Happy August! Enjoy the last few weeks of Summer! Looking ahead to the Plastics Caps & Closures show in Chicago at the Fairmont Hotel. The show will be August 29-31 and is always a great show to attend to learn. Speakers will cover new designs, consumer marketing, new manufacturing techniques and all focuses on the solely caps & closures market. One of our key market areas is the Caps & Closures market and we are proud to be a sponsor of the show. Stop by booth #304 to learn what is new at Dynamic Tool & Design.
In an effort to continually improve and exceed customer expectations, Dynamic Tool & Design announces the creation of the Dynamic Development Center. The Development Center will perform a higher level of scientific mold sampling and qualification. Currently, the center houses 5 presses and additional space for turnkey projects. New processes and work flows have been implemented to maximize efficiency of the department.
The Development Center has implemented the Six Sigma continuous improvement program including 5S projects. Leading the Development Center is Michael Mundt, Process Engineering Manager. Michael brings 38 years of injection molding experience to Dynamic and his experience has led him to a passion for developing systems for risk avoidance, predictive analysis and processing. He is currently working on a new process flow map for the press department, which will help to identify any trouble spots in the work flow.
Michael holds a RJG Master Mold Certification and is Green Belt certified. The goal in reorganizing the department for Michael is to follow a “First-time-right” process. “By creating better processes and work flows, we will not only see efficiency improvements throughout the department, but will also increase employee satisfaction. Making small changes can have a large impact. For example, a new website that includes the press schedule is shared with everyone throughout the company to improve communication and to avoid scheduling conflicts,” explains Michael.
Also new to the Development Center team is Process Engineer, Jason Sansone who brings 20+ years of injection molding experience to Dynamic. Jason has attended RJG systematic molding training and plans to complete the Master Molding Certification program in the future. Jason is also leading several 5S projects along with improvements to our qualification processes that are being standardized.
The new development center has provided new opportunities for learning for Apprentice Process Engineer, Keone Evans who says that the changes have been significant and a great opportunity to learn new technologies.
By following a streamlined work flow and providing better documentation, those who will benefit most are our customers. Exceeding customer satisfaction is our mission, and the Development Center is a key step to our ongoing progress.
On-machine probing has been very successful at Dynamic and our process is featured in the June issue of Modern Machine Shop magazine. Thanks to our John Kemeny for heading up this important project!
Here is a quick blurb from the article. Click link below to read the entire article.
Machines fitted with part probes are actually experiencing less downtime, not more, he explains, estimating overall savings at approximately four hours per day. That’s because these probes aren’t replacing the shop’s coordinate measuring machine (CMM); they’re complementing it. The idea isn’t to validate the final part, but to ensure the manufacturing process stays on track without tying up valuable, dedicated metrology resources. And although the CMM is still king when it comes to inspection, shopfloor measurements are more than precise enough to evaluate parts with typical tolerances of ±0.0002 inch.
What’s more, the shop has even bigger plans for leveraging its new probing capabilities. As Mr. Kemeny explains it, on-machine verification brings Dynamic Tool one step closer to a seamless automated process; one in which mold components proceed from one workstation to another in an unbroken chain with minimal intervention from shopfloor employees.
On Tuesday morning, May 17th, our dear friend, Keone Evans, suffered a massive stroke at the young age of 35; paralyzingly his right side and his speech. He will need extensive physical therapy and will be out of work for a few months at least. Keone is an extremely hard worker, works full-time, is a full-time student, is a devoted husband to his wife, Jamie, and a loving father to his two young boys (Keone Jr. & Kamren). Jamie is 9 months pregnant with their daughter; due Monday, May 23rd. She will also be out of work for 3 months caring for the baby.
Keone is a fun loving guy who always tries to make you laugh, would give the shirt off his back to help others, and a real genuine person.
This family always helps others and has never needed, let alone, asked for help themselves…
We would like to help relieve some of the stress and worries of how they will survive these trying times by raising funds to support this beautiful family over the next several months.
Menomonee Falls, WI, April 2016, Dynamic Tool & Design, Inc., a global plastic injection mold builder, celebrates 40 years of business in April. Founded in 1976, Dynamic Tool & Design has grown due to a continual investment in technology and the Dynamic employee.
“Over the past 40 years Dynamic has looked to enhance the process of building molds by incorporating the latest technologies in machining and automation to maximize output, minimize lead times and maintain the quality our customers require. We also continue to invest heavily in the development of our employees through training and our apprenticeship programs. We must constantly be preparing for the future of the company,” explains David Miller, President.
