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Company celebrates 25th anniversary by growing, evolving to meet customer needs
ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intricate Metal Forming Company, a leading supplier of contacts for the automotive and electronics industry and an expert in design and manufacturing, headquartered in Roanoke, Va., recently changed its name to Intricate. The name change makes it easier for current and potential customers to locate the company website – intricate.com – and prevents any potential confusion with other entities that may be using the "IMF" abbreviation.
Founded in 1988 as a specialized metal stamper providing milled-end contact pins to automotive industry suppliers, the company is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new name and logo. It continues to introduce new processes, equipment, and design capabilities at its Roanoke and Guangdong, China, manufacturing facilities to meet customers' changing connector needs.
"We're proud of our continued growth and excited about what the future holds for us as one of the world's leading high-tech metal stamping manufacturers and designers for our global partners," says Intricate President Scot MacCormack. "It's been particularly gratifying to see the company's growth from being a niche supplier in metal stamping – producing products for the automotive industry 25 years ago – to our position today as a major supplier of connectors. It has also been exciting to see our continued expansion into more advanced and detailed engineering, tool design and production for customers."
Company innovations include manufacturing speeds up to 1,500 strokes per minute, modular and carbide tooling, and multiple-out manufacturing. New processes include an automated secondary bending and starring operation, compliant tips, electrical testing, and insertion and removal testing. Additional innovations and processes added over the last year included tooling, automation systems, and highly efficient production process controls.
"These ongoing innovations and process introductions are supported by the addition of state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, including Bruderer presses, Sankyo feeds, an Agie CNC machining center and EDM," MacCormack added. "On the automation front, recent equipment additions designed and manufactured by Intricate include a 24-hour take up, multi-payoff, and insertion and removal equipment. Additionally, our expanding tool modeling and design innovations are supported by Quickpress and Solidworks."
As part of its 25th anniversary, the company will launch a new website – www.intricate.com.
Intricate is a skilled, high-speed metal stamping manufacturer that produces a variety of components for the connector industry. Specialties include close-tolerance die design and building for the high-volume manufacture of bandolier pins, header pins, contact pins, lead frames and various other types of flat stamping. Founded in 1988, the company is headquartered in and has a manufacturing and design facility in Roanoke, Va., along with a second manufacturing facility in Guangdong, China.
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