Innovation

Molding the Future with Hybrid Composites

You might already know that carbon fiber is a material often used for higher end bike frames. It is a very light material that has vast potential to be shaped and made aerodynamically efficient. It’s also important to note that most bike frames need to be able to be flexible enough to absorb energy so that …

Process

Fun Fact – Lomont’s 2,700 Ton Press

DID YOU KNOW?? Plastic injection molding presses are classified or rated based on tonnage, or more specifically the clamping pressure or force. Here at Lomont Molding, we have a 2,700 ton press. The average elephant weighs around 6 tons, meaning it would take 450 elephants to produce the same amount of molding pressure that our …

Innovation, Technology

Industry 4.0 – Where are we now?

Here at Lomont Molding LLC we’re always looking for new ways to drive innovation throughout our processes. Many of the ways we are doing this fall in line of what is called Industry 4.0. We intend to continue pushing forward with this philosophy, so we thought it might be a good time to highlight what …

People

Employee of the Month – September

Meet Lomont Molding’s August EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, Kimberly Boyer Kim works in Accounting here at Lomont and has been here for over a year. In her role she is responsible for working with accounts payable/receivable, attendance, and many other accounting functions. In the past she worked at another plastics manufacturer as a machine operator. …

Process

Reducing Material Waste – Lomont’s New Rotary Shredder

Check out Lomont Molding LLC’s newest addition to our line of equipment used to reduce our material waste. Maximizing our material efficiency is an important component of Lomont’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Expanding these capabilities is also key in our abilities to reduce material cost for our customers. This new equipment is a Vecoplan VAZ …

People

Lomont welcomes Doug Bass as its new Operations Manager.

Lomont Molding LLC is pleased to welcome Doug Bass as its new Operations Manager. Doug is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing operations. Additionally, he will be directing our continuous improvement & optimization processes at Lomont’s Mt Pleasant facility. Doug describes himself as well traveled. He served fourteen years in the United States Air Force. …

Innovation, Technology

Future of Plastics – Plastic Based ‘Noah’ car

Construction of bio-based ‘Noah’ car proves the future of plastics may contain renewable solutions   Students from the Technical University of Eindhoven unveiled ‘Noah’, the world’s first car with structural parts made completely from natural and bio-based materials. No metal or traditional plastics were used in the car chassis and bodywork, making Noah an ultra-light, …