Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
The staff at Midwest Composite Technologies is opening their doors to SAE members and guests. Their facility tour will showcase a diverse portfolio of manufacturing processes and capabilities for proof of concept prototype to short run and low volume production. The tour is expected to take more than 1 hour. See many processes in action and understand their capabilities.
Following the tour and dinner, Helmut Keidl and his staff will outline the process to make scale models through the full size “Case Study”.
Over the past 25 years Midwest Composite Technologies, Inc. is home to some of the latest manufacturing technology available including: Rapid Prototyping, CNC Machining Centers, Injection Molding Machinery, RIM Presses and Design Software. Their customer base includes leaders in the medical, automotive, agricultural, marine, electrical and recreational industries.
Their in-house tool design, molding, manufacturing capabilities, can offer internal control of a project’s requirements from beginning to end or anywhere in between. They can streamline a manufacturing process and deliver high quality, cost competitive, finished products with minimal lead times. They offer custom solutions varying from rapid prototyping, trade show or concept models, tooling or low to mid-volume production.
The Midwest spirit of innovation, and commitment to elevating standards for quality and service has contributed to progressive growth.
Biography: Helmut Keidl
Helmut is a German citizen who immigrated in the early 60’s when he was 11 years old. His parents, a janitor and cleaning lady, decide to move to Milwaukee. With a great deal of drive he started with a paper route which profited enough to buy a brand new 1967 Camaro. He graduated from John Marshall H.S. He later worked for Badger Patterns, Excalibur Automobiles, and Star Patterns which gave him the knowledge to begin his own company in 1975. He started in his garage on 57th and North Avenue; plastic stains can still be seen in the alley in front of the garage. He moved to the Hartland area in 1978 and moved to the current building 1 ½ years ago.