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Makuta is our partner for small parts – micro molded. I also think of Makuta as a small company with outstanding capabilities and technical resources.

Clay Chaney, Jr., Global Manufacturing Manager Vespel TP Products, Dupont

Makuta Technics Micro Molding featured with cover story in Plastics Technology Magazine

October 05, 2015

Executive Editor Matthew Naitove visited Makuta to develop the in-depth article covering the history, manufacturing technology, people and the advances the company has made in micro molding. "A little more than 10 years ago, Makuta was able to mold parts with hole diameters of 80 µm, and that was considered small. Today, the firm produces parts with hole diameters as small as 20 µm and many of its molds are built to hold tolerances of ± 5 µm," writes Naitove.

To read the full article click here.

Makuta Technics medical micro-molding project to be featured in Sumitomo Demag booth at NPE 2015

February 19, 2015

An exciting new medical micro-molding project from Eye Care and Cure, Inc. and Makuta Technics will be featured in Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s NPE Booth (W623). Makuta and Sumitomo Demag will mold a 0.524-gram POM gear that plays a vital role in a unique new cataract surgery device developed by Eye Care and Cure. NPE 2015 will take place March 23-27 in Orlando, FL

An article on plasticstoday.com on the micro-molding demonstration can be read here.

MD&M West 2015

February 10, 2015

Makuta Technics will be exhibiting in Booth 2392 at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, CA, from February 10-12, 2015. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, MD&M West displays the latest in medical technology design and manufacturing.

Makuta Technics featured in plant tour article in the inaugural issue of Plastics Machinery Magazine

November 1, 2014

Makuta Technics was selected for the featured plastics processor in the first issue of the new Plastics Machinery Magazine. Angie DeRosa, Managing Editor of Plastics Machinery Magazine, toured the Makuta plant and met with employees in the preparation of the feature-length article.

The article can be read here.

Micro molding leader, Makuta Technics hopes to make an impact on manufacturing industry

October 05, 2012

Stu Kaplan, president and owner of Makuta Technics, a leader in micro molding industry, lends his support to IMPaCT 2016, a program dedicated to attracting and keeping engineering and manufacturing talent to Shelby County, IN and the surrounding area to support local manufacturing.

For full details, read the newspaper article.

Global Polymer Innovation Expo 2012

August 24, 2012

Makuta Technics is exhibiting at the Global Polymer Innovation Expo (GPIE 2012) at Batelle Hall in Columbus, Ohio on August 27-29. Come by and visit us at booth 321.

Global Polymer Innovation Expo (GPIE 2012)

August 21, 2012

Micro molding leader, Makuta Technics will participate in the Global Polymer Innovation Expo, a new event for the polymer industry that will feature medical plastics and prototyping.

Read the article in Medical Plastics News Magazine.

Lights Out at Makuta Technics: Automation, Attitude Make High-Volume Unmanned Production Possible

August 20, 2012

Running a plastics processing facility "lights out", requires all the elements - people, technology and product - to be perfectly in sync. Micro molding veteran, Makuta Technics has successfully maintained that balance since 1996, molding millions of parts each month with a staff of 10 and only one manned shift. Stu Kaplan, president of Makuta Technics, talks to Plastics Business Magazine about how to effectively implement a lights-out strategy.

Read the magazine article.

New Injection Screw Breaks the Rules, But Fixes Many Molding Defects

August 15, 2012

Plastics Technology Magazine discusses the benefits of the revolutionary new Sumitomo Demag T-Rex SL Screw Assembly that was demonstrated at the NPE2012 show in Orlando. The two-cavity mold used during the demonstration came from Makuta Technics. Stu Kaplan discusses the new screw and how it will benefit micro molding.

Read the magazine article.

MD&M East 2012

May 23, 2012

Micro molding expert Stu Kaplan discusses “Hardware Developments for Machine and Robotic Transfer Systems in Micro Molding” at the 2012 MD&M East Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

For full details, read the full press release.

Leading Entrepreneurial Innovation: The Rebirth of Small Town Manufacturing Through Innovation April 28, 2011

May 14, 2012

Stu Kaplan, president and owner of Makuta Technics, a leader in micro molding industry, participates in the “Leading Entrepreneurial Innovation: The Rebirth of Small Town Manufacturing Through Innovation” panel discussion.

For full details, read the newspaper article.

Micro Manufacturing Conference 2011

February 04, 2011

Makuta Technics is exhibiting at the SME Micro Manufacturing Conference at the Drury Lane Convention Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL on April 5-6, 2011. Come by and visit us at booth 309.

Makuta featured in September issue of Injection Molding Magazine

September 18, 2008

Check out the latest issue of Injection Molding Magazine showcasing Makuta’s Shelbyville, IN facility.

Read the magazine article.

Micromolding Superstar Multiplies Strengths

September 13, 2008

It isn’t often that a molding operation can be described as “without peer.” This is one of those rare times. A visit with Makuta Technics, which has clearly perfected the science of micromolding, did not disappoint.

Read the article in Injection Molding Magazine.

Makuta Technics
2155 Intelliplex Drive
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Phone 317.642.0001
Fax 317.642.0029