A Talk with Paul Duval, Process Technology Supervisor at Agilent
Paul Duval oversees molding operations at Agilent in Chicopee, MA. Pellets of polymer resins are transported into molding machines where they are melted and forced, with pressure at high velocity, into a microplate mold. The mold is pulled apart and the new plastic part is ejected out of the mold. New parts are subject to 100 percent inspection to ensure that Agilent’s product specifications are achieved.