Milacron donates cast cells to Shawnee State University


Hillenbrand Inc. Milacron Injection Molding and Extrusion (Batavia, Oh.) Donated a 55 ton MTs injection molding machine with one mold temperature controller, two conveyors and dryer, and one injection molding Roboshot Alpha-SiA-g 110 ton machine with automation, temperature controller and dryer in the Plastics Engineering Technology program at Shawnee State University (SSU).

Previously on loan to Shawnee State, the donation is part of an ongoing strategic partnership Milacron has with the school to help meet the current and future needs of the plastics industry workforce by supporting training practical with real equipment and technologies of the plastics industry.

Shawnee State’s Bachelor of Plastics Engineering Technology program includes training in plastics manufacturing, chemistry, physics, advanced mathematics, and engineering, including hands-on courses in plastics processing. As part of their senior project, students in the program design, build, and produce their own plastic mold for a fully developed part. Shawnee State says its plastics engineering technology program is in the process of qualifying for accreditation by the ABET Engineering Technology Commission, with a prep exam submitted and accreditation slated for this year .

Milacron and SSU’s partnership also includes scholarship opportunities, with funding provided by Milacron to the university’s foundation for tuition assistance, including recruiting and promoting STEM fields for incoming students.

In addition to Milacron, industrial partners in the program include KraussMaffei, DME, iMFLUX, Stanley Electric US and Advanced Composites.

Milacron donated a 110 ton Roboshot Alpha-SiA-g injection molding machine to Shawnee State University.
Photo credit: Milacron

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