Friday, August 30, 2013

SLCC Opens New Plastics Lab


Salt Lake Community College has opened a new Plastics Lab at its Meadowbrook Campus. A boon to both students and local manufactures in the Plastics Injection Molding industry. 

SLCC’s new lab will contain the newest equipment in the industry, including a RoboShot 110-ton Injection Molding Machine that was donated by BD Medical, an objet photo-polymer 3-D Printer, and a steel negative part molddonated by BARD Access Systems.

“We depend on industry support in all these areas to make this program a success,” said Mark Poole, SLCC Corporate Solutions director.  “We are very grateful for the high quality of these donations. Cooperation between industry and academia benefits all involved, and all of us at SLCC will work to improve the Plastics Injection Molding workforce and industry.” 

With the addition of the Objet 3-D printer and other machining and milling equipment, the Plastic lab now takes products from the concept to the prototype to the production stage. As a result, students and companies can use the facility to:
  • design a product using CAD software
  • print a prototype of the product on the Objet 3-D printer
  • print a negative mold of the product on the Objet 3-D printer
  • manufacture a small-number run of the product on the plastics injection machine
  • mill a final version of the mold in steel
For more information about the Plastics Lab or the program, visit: http://www.mbrcslcc.com/corporatesolutions