Case Study: Faster Cycle Times

Customer: Custom Injection Molder

Customer’s Problem: Cycle time of 48 seconds due to heat build-up in lifter

Customer’s Needs:

  • Cooling circuit in lifter
  • Retrofit with minimal steel changes
  • Improved cycle times to meet expectations

NXCMFG Solution:

  • NXCMFG added 1/16″ NPT water circuit to client provided “off the shelf” lifter CAD geometry
  • Set of 4 lifters delivered in 8 days
  • Eliminated warp in part geometry
  • Delivered set of 4 lifters in 8 days
  • Drop-in replacement, no change to matings steel components


  • Faster cycle times
    • Reduced from 48 seconds to 30 seconds
    • 18 seconds saved per cycle
    • 38% improvement
  • $126,800 annual savings

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