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Imre Gaspar

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Imre Gaspar (c.1910-1985), designer of machinery for plastics and contributor in many fields of engineering

c.1910 Born in Hungary

Educated in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Zurich (ETH); graduated 1931

1932 Moved to the UK. Joined Ailsa Craig, working on marine turbine blade vibration

Moved to the Omes Co, working on electric upsetting process for the forging industry

Moved to another company where he worked on extrusion of electrodes for welding. Both companies were taken over by Pratt Engineering Co, for whom he worked as consultant for many years

1941 Developed his first injection moulding machine for R. H. Windsor

1946 Became chief designer of Projectiles and Engineering Co (PECO).

Introduced a range of plastics machinery for PECO which made the company a leader in its field

1965 Became managing director when PECO was taken over by GKN but did not move with the company when it was relocated to Wolverhampton in 1969.

1976 Closely associated with the Polymer Engineering Directorate when it was established by DTI

1978 Associate Professor at Brunel University

1985 Died on July 22



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Sources of Information

  • The Times, Aug 14, 1985