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Good Things Come in Three’s

It’s not fate or luck that has another Calframax Technologies employee winning and award from CTMA (Canadian Tooling & Machining Association), it is hard work and great people.

Kevin Klippert is Calframax’s third employee to win an award from CTMA. Kevin has made rapid progression through one of our most complex 5 – axis mill turn departments while running two machines with the ability to run a third. While attending his schooling in the apprenticeship program at St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technologies, Kevin was able to achieve one of the top marks in his class completing his semester with a high average while still continuing to work full time at Calframax Technologies.

Kevin was nominated by his direct supervisors for this award and overcame many other nominated individuals. This award not only came as an honor, but also with a MASTERCAM training session worth $1,600, a $500 KBC Tooling gift card, a Mitutoyo vernier caliper and micrometer set, and $1,250 cash.

Congratulations Kevin!

 

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Laramie Makes The List

Here at Calframax, we realize that machines are useless without talented, quality focused, ambitious operators running them! Cameron Laramie is one of these talented individuals and has been with the Calframax team since 2006. His 12 year dedication has been recognized and published in Mold Making Technology’s “30 Under 30 Class of 2018: The New Face of Mold making” article. You can view the article by clicking here!

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Making Headlines!

In preparation for NPE2018: The Plastics Show, Calframax hosted its own Open House on from April 10-12, 2018, featuring a BMB eKW55Pi/7000 hybrid injection molding machine and one of our high speed pail molds. Both the press and pail mold were shipped to Orlando, Florida for display at the NPE2018 show.  This mold went on to make a big impact on molders from around the world for its world class cycle time.  Both the press and mold being in high demand, were sold prior to the show.

Plastics News attended the Open House and then featured an article on Calframax outlining our presence at NPE2018 and our high speed tooling capabilities, as well as our company history and background.  To view the article, please follow this link.

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NPE 2018 Success!

For the first time, Calframax attended NPE with our very own booth. NPE is the world’s leading plastic trade show conference that allows industry leaders such as Calframax, to attend and display our technology for tools that make industrial pails in record speed. We partnered with Krauss Maffei  and BMB (press manufacturers) to display two of our molds. One was a single cavity 5 gallon container mold, while the second was a dual cavity 5 gallon container mold.

These two molds run between 13 to 15 seconds per cycle, depending on the design of the pail and speed of the injection press. This means molders can make on average 26 percent more pails per year. These two molds gained quite a lot of attention as current and potential customers were able to to see how much extra product we could provide them per year without sacrificing quality. We would like to thank our partners Krauss Maffei and BMB for allowing use to showcase our tools in their very high quality plastic injection presses.

 

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20 Years Strong

At Calframax’s annual May 24th Holiday Barbeque. Daniel Losier was recognized by Matt and Ray Little for 20 years of valued service. Currently, Daniel is relied upon for this 5-Axis CAM programming of complex components. Daniel has been part of the Calframax team almost since the beginning and continues to be a valued part of the team. Congratulations Daniel!

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DMG Mori Machine

Show Stopper

Calframax and DMG MORI have had strong ties for many years. Calframax was excited when DMG MORI asked to use one of our plastic injection molding components for their attendance at the EMO Hannover show in Hannover Germany. DMG MORI wanted to showcase the capabilities of their machines being able to manufacture 5 gallon plastic injection molds for the industrial container industry.

Calframax was honored when DMG MORI asked if they could keep our 5 gallon bucket mold component to be displayed at their in house museum. This museum showcases their machining capability in regards to precision component manufacturing , and our abilities as a industrial container mold manufacturer.

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Adam Price Apprentice of the year award winner

CTMA Apprentice of the Year Award

For the second time now, another Calframax employee has won the CTMA (Canadian Tooling & Machining Association) apprentice of the year award. Adam Price, started at Calframax as an apprentice February of 2015. In one years’ time, Adam was hired full time working his way through training in various departments. Adam was nominated by his direct supervisors for the CTMA apprentice of the year award and overcame 10+ other nominated individuals. This prestigious award not only came as an honor, but also with $7,000 worth of prizes ranging from training programs to tools.

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Chris Fraser Introductory Trades Training Program Graduate

Introductory Trades Training Program Graduation: 2017

Calframax is pleased to announce that 3 of our employees are graduates of the Introductory Trades Training Program. This program allows individuals to learn the tool and mold trade with hands on experience. Chris Fraser, Russel Caraang, and Jonas Caraang have chosen to start their career at Calframax specializing in industrial container industry. Calframax enjoys taking on individuals who are ready for a challenge within the trade.

After going through different departments of Calframax for training, Chris has found a home within our CNC department showing great skill. Russel and Jonas have found their spot within our design department and are learning quickly. Calframax is pleased to have these employees be a part of not only machining high speed molds, but also designing them.

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Labour Day picnic outside of Calframax

Breaking for Labour Day

Every year for the Labour Day long weekend, Calframax takes a break from 5 gallon pail mold manufacturing to bring the families of our fantastic employees together to share not only a delicious barbeque, but also each other’s company. Everyone was welcome, the kids had a bouncy castle, a table of toys to choose from and keep, and even a puppy stopped by! This is all well-deserved by our employees and their families making it possible for us to be a leader in the tool and mold industry.

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