Tooling and Engineering

McKechnie Tooling & Engineering, located in Staples, Minnesota, is a leading manufacturer of medium to high-complexity plastic injection molds and related tooling. Our customers serve the automotive, government, medical, recreational and consumer goods markets.

We offer CAD-based tool design plus programmable 3-D CNC-based machining and electrical discharge machining – advanced technologies to meet your complete tooling requirements.

We bring mold design, manufacturing and mold trial capabilities together in a 36,000 sq. ft. facility. We have state of the art molding controls for tool try outs. Our in-house capabilities include injection presses from 90 to 700 tons to sample and qualify tools or to provide short-run production support.

Facilities

  • CAD/CAM
  • Unigraphics NX software
  • NC CAD/CAM
  • Solidworks CAD
  • Beaumont Technologies for mold flow simulations
  • DFX drawings
  • IGES, STEP models
  • Mold building expertise

  • Multi-Shot
  • Hot runner/cold runner
  • Thermoplastic, thermoset & blow molding plastic
  • High cavitation, high production, single cavity & prototype

  • Design & Manufacture of Zinc Die-cast Tooling

  • Precision Machining
  • Recently purchased a new Haas VF7/50 VMC, which provides high speed machining capability
  • Horizontal machining center with 5000 lb. workload capacity
  • Multiple vertical machining centers, 3500-6000 lb. workload capacity
  • Graphite vertical machining center with automated tool changer
  • Multiple manual milling and grinding work stations

  • Electrical Discharge Machining
  • 2 Makino Vertical EDM cells
  • 2 Wire EDM Machining center

  • Injection Presses
  • 700-ton Cincinnati Milicron
  • 375-ton Cincinnati Milicron
  • 90-ton Mitsubishi

Equipment

  • CNC EDM (Sinker)
  • Makino EDNC 65 (tank size 43X29X17)
  • Makino EDNC 43
  • Sodick Moldmaker III
  • Sodick A3C-R
  • Sodick A3R

  • CNC Wire EDM
  • Charmilles 510
  • Sodick A-500-H

  • Surface Grinders
  • 6 X 12 automatic Okamoto grinders (2)
  • 10 X 15 Gardner manual grinders (3)
  • 8 X 18 Mitsui manual
  • 6 X 12 Mitsui grinders (6)
  • OD & Jig Grinders (3)

  • Bridgeports
  • EZ-Trak Plus 9 X 48 table size (2)
  • Bridgeport 2J 9 X 42 (3)
  • Bridgeport I-2HP 9 X 42 (2)

  • CNC Milling
  • Haas VF7/50 VMC provides high speed machining capability
  • Cincinnati Magnum 800 horizontal mill
  • Makino SNC 64 high speed graphite mill
  • Haas VF-3
  • Leblond Makino FNC 128 CNC mill
  • Nakamura Slant 1 Lathe
  • Hurco Hawk 30

  • Injection Presses
  • Mitsubishi 80 MSP-5 hydraulic; clamp tonnage 90
  • Cincinnati 375-45 hydraulic; clamp tonnage 375; 48 oz. shot capacity
  • Cincinnati H700 hydraulic; clamp tonnage 700; 70 oz. shot capacity

These capabilities are available at the Staples, Minnesota MVC facility.

Request a quote here.

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