Creative Blow Mold Tooling, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, has installed its second Haas UMC 750 5-axis machining center. This greatly expands the company’s capacity for custom machining.
The 33-year-old company has built a strong reputation in the blow mold industry for designing and producing molds for the bottle and packaging industries across the country. It focuses on collaborating with its customers and finding the best solution for their needs, not just meeting blueprint specs.
“We’ve invested in the engineering capacity required to add value to the customer relationship,” said Jim Hensiek, director of business development. That strategy largely revolves around the strength of Creative’s engineering team.
In addition to staying ahead of the curve with the number and expertise of engineers the company employs, Creative Blow Mold Tooling aims to stay on the cutting edge of technology.
“In order to meet customers’ ever shrinking lead time requirements, Creative must also leverage technology to improve productivity and turnaround, that’s where the 5-axis machines play an important role,” noted Hensiek.
“The Haas equipment is an excellent fit for our mold manufacturing process. It’s reliable and their service has met our needs,” stated Creative’s President, Michael Bohning. The firm has 22 pieces of Haas CNC equipment. Besides the two 5-axis machines it has four horizontal mills and 16 vertical mills.