Fraser, MI – Hi-Craft Engineering, Inc., a Michigan-based low-cost leader providing high-quality injection molded products, is celebrating 40 years in business by continuing to proudly serve the automotive market and beyond. Additionally, in 2014 Hi-Craft purchased two 140-ton Toshiba Electric injection molding presses to continue its formidable operations support, each machine fitted with a new Star Automation Robot for the elimination of manual labor. This brings Hi-Craft Engineering’s total press machine count to 38, ranging from 30-ton models to 620-ton variants.
“We are a family-owned, mid-sized injection molding firm with complete tooling and manufacturing support to take our clients’ programs from concept to reality,” says Don Nemens, who was recently promoted to Hi-Craft’s Vice President of Operations from his previous post as Plant Manager. “Hi-Craft specializes in plastic, injection molding, mold design and mold building, insert and overmodeling, components and assembly operations. We boast industry-leading expertise in new product development, while providing critical, immediate care for corrective action and molding perfection on clients’ existing product lines and current overseas production.”
Among the plethora of plastic products Hi-Craft Engineering produces for the automotive, medical, plumbing, construction and consumer good sectors are seat system components, insert molded components, fuel system components, injection molded components, interior trim pieces, under-hood components, medical syringes, low water volume flush tanks, flush tank water valves, sliding installation clips, high-voltage electrical insulators, model train components, aftermarket automotive mirror housings and child safety seat components.
In the injection molded components sector, Hi-Craft flexes its expertise muscle by way of electrical insulators, vacuum system components, lighting components, insert molded components, seat system components and fuel system components.
Further, Hi-Craft Engineering works with H&C Tool as its in-house tool shop, ensuring complete mold construction, repair, improvement and preventative maintenance encompassing CNC EDM technology, CNC machining technology, CADKEY design software, customized preventative mold maintenance programs and in-hour parting line repair utilizing CNC orbital EDM technology. H&C Tool has been Hi-Craft’s in-house design, tooling and mold manufacturer for 40 years, taking advantage of its 5,000 square-foot facility to showcase its post-mold-warp reverse engineering expertise and Low Cost Country (LCC) tooling solutions.
In the area of quality assurance, Hi-Craft Engineering makes use of specific tools to ensure all parts produced meet or exceed all quality standards, including the Zeiss Eclipse CMM machine featuring Calypso software with CAD interface, Mitutoyo CMM machine with MPP continuous scanning probe, OGP Smart Scope Flash 200 visual measuring system, two optical comparators, one Chatillion force testing machine, one Macbeth Spectro Light 5 color compactor and more.
Hi-Craft Engineering is located at 33105 Kelly Road in Fraser, MI and can be reached by calling (586) 293-0551. For more information visit www.hicraftengineering.com