Toshiba machines helping to prepare next-gen technicians


While visiting the Toshiba Machine booth during NPE 2015 in Orlando, FL, Academic Dean Mike McGee and Plastics Engineering Technology instructor Dan Ralph from Hennepin Technical College (HTC) in Minnesota were so impressed with the 1.8 second cycle time of the new EC30SX all-electric injection molding system that they purchased the demo unit right off the show floor.

This is the fourth machine that HTC has either purchased or received on consignment from Toshiba over the past 25 years. All are being used at HTC’s campus in Brooklyn Park, MN, to prepare the next generation of technicians for careers in the plastics industry. It’s a great example of the commitment that Toshiba and HTC have made to advance plastics manufacturing in the U.S. “We’ve been diligently working on a program to increase the next generation’s awareness of manufacturing so that we can maintain America’s strength in the global economy,” said Steve Cunningham, Toshiba Machine USA and
HTC is advancing these efforts as well.

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