Calypso Machinery began this year to sell the China-made Calypso AX line of injection molding machines in North America. The presses are built by its manufacturing partner, Arlex Plastics Machinery Co. Arlex, in business since 2005, is a subsidiary of Ningbo Yalishi Plastic Machinery Co. The company makes about 2,000 machines a year, which are running in 30 countries, according to Calypso President Todd Kuhn. The hybrid, servo-hydraulic Calypso AX press line is built with specifications for the North American market, meeting standards such as SPI platens, mold mountings and nozzles, Kuhn said. The machines come in clamping forces from 100-1,600 tons. Calypso stocks machines up to 535 tons at its headquarters and technology center in Scottsdale, Ariz. Custom orders for machines generally take eight to 10 weeks, the company said. The tech center handles sales and service, including spare parts. The operation in Scottsdale has a showroom and a training facility. Kuhn said Calypso has four sales representatives who cover the United States and Mexico, and the company is looking for more. “These are high-quality machines with many standard features,” Kuhn said. They are b...