Neelam (Comar), Jason Holbrook (KraussMaffei), John Berg (Sussex IM), and Michael Engler (AMA Plastics).

Source:
www.plasticsnews.com/article/20180301/NEWS/180309987


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