Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
Frequently asked questions about Morgan-Press plastic injection molding machines and applications.
What is a practical short-run for a Morgan-Press?
Some jobs have been justified to mold a single part, yet others with piece requirements up to 50,000 per year are economically practical. Any quantity in between should be evaluated for the Morgan-Press. Note: Generally the larger the part, the lower the expected quantity.
Are any special skills needed to operate a Morgan-Press?
No. We’ve found that almost anyone with practical shop skills can quickly learn to produce at rates of up to 180 shots per hour.
How does a Morgan-Press eliminate expensive molds with long lead times for prototype and short-run work?
Most users make their own tooling in-house on basic machine shop equipment – typically with free machining materials such as aluminum or tool steel. Also, mold design is reduced to the essentials of cores and cavities in un-mounted, hand-operated tooling. This largely eliminates the additional fabrication required for expensive production tools. The total result is a dramatic savings in cost and time.
What kind of savings can be achieved with the Morgan-Press tooling concept?
We’ve found that as a rough rule of thumb, prototype and short-run tooling costs approximately 1/10 that of conventional production tooling.
What capital payback can be expected on a Morgan-Press?
Most good applications show a six-month or less payback.