Injection Micro Molding News


January 12, 2017

Makuta Micro Molding Supports EMERGE Program for Students

Makuta, Inc. President, Stu Kaplan, was featured in the November-December issue of the EMERGE newsletter. A joint program of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Blue River Career Programs and Shelby County Development Corp., EMERGE is designed to build interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning and career opportunities. Kaplan made presentations on micro molding at 5 county high schools plus the ITM Robotics Academy to support this important program. 

September 21, 2016

Makuta Micro Mold Featured in Sumitomo Demag Booth at MD&M Minneapolis

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery opened its display at MD&M Minneapolis today with a high-precision micro molding demonstration featuring a production mold from Makuta, Inc. The 4-cavity cassette mold for the demo…was chosen due to the particularly challenging specifications and tight tolerances of the parts.

October 05, 2015

Makuta Micro Molding featured with cover story in Plastics Technology Magazine

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.

February 19, 2015

Makuta Medical Micro-Molding Project to be
Featured in Sumitomo Demag Booth at NPE 2015

An exciting new medical micro-molding project from Eye Care and Cure, Inc. and Makuta, Inc. 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 on the micro-molding demonstration can be read here.

November 1, 2014

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

Makuta, Inc. 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.

October 05, 2012

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

Stu Kaplan, president and owner of Makuta, Inc., a leader in the 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.

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