Precision Metal Former Weiss-Aug Group Invests in Three New Straightside PressesOctober 20, 2021
Touring the East Hanover, NJ, metal-stamping operations of Weiss-Aug Co. leaves one simply amazed at the unbelievable high volume of tiny, intricate and yet incredibly critical medical parts it produces on several new high-speed stamping machines. That’s the bread-and-butter production capability credited with allowing the firm to rapidly expand year over year, supplying components to the world’s leading medical-equipment manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies for decades.
However, things are changing for this family-owned manufacturing company, set to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. While still committed to being a preferred supplier of some of the most challenging parts a metal stamper could ever provide—medical-industry OEMs count on the firm to develop and manufacture their most challenging parts, and ongoing miniaturization brings new challenges every day—Weiss-Aug has begun to take on larger medical parts, as well as new work for the automotive industry. For this work, Weiss-Aug recently commissioned three new 70-ton straightside presses (Nidec Minster P2H-63 models). We visited recently to take a look.
“Our team members are committed and creative, and as a company we’re committed to constantly investing in new technology and new equipment,” says Dieter Weissenrieder, Weiss-Aug president. “I believe that we’re much better served as a company and as a reliable partner by adhering to the philosophy: Don’t fight the equipment—invest in the newest and best equipment and if you have to fight something, fight the tooling.”
“We’re a high-technology company,” adds Weiss-Aug executive vice president Beth Weissenrieder-Bennis (Dieter’s daughter) “focused on engineering and advanced product development. A lot of our parts started out as machined components, so we’re often stamping to machined tolerances.”