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Boy Machines donates I/M unit to S.C. university

Exton, Pa.-based injection molding machine supplier Boy Machines Inc. has donated a Boy model 35A injection molding...

December 4, 2006   Canadian Plastics

Exton, Pa.-based injection molding machine supplier Boy Machines Inc. has donated a Boy model 35A injection molding machine to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
Faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students will use the machine for a wide range of classroom education, lab science, and ongoing research, the company said.
“We are excited by the prospects of having our Boy 35A used for a variety of processing research and educational initiatives at a leading university like Clemson,” Robert Koch, president of Boy Machines, said. “We know that these ventures can yield dynamic new directions for future technological development and commercialization.”
Use of the new machine at Clemson will be under the direction of Dr. David Angstadt, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, whose research area focuses on polymer processing specifically injection molding and micro-injection molding. According to Boy Machines, Angstadt is establishing a research program at Clemson that addresses fundamental issues associated with polymer processing at the macro and micro scale. He expects to attract funding and support from governmental entities such as the National Science Foundation.
Boy Machines manufactures injection molding machines with clamping forces up to 100 U.S. tons. Barway Plastic Equipment Inc., based in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., and Plascom Plastic Machinery Inc. of Toronto represent the company in Canada.


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