M.R. Mold sell Cold Runner Systems

By Roger Renstrom

ANAHEIM, CALF. (Feb. 24, 10:05 a.m. ET) -- M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. of Brea, Calif., sold three of its $17,500 cycle-counter-equipped valve-gated cold-runner systems since introducing the product at NPE2009 in June.  (Since this article was published, M.R. Mold has sold five (5) Cold Runner Systems)

Each system has spring-loaded Vanadis nozzle tips, gun-drilled airflow lines, an air terminal box with a Festo quick disconnect coupler and, for cleaning, a separate water jacket and nozzle.

President Rick Finnie founded the business in 1985 and has built a reputation for expertise in liquid silicone rubber molds and other tools. The firm has made more than 5,000 molds.

Recently, M.R. Mold added an OKK computer numerically controlled HM 600 system that Finnie said has a market value of $485,000. Finnie paid $285,000 for the repossessed CNC system, which was moved to Brea from a shop in Arizona.

M.R. Mold employs 22 and occupies 15,000 square feet, including 4,000 square feet in a technical center with three injection molding machines of 55-110 tons for mold testing and prototyping activities.

M.R. Mold attended the Medical Design & Manufacturing West show, held Feb. 9-11 in Anaheim.