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Galaxy Tool Corp. expands capability and capacity

August 09/2011

(Plastics Today) -- Galaxy Tool Corp. of Winfield, KS is positioning itself to once again become a major player in the injection and blow mold manufacturing industries. The company just made a major capital investment in equipment, including a new 5-axis CNC machining center from Fidia that went online at the company this month. The machining center will expand Galaxy's capacity with a travel of 157 inches on the Y-axis, 79 inches along the x-axis and 55 inches along the Z-axis, increasing Galaxy's large 5-axis machining capacity by 30%.

Regarding the purchase, Galaxy Tool's vice president of business development, Paul Maples, stated, "Galaxy continues to see a surge in demand from current and potential customers for 5-axis machining. The addition of this machine allows us to offer shorter lead-times while enhancing customer support and creating additional growth opportunities for Galaxy." The company operates in a 90,000-sf facility and has 140 employees.

Galaxy also recently installed a Tarus gun drill, with drilling capabilities of .250 inches - 2 inches in diameter, and bore travel of up to 96 inches. The offset gun drill is being retrofitted with a new Fidia CNC control. Galaxy anticipates the gun drill will be operational by November of this year.

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