“Dynamic Tool’s employees are a driving factor in why the company has been in business for 40 years. Founders, John Lau and Irv Fischer, recognized that and to reward the employees as well as to ensure the company’s continuation into the future, Dynamic reorganized as an employee owned company in 2010. Now each employee has a vested interest in the success of the company,” explains Craig Lau, Vice President. “We have grown from 2 to 70 employees.”
The company celebrated the 40 year anniversary on April 9 at a party held at the Pabst Brewery and honored John Lau and Irv Fischer.
Since 1976, Dynamic Tool has provided injection molding solutions to the packaging, personal care and healthcare industries. We design and build custom injection molds including multi-shot molds, rotary stack molds and unscrewing molds.
Dynamic Tool & Design Inc. is a global, plastic injection mold manufacturer located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. In business for 40 years, we have a reputation for quality and a reputation for being a technological leader within the industry. Dynamic Tool & Design is an employee-owned company.
For more information on Dynamic Tool & Design Inc., contact Lori Phillips, Marketing Manager
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On Friday, April 1, the Dynamic team celebrated 40 years of business! To celebrate the milestone, we had a wonderful evening at the Pabst Brewery. It was a perfect evening of great atmosphere, food, drinks, games and most importantly – friendship. Cheers to continued growth over the next 40 years!
Training the next generation of leaders is vital to the mission of Dynamic Tool & Design. In order to maintain industry leadership, we invest in our employees as well as new technologies. Dynamic has designed a recruiting program to create awareness of our many career opportunities. Reaching out to high school and college students via career fairs, company tours, job shadowing, social media and even radio advertising has helped us connect with many potential new employees.
The apprentice program has been a key part of our training program since 1977. Apprentice Coordinator, Eric Fischer, explains the importance of the apprentice program, “The Tool and Die Industry has always been a “teaching” trade. The novice learns his craft from others who have experience in the trade. Our goal is to have apprentices leading and building their own molds before they receive their journeyman’s card.” Currently, Dynamic has 10 employees in the apprentice program.
High school and college career fairs are also an important piece of our recruiting program. We recently participated in the Hartford High School and Washington County College & Career Fair.
On the 16th, Hartford juniors and their parents attended the career fair. We value the opportunity to talk with parents to explain how skilled manufacturing has changed and discuss all of the many opportunities that are now available. Skilled manufacturing is very technical and employees must possess excellent math, computer and problem-solving skills. To remain competitive, every manufacturing organization must invest in the latest technology. The demand for employees who want to learn new technology is great and the salaries are keeping up with that demand.
At the Washington County Career Fair we met with over 1200 students from Slinger, West Bend, Kewaskum, Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Living Word and Hartford high schools. Most of the students were juniors and undecided on what to do after high school. It was a great opportunity to explain the skills required for mold building and the opportunities of the apprentice program.
Training the next generation of Dynamic leaders is very rewarding knowing that the employee will have the training to grow as an individual, and have the experience to be a part of company growth.
Welcome the New Addition!
A new Wire EDM machine will be added to the department. The new machine uses 30% less wire and will auto thread holes down to .020″ in diameter. The Mitsubishi MV-R works with a linear drive vs. a ball screw drive which helps to achieve a better finish. Installation should be complete by the end of the week!
“Exceed the expectations of our customers by providing the highest quality product, on time, with responsiveness to the customers needs. Continuous improvement in value for the customer will be achieved by utilizing progessive advancements and techniques in the industry.”
We are very proud to have the capability, project management experience and the space required to offer our customers complete turnkey services. Our technology center houses 5 presses (80-650 tons) and includes additional space for turnkey services. Customers ship their press to Dynamic for the initial mold run. Turnkey provides the opportunity to prove out new technologies, and provides the opportunity to test the automation between the mold and press. Mold/press integration generally requires the most fine tuning, and completing this at the mold builder’s facility helps improve the lead time to full production. A turnkey press run offers the assurance that all the systems and technologies involved will be fully operational once the customer installs the mold at their facility.
Project planning from concept to completion
Unloading and setup of all primary equipment and auxiliary equipment
Debugging, modifications and optimization of all equipment
Disassembly and rigging for shipment
On-site startup support
Shipping costs to and from our plant of all molding and auxiliary equipment
Molding material(s) for all samplings
Auxiliary equipment needs to complete project (unless otherwise noted)
Inspection, molding related or robotic fixtures
Expenses of customer’s personnel (travel, car, lodging, meals, etc.)
Expenses of other equipment manufacturers (hot runner, press, robotics, etc.)
Purchase of molding press and all auxiliary equipment (unless otherwise noted)
Production runs (short or long) or warehousing of parts
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