Mira Plastics supports Newton High school Tech

Youth. Newton STEM Academy received a little help from a local manufacturer after the Tech teacher reached out for a supplement to the school's tech budget.

11 Nov 2019 | 03:51

State-of-the-Art Robotics plays a key role at Mira Plastics is a Sussex County, which manufactures thermoplastic injection molding in Fredon Township. Owners Tina Miragliotta & Mr. Anthony Miragliotta have produced custom-molded products there since 1955. They are experts in the operation of semi- and automatic two-plate, three-plate, runner-less and hydraulic core pull molds. They now have machines which utilize productivity-enhancing state-of-the-art robotics for parts removal.

Mira Plastics is a strong supporter of Newton FIRST Varsity Robotics Team in Newton High School. In mid-September, Newton High School Teacher of Technology, Jim Hofmann sent a request for help after the two Technology teachers had a budget of $4,000. The Miragliottas heard Hofmann explain the importance of students learning the fundamentals of industry standard software. Anthony Miragliotta knows full well the value of software such as Solidworks. He uses it on a daily basis to communicate with clients, engineers, as he does business in a global marketplace.

Using Solidworks, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and more requires more than a normal basic laptop. It must be a powerful robust workhorse to model how engineers work in the real world, Hofmann said.

Mira Plastics donated a $2,600 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 laptop and tools to help the robotics team design, and to deliver content to our 185 students in STEM Academy classes.

For information about Mira Plastics contact sales@miraplastics.com or visit http://www.miraplastics.com or call 973-383-6380.