Medical Connectors

THE REQUIREMENTS
High volume (1mm/month), with “can’t miss” delivery dates
Custom colors
High quality and consistency

Competitive pricing a must!

METHODOLOGY:
Cross functional team assembled
New machinery purchased
Strict mold maintenance protocol
Zero defect methodology applied

In-stock buffer of raw materials and finished goods

THE RESULTS:
Excellent quality and color
Great repeatability
“Never miss” deliveries
Lowest competitive costs

Refrigerator Door handle

THE PROBLEM:
Innovative design:
Mounting features
Very thick section
Highly cosmetic,
Dimensional requirements
plus short lead time.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS:
Two piece assembled handle
Gas Assist

METHODOLOGY:
Multi functional consensus engineering
Flow analysis
Prototype tooling
Concurrent engineering

THE RESULT:
Multi-cavity, multi-part production tooling
Highly innovative look.
High repeatability
Excellent aesthetics
Delivered on time
It could be made!

Plain front panel

THE PROBLEM :
Large, high appearance glossy surface with heavy ribbing
on the opposite surface.
High probability of unacceptable sink marks.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS:
Eliminate the ribbing and add sheet metal assembly to the part.
Thicken up the front surface to accommodate the ribbing
Assemble a cosmetic surface part to the front of the panel
Go with Gas Assist

METHODOLOGY:
Flow analysis
Multi-disciplined consensus meetings
Start conservative and gradually add features
Have a fall back position

THE RESULTS:
Excellent surface
Great repeatability
The design the
customer wanted
Improved stiffness
Lower total costs