CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Wabash MPI and Carver Inc.
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Wabash MPI (Wabash, Ind., U.S.) and Carver Inc. (Wabash, Ind., U.S.) will showcase their standard and custom presses in Booth No. U55 at CAMX 2019, the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo in Anaheim, Calif. from September 23-26. Wabash and Carver will highlight their composite and advanced materials molding presses for manufacturing and laboratory applications.
Wabash MPI also offers standard and custom hydraulic and pneumatic presses for compression molding, vacuum molding, ASTM testing, laboratory and R&D applications. The company’s transfer presses offer precise molding of electrical components, medical products and other applications.
Carver Inc. offers two-column and four column benchtop, manual and automatic hydraulic laboratory presses with clamping capacities from 12-48 tons. Carver presses are suited for various materials research, as well as pharmaceuticals, analytical chemistry, lab testing, laminating, rosin extraction and other applications.
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