MPP’s Netshape Technologies Suzhou adds Dorst CNC press

April 28, 2021

The acquisition of the new compacting press, from Dorst Technologies, is expected to increase MPP’s production capacity for highly complex parts (Courtesy Dorst Technologies)

MPP, Noblesville, Indiana, USA, a provider of custom-engineered Powder Metallurgy and Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) solutions, has announced its newest equipment acquisition: a Dorst Hydraulic Powder Compacting Press TPA 250 HPC.

The press was installed in MPP’s Netshape Technologies, Inc. facility in Suzhou, China, and is expected to allow MPP to increase its production capacity for highly complex parts.

“This new CNC press allows us to serve several critical markets that we were incapable of before, especially the power steering market,” stated Qiao Qin, president of the company’s Asian business.

The Dorst 250-ton CNC press has the ability to utilise multiple levels of tooling, allowing for the production of highly complex parts. This acquisition extends MPP Suzhou’s range of services in the automotive, industrial, and off-highway markets.

“We are very excited about the significant growth opportunities in China,” stated Dennis McKeen, CEO. “This investment allows our Suzhou team to continue fulfilling our vision of supplying innovative, custom-engineered products of exceptional value.”

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