State of the Art Robot-Servo Plastic Injection Molding Factory Tour - BLOG

State of the Art Robot-Servo Plastic Injection Molding Factory Tour

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July 12, 2016 – SYNCFAB hosted it’s third event with the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of San Leandro & San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Innovation STIR program for a private tour of local plastic injection molding facility KS Plastics in the East Bay!Kevin Ahern KS Plastics SyncFab Factory Tour
The company has 27 Injection Molding machines ranging in size from 80-1760 Tons and the Tool Room is a fully equipped for transfer tools, engineering and maintenance of In-house tooling Domestic and Off-Shore tooling partners Bridgeport Mills with digital read-out Charmilles EDM Machines.
KS Plastic Injection Molding Tour
This is an example of a large volume high quality injection mold.
Large Mold for Plastic Injection
The top side view affords a better look at the scope of the final product.
Plastic Injection Mold Top View
THe rear left gray large containers are the final product which is injection molded from the preceding mold.
Large Injection Mold Product
Here Kevin is explaining to tour members how the quality control functions towards the end of the production lifecycle.
Injection Mold Quality Control
Here is an excerpt of the shopfloor dialog outlining the injection molding process!

Many Thanks to KS Plastics, the City of San Leandro, the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce for this special arrangement and to all who were able to participate! The tour gave a whole new level of appreciation for injection molding! Photos are not typically allowed inside private facilities so if you want to see for yourself be sure to sign up for our next tour! Who knows where our next stop may take us as we delve further into the landscape of modern American manufacturing in the San Francisco STIR Program this summer 2016!

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