METYX Composites establishes tooling center

The METYX Composites Tooling Center incorporates a 5-axis CNC machine for large-scale plug and mold production.

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METYX Composites (Istanbul, Turkey) on Sept. 12 announced the creation of a comprehensive, new Tooling Center. Scheduled to open in January 2012, the Tooling Center will serve all METYX Composites customers worldwide as a value-added service.

The METYX Composites Tooling Center incorporates a 5-axis CNC machine for large-scale plug and mold production. The cutting-edge machine has a 4m Z axis and a 6.2m Y axis, making it one of the largest CNC machines in the region for the composites industry. It is capable of running molds and plugs for the automotive, wind energy and marine industries, among others.

Although composite molds are at the heart of the Tooling Center, a metal workshop is also underway to facilitate aluminum mold production.

“We are thrilled to deliver another significant value-added service to our customers,” commented Ugur Ustunel, VP new business development, METYX Composites. “Since the launch of our closed mold product range, METYCORE, we noticed the industry needed a reliable, low-cost tooling shop that could respond to customers’ tooling challenges – rapidly and effectively. This market-driven approach triggered our investment decision. Our solution allows customers to continue focusing on their core business while maximizing their return on investment,” explains Ustunel.