Empire Precision Plastics (Rochester, NY), a manufacturer of high-volume, injection molded opaque and optic components, announced today that it has purchased assets from Advanced Mold & Tooling, based in Gates, NY. This acquisition appreciably expands Empire’s tooling and manufacturing capabilities, and increases its ability
to build high-cavitation tools used in the medical, industrial, firearms and electronics industries, the company said in a news release.
With the addition of tool-making equipment such as wire EDM and high-speed CNC milling, Empire will expand
the capacity of its in-house tool room. The company has also obtained several molding machines, which will quadruple its precision injection molding capacity and overall output. Empire is also growing its talent base,
having hired a significant number of designers, toolmakers and other specialists from the former Advanced.
Empire’s tooling specialists currently review customers’ tool designs and offer suggestions to improve part manufacturability and quality, as well as plan and manufacture plastic injection molds for use in Empire’s facilities. Now, Empire will be able to offer tooling-only services to its expanding client base.
“We’re excited to be able to design, manufacture and validate tools for clients to do their own molding,” said Neal Elli, President of Empire Precision Plastics. “This is one more way we can help customers go to market faster.”
Representatives from Empire will be discussing high-volume manufacturing and assembly capabilities for precision plastic optics and opaque parts at the 2017 SHOT Show Supplier Showcase and the 2017 Photonics West exhibition.