NFM / Welding Engineers, Inc. has built its business through growth and acquisition from a machine shop to a global leader in innovative design and manufacturing of extrusion equipment.
Built on a strong foundation of manufacturing and craftsmanship, NFM has excelled in the development of new processing technologies and has earned a strong reputation in providing Extrusion Systems and Solutions for the rubber and plastics industries.
As a leader in extrusion system design, manufacturing, support, and service, NFM is the extrusion industry’s best resource for reliable performance. NFM provides reliability through every step of the polymer processing system development.
NFM also offers global field service of extrusion equipment and full restoration of any OEM’s extruder components.
Our specialties include Rubber Extrusion Systems, Plastic Extrusion Systems, Polymer Compounding, and Post-Reactor Polymer Finishing.
• Counter-Rotating Non-Intermeshing Twin-Screw Extruders
• Co-Rotating Intermeshing Twin-Screw Extruders
• Pin-Barrel Rubber Extruders
• Smooth Bore Rubber Extruders
• Silicone Curing Systems
• Single-Screw Plastic Extruders
• Polymer Foam Extrusion Systems
This expands NFM/WE’s application technology to include thermal spray coatings of over 250 different materials; including metals, metal alloys, ceramics, and carbides.
Our restructuring of our operations in China includes a new office under the name NFM (Dalian) Machinery Co., Ltd. located in Dalian City, PRC.
Advancing barrel technology to a new level, NFM/WE’s tri-metallic technology enables the bonding of multiple metal alloys to the internal surfaces of a barrel. This precision process applies various alloys to critical areas such as feed throats, injection ports, and vent locations further increasing performance and value in highly corrosive environments.
Toshiba Machine Japan and NFM/WE agree to renew exclusive technology agreement and extends the license to include Central and South America.
NFM/WE adds a Class 1 Div 2, Flammable Liquids Pilot Plant providing capabilities to enhance research in solution devolatilization of polymers on a semi-works scale.
NFM/WE Expands Bimetallic HIP Technology
NFM/WE’s metallurgists extend our bimetallic HIP technology to other key extrusion components, most notably, our screw elements.
NFM/WE metallurgists develop a HIP process for extrusion barrels dramatically improving wear and/or corrosion resistance. With HIP Bimetallic technology proving to be vastly superior to liner technology, HIP’ed barrels are made the standard offering at NFM.
Established in 1885, Iddon Brothers Ltd. expands NFM/WE’s product portfolio, global manufacturing, assembly, and distribution capabilities.
NFM/WE invests in an on-site Process Development Lab for all core product lines. NFM/WE is fully equipped to support our customers in developing new formulations, techniques, and process designs.
Focused in post-reactor extrusion, polymer devolatilization, and latex coagulation, with specialized counter-rotating, non-intermeshing twin-screw technology, Welding Engineers technology has been at the forefront of global polymer development dating back to the 1920’s.
NFM/WE is granted exclusive license to design, build, and sell Toshiba’s TEM Series of co-rotating intermeshing twin-screw extruders in North America.
NFM now houses over 400,000 ft2 for use in machine and extrusion assembly in Massillon, Ohio
Monsanto extruders were used worldwide in the processing of rubber compounds, tires, wire and cable, and like applications. Through this acquisition NFM becomes a preferred global supplier of feedscrews, barrels, and new extrusion installations for leaders of the rubber industry.
NFM receives licensing certification from Uniroyal Englebert Reign GmbH (Germany) as one of only three US qualified manufacturers of their Rubber Pin Barrel technology.
Ansrock acquires equipment and expertise to produce extruder feedscrews. With select Sales, Engineering, and Manufacturing staff also making the transition to Ansrock, the company grows dramatically in both personnel, customer base and expertise.
Understanding the importance of quality and craftsmanship in supporting our customers, management established an Apprenticeship Program ensuring the transfer of knowledge and expertise to our future machinists. Certified by the State of Ohio. This program has instilled traditions of excellence and quality in NFM’s machining practices and capabilities and is one of the many reasons NFM leads the industry in workmanship, quality, and performance.
To accommodate for rapid growth, NFM acquires, renovates and relocates into the Massillon Steel Castings Plant in Massillon, Ohio.
Founded by the Roberson family and located in Massillon, Ohio, Ansrock Industries began as a metal machining and tool building company focused on supporting the local plastics industries, namely the Hoover company located in nearby Canton.
NFM / Welding Engineers, Inc. is a leading global OEM for rubber and plastics extrusion systems. NFM offers full turnkey extrusion systems featuring custom-integrated controls and the highest level of extrusion technology and performance. As the leader in extrusion system design, manufacturing, support and service, NFM is your best resource for reliable extrusion performance.learn more
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