Exhibitor interview: INCOE
Next up in our exhibitor interview
series, Jim Bott, New Business Development - Automotive, Heavy truck, and Mobility from INCOE Corporation spoke to us.
INCOE Corporation engineers, designs, and manufactures proprietary products primarily for the plastic injection molding industry. The products combine into creating a heated plastic melt delivery system. This system is commonly referred to within the plastic injection mold making and molding market as a Hot Runner System.
INCOE’s Hot runner system integrates within the plastic injection mold. It is used to receive from a plastic injection molding machine and distribute the molten plastic to the mold’s core/cavity combination to form a part. Hot runner systems reduce and up to eliminate scrap plastic, reduce part to part cycle time, and make many part aesthetics possible where it would be impossible without the technology.
What do you think sets your company apart from your competitors?
INCOE Corporation since 1958 is a wholly owned USA family Hot Runner Solutions provider. Providing systems, spare parts, and 24/7 service for North America from Auburn Hills, Michigan. This significantly reduces global supply chain and shipping issues. Additionally, has four other manufacturing facilities globally, Germany, China, Singapore, and Brazil. Each of those provide Hot runner solutions and support for each local domestic geography.
Are there any new technology developments that your company is working on at the moment?
Of course, and not to be elusive, we introduce some of these technologies at International trade shows. Most technological developments are for continuous improvements of melt delivery/ gate aesthetics and are not published. INCOE introduces technologies to markets/molders where benefit will be realized. Each application has specific requirements, and INCOE matches technology that will provide the best price/performance ratio to that customer.
What are the biggest challenges facing the injection molding industry today, and how can this be overcome?
There are a few. I will just list one. Labor Shortages in machinist, the mold makers, and molding trades. Continue to educate parents, teachers, and children; starting at junior high school level, that skilled trades are safe, clean, and a great
career choice. Organizations such as AMBA (American Mold Builders Association) and MAPP (Manufactures Association for Plastic Processors) are very proactive in this cause and well worth joining.
How do you see the sector developing in the next five to ten years?
Plastics that offer infinite style, shaping, light weighing, and strength at a fair cost will continue to be components for all markets.
You are exhibiting at the Injection Molding and Design Expo, what are you most looking forward to?
INCOE is exhibiting, please come and visit our booth #403. I am most looking forward to meeting people live in person to discuss their technical melt delivery needs as to provide a win/win solution.