Mack Molding Expands
Mack Molding is the new owner of Synectic Engineering, Inc., a medical product development company in Milford, Ct. Synectic employs mechanical, electrical, biomedical, materials, chemical and quality engineers, clinicians and industrial designers. Facilities include 3D CAD platforms, a model shop, an in-vitro tissue lab, and an on-site Class 10,000 clean room for pilot manufacturing.
Synectic and its current employee group will remain in Milford under the supervision of its new president, Adam Lehman, who previously served as VP and chief operating officer. “We are all very excited about joining Mack, which will allow us to keep programs under one roof,” says Lehman. “We’ll now be able to provide uninterrupted oversight and support for the full life of a program, rather than handing off to a manufacturing partner. The whole process will now be seamless, because Mack will be involved from the start.”
“There’s a gap between the genesis of a product design and its move into full production on the manufacturing floor,” says Somple, who believes these five phases will fill that gap. “It’s one thing to make one or two or 10 of something to validate a concept and function. It’s quite another to manufacture in large quantities at a competitive price in a productive fashion with good quality.
“All too often, manufacturers find themselves embroiled in concurrent engineering on design while under tremendous pressure to launch into full scale production at the same time,” he continues. “That’s really not the way to do it. This acquisition is going to strengthen our ability to bridge that gap, both for ourselves and our customers.”
Mack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, full-service machining and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 10 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is president and CEO. For more information, go to mack.com.
Synectic Engineering, Inc. is a full-service product development company that focuses exclusively on the design, research, development and manufacturing of medical devices. The company has developed catheter-based delivery systems and minimally invasive surgical devices for orthopedic, cardiac, gynecological/urological, neurological and general surgical purposes, as well as consumer healthcare products. For more information, go to synectic.net.