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Case Study: How Beaumont Helped Take the SideQuest from Design to Market

Introduction

Since 1998, Beaumont has been operating and growing to improve the injection molding industry. From transformative patented technologies like MeltFlipper® to training, production, material characterization, and simulation services provided by unmatched in-house teams, Beaumont has served the industry for over 25 years. While plastics companies, workforces, manufacturers, and OEMs make up the majority of our customers, we also have the opportunity to support startups and individual entrepreneurs in need of plastics knowledge and application.


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Beaumont Sponsors SPE PlastiVan® Visit at Local Elementary School

We recently sponsored a visit from the SPE PlastiVan® at a local elementary school in Harborcreek, PA. Educator John Fellenstein presented lively demonstrations and hands-on activities to several 3rd and 6th grade classes, teaching students about the history, chemistry, processing, and sustainability of plastics, as well as future career opportunities within the plastics industry.


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Beaumont Development Testimonial: GreenLeaf Industries

Our team of plastics engineers, including Moldflow® Certified Experts and GM Certified Moldflow® Analysts, have extensive experience combining mold filling analysis and molding simulation with real-world molding practices. Recently, the team had the opportunity to work with GreenLeaf Industries on a warp analysis project. CEO Lawrence Segrest shares about his experience with Beaumont Development:


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Beaumont Exhibiting at NPE2024 in Booth W3389

Get ready for the Beaumont Family of Companies as we prepare to exhibit at NPE2024 in Orlando, Florida! Join us from May 6th to May 10th at Booth W3389 for a showcase of innovation, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled expertise.

Beaumont Technologies, Inc., Beaumont Advanced Processing, Beaumont Development, and the American Injection Molding Institute will all be represented at our Booth, located in the West Hall on level II of the Orange County Convention Center. Our booth will boast several exciting features throughout the duration of NPE2024 that guests will not want to miss out on.

At Beaumont Booth W3389, you will find:

Show Specials

Are you interested in a Moldflow® Simulation or MeltFlipper®? Stop by our booth at to claim your coupon for 10% off one PO for Moldflow® and/or MeltFlipper® orders. Only one order per company. Must have coupon with unique code to use.

LIVE MeltFlipper® Demonstrations

Throughout the duration of NPE2024, Beaumont will offer LIVE demos of our patented MeltFlipper® technology right on the showroom floor. You’ll be able to learn first hand the ways MeltFlipper® can reduce plastic injection molding issues, maximize effeciency, promote faster time to market, and produce more quality-consistent parts.

1940s Van Dorn Midget Molder Machine

Step back in time to visit this one-of-a-kind iconic machine. This machine is a true testament to craftsmanship and ingenuity. With its streamlined design and precision engineering, the Van Dorn Midget Molder revolutionized plastic injection molding, setting new standards of efficiency and reliability. Be sure to stop by Booth W3389 to check it out.

Expert Consultations:

Our booth staff include some of the top leading industry experts in their respective fields. Representatives from all four of the Beaumont Family of Companies will be available for meetings throughout the duration of NPE2024.

Beaumont Technologies, Inc. Beaumont Advanced Processing Beaumont Development American Injection Molding Institute
John Beaumont – CEO / CTO
John Ralston – President
Alex Beaumont – Vice President
Travis Belz – Applications Engineering Manager
Todd Bresson – Regional Sales Manager
Kevin Rottinghaus – Senior Sales Manager
Jae Aoh – Creative Director
Eric Bowersox – Director
Seth Jones – Sales Manager
David Corsi – Design and Simulation Engineering Manager David Rose – Senior Instructor
Jason Travitz – Senior Injection Molding Instructor
Glenn Keith – Mold Maintenance Instructor
Lucy Lenhardt – Molding Lab Coordinator


Daily Speakers:

Monday, May 6th through Thursday, May 9th, we will be offering speaking sessions at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Check out the scheduled speaking sessions here:

Date and Time: Speaker: Topic:
Monday, May 6th – 11:00 am David Rose – Senior Instructor – AIM Institute Pack Pressure’s Influence on Gate Freeze Time
Monday, May 6th – 2:00 pm Matt Jaworski – Senior Solultions Engineer – Autodesk®, Inc., Jeff Higgins, Senior Solutions Engineer – Autodesk®, Inc. Sustainable Manufacturing Starts with Responsible Design
Tuesday, May 7th – 11:00 am John Beaumont – CEO / CTO – Beaumont Characterizing the Injection Moldability of Polymers
Tuesday, May 7th – 2:00 pm David Corsi – Design & Simulation Engineering Manager – Beaumont STAMP-MOLDFLOW®
Wednesday, May 8th – 11:00 am Glenn Keith – Instructor, Mold Maintenance – AIM Institute Systemized Mold Maintenance
Wednesday, May 8th – 2:00 pm David Corsi – Design & Simulation Engineering Manager – Beaumont Leveraging Moldflow® to Streamline the Windage Process
Thursday, May 9th – 11:00 am Jason Travitz – Senior Injection Molding Instuctor – AIM Institute Screw Bounce….What Is It & Why Should You Care
Thursday, May 9th – 2:00 pm Joe Huegel – Senior Solutions Engineer – Autodesk, Inc., Trevor Thorwort – Senior Solutions Engieer – Autodesk®, Inc. Moldflow® 2024 – What’s New and R&D Topics

Our entire team is excited to have a presence at this year’s NPE. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 


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Beaumont and the AIM Institute Partner with Fordham Plastics to Provide Representation in the Southeast Region

Injection molding industry leader Beaumont is partnering with Fordham Plastics Equipment Corporation to represent its companies in the Southeast United States. The partnership will provide face-to-face support to Beaumont’s customers through Fordham Plastics’ established rep team. Current and prospective customers of Beaumont and students of the AIM Institute will benefit from this additional representation in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.


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How to Properly Size a Runner System

Cold runner systems, which bridge the molding machine to a part forming cavity, are a significant factor in determining the success or failure of an injection molded part. Optimally sizing a runner system provides several critical advantages:


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The Advantages of Investing in Employee Education

How Beaumont utilizes the AIM Institute to improve our workforce

Over the last 25 years, the Beaumont Family of Companies has grown and evolved to continue fulfilling the needs of the injection molding industry. One common denominator has remained the same: our people and investing in employee education.


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Beaumont Technologies Celebrates 25 Years

Today, the Beaumont Family of Companies celebrates its 25th anniversary!

Beaumont Technologies at a tradeshow
Early Beaumont Technologies team

 

Beaumont Technologies, Inc. was founded April 17, 1998 under the name “Beaumont Runner Technologies, Inc.” to commercialize a new plastic melt conditioning technology: the MeltFlipper®. John Beaumont, then a professor in the Plastics Engineering Technology program at Penn State Erie, invented and developed MeltFlipper® after identifying the root cause of product quality and manufacturing issues related to uneven mold filling. Over the last 25 years, the company has grown from one patent and a couple of employees to now four business units and over 100 employees. Take a look at some reflections shared by long term members of the Beaumont Family of Companies, starting with John Beaumont himself:


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