Please visit: Beaumont Technologies, Inc.
1524 E 10th St.
Erie, PA 16511 US
|Beaumont team outside headquarters in Erie, PA|
A pioneer and world leader of in-mold rheological control technologies, Beaumont Technologies is revolutionizing plastics injection molding. As the inventor of MeltFlipper® and other injection molding technologies, Beaumont offers a broad range of plastics engineering services, including:
-MELTFLIPPER® RHEOLOGICAL CONTROL
-THERMA-FLO® MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION
-PLASTICS EDUCATION & TRAINING
Beaumont has earned a reputation for challenging accepted standards in plastics flow and mold design as well as hot and cold melt delivery systems. Our approach is to apply critical thinking and engineer science-based solutions that enable our customers to mold faster and more consistently at less cost.
Beaumont’s team of plastics engineers approaches each project by questioning everything to learn how can we help our customers become more efficient and optimize part quality and molding processes to improve the bottom line. Simply stated, our goal is to enable our customers to become world class molders.
Beaumont Technologies is a plastics engineering firm and technology/service provider to the plastics industry. Our team of plastics engineers offers a unique and high-level of development, training, and consulting services for the injection molding industry.
Rheological Control Systems (RCSTM)
Our focus on polymer flow and rheology has driven internal development of patented products — including our flagship product, MeltFlipper® — revolving around melt delivery systems. We offer complete rheological control systems (RCSTM) for hot, cold and hyrbrid runner systems. In collaboration with INCOE® Corporation, we produce the industry's next generation of optimized hot runner manifolds (Opti-flo®) that eliminate the shear-induced imbalances found within traditional hot runner designs.
Advanced Polymer Processing
Our new integrated molding cell offers a higher level of process methodology, control and documentation over what is currently available in the industry. The lab is equipped to provide process feedback through a proprietary high-speed data collection and data management system. We offer tensile bar molding (with other specimens as options, such as impact discs) with standards and documentation that surpass ISO/ASTM standard requirements.
Therma-flo™ Moldometer: A method for characterizing the “injection moldability” of plastic materials (the measurement of a plastic material’s ability to flow through various geometries at different velocities). Up to 700 tests may be conducted, including different part geometries and velocities, and data is provided in “pressure per inch” terms for easy understanding.
Veri-flo™ II: A material verification service used to benchmark actual molding conditions versus simulation prediction. It is most often coupled with our CAE Mold filling Simulation Service. Actual molding test data is compared to a prediction analysis output using the same “in-cavity” data to determine how well the software is predicting pressures for a given material or equivalent material.
Beaumont utilizes cutting-edge software, such as Moldflow® from Autodesk® and Moldex3D from CoreTech Systems Co. Ltd. Our advanced knowledge of polymer flow, processing, and melt delivery system optimization combined with understanding both the capabilities and limitations of the simulation software allows our engineering team to ensure a complete and accurate report is given to our customers. Beaumont engineers are Expert Certified Moldflow® Consultants and trainers.
We also offer our one-of-a-kind systematic mold balance snalysis 5-Step ProcessTM software is a template driven database software designed to take the mystery out of diagnosing mold filling and part quality variations. Used for new mold start-ups or problematic existing molds, the data provided by the software will aid in reducing the mold approval/commissioning time and the overall time to market, particularly when used in conjunction with rheological control systems.
Our Plastics Professional Training Series emphasizes fundamental plastic principles to teach state-of-the-art design, process, and diagnostic procedures. Unlike traditional process trainings, Beaumont trainings provide employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to help increase efficiency and profitability, while teaching new ways to problem solve a project from start to finish. We offer courses suited for Mold Makers, Designers, Processors, Quality Control Personnel, Engineers, Operations Managers, etc.
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Building 'foundational knowledge' and critical thinking skills.
Beaumont Technologies , Erie, Penn., is launching an injection molding certification program, hoping to fill the yawning skills gap facing the industry with some very well-known instructors.
Software to handle data provided by new 'real-world' testing.
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Tooling innovations at NPE focused primarily on multi-cavity closure and medical applications, though there was also a substantial emphasis on large automotive and appliance parts.
It's the first material characterization method developed specifically for evaluating the injection moldability of a plastic melt.
Experienced injection molders have long known that a resin’s melt flow index (MFI), measured under very low-shear conditions, provides very little information about how it will process under many orders of magnitude higher shear in an actual mold.
Balanced filling is critical for making identical parts, achieving high CPKs, holding tight tolerances, and getting “good” data from design of experiments.
Processors face a multitude of challenges whenever they approach an injection molding machine.
Incoe Corp., Troy, Mich., and Beaumont Technologies, Inc. (BTI), Erie, Pa., have agreed to allow each to sell the other’s products.
An economical approach to verifying that computer-aided flow simulation will give an accurate molding prediction with your particular resin is offered as a new service from Beaumont Technologies, Inc., Erie, Pa.
Beaumont Technologies, Inc., Erie, Pa., is now introducing its In-Mold Adjustable Rheological Control (iMARC) mold inserts for commercial sale.
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Several new multi-cavity mold configurations and new graphics mark the latest version of the "5 Step Process" software for mold-balance analysis and filling diagnostics.
A novel technology allows injection molders to alter the flow pattern inside the cavity and balance the filling of multiple cavities by means of an external mold adjustment while the tool remains in the press. In this exclusive article, the system's inventor explains how it works.
"In-Mold Adjustable Rheological Control," or iMARC, is a new tooling concept that provides an externally adjustable means of varying how melt flows in a cavity without in any way restricting the flow (unlike valve gates, for example). Now in beta testing, iMARC is a further development of the Melt Flipper technology from Beaumont Technologies, Inc., Erie, Pa.