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The New Dynamic Development Center

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by Craig Lau

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.






Press Release – Dynamic Tool & Design celebrates 40 years

Posted on: April 14th, 2016 by Craig Lau

40 Years of Innovative Mold Building

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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The Founders of Dynamic Tool & Design – Mary and John Lau – Jonell and Irv Fischer – Congratulations to all of you!


40th Anniversary celebration at the Pabst Brewery

Vice President, Craig Lau with President, David Miller

Dynamic Tool & Design celebrates 40 years!

Posted on: April 11th, 2016 by Craig Lau

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!


New Addition to the Wire EDM Department

Posted on: March 14th, 2016 by Craig Lau

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!




Project Management from Concept to Completion – Turnkey Services for Dynamic Customers

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016 by Craig Lau

At Dynamic Tool & Design, it is our policy to:

“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.

Dynamic Turnkey Solution:

Project planning from concept to completion
Unloading and setup of all primary equipment and auxiliary equipment
Debugging, modifications and optimization of all equipment
Mold qualification
Customer training
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



Dynamic Turnkey Services

Customer’s press delivered to Dynamic for initial press run.

The Apprentice Program – Providing the next generation of mold builders

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by Craig Lau

In 1976, John Lau and Irv Fischer opened Dynamic Tool & Design for business. To get the company up and running, they both worked full-time jobs in addition to Dynamic. By 1979, they had grown to 5 employees, some of which are still employed today at Dynamic. Fast forward to 2016, Dynamic has grown to 60 employees covering two shifts and is a leading global mold builder serving the packaging, medical and personal care markets.

A key to Dynamic’s growth and success has been the team of employees and our commitment to training. Since 1977, Dynamic has trained many apprentices to become tool makers. Supporting the apprentice program helps Dynamic maintain a skilled work force and remain an industry leading tool shop. An apprentice works 10,400 hours over a 5 year period and is trained in each area of mold building. At the end of the program, they are considered a journeyman who can manage any area of the mold building process. Dynamic also supports the Youth Apprentice program of local high school students. Dynamic Tool & Design was the first to sign a Youth Apprentice directly into the Registered Apprentice Tool and Die Maker program after high school graduation.

The apprentice program helps shape the career of the individual in training and provides the opportunity to determine their strengths and or weaknesses. After completing the program, the apprentice may decide not to become a tool maker after all, but instead, decide to focus on specific departments in the company including: CNC, EDM, programming or design.

Today we have 9 apprentices at Dynamic Tool & Design. This group is the next generation of tool makers at Dynamic and their skills will help us maintain our industry leadership. We asked each apprentice why they chose a career as a mold builder and what their goals were after completing the program. The answers are very similar and very encouraging for those considering a career as a tool maker.

Why did you choose a career in plastic injection mold building?

Apprentices chose mold building for the long term opportunities and the stable career that the trade offers. They enjoy working with their hands and minds to create molds for products that consumers use every day.

The apprentice program takes about five years to complete. Our current apprentices have been in the program less than 18 months and have already learned many new skills including; how to set up machines, a better understanding of what each machine is used for, grinding and cad. They are learning the importance of tight tolerances, how to read blue prints, how to use micrometers, calipers, and bore-gauges. Attention to detail, patience and teamwork are keys to success in the program. They all agreed their favorite part of the apprentice program is learning something new each day. They noted the satisfaction from accomplishing daily tasks that seem challenging at first, but eventually getting it right.

What advice would you offer anyone considering a mold building career?

The Dynamic apprentices offered the following advice to anyone considering a career in plastic injection mold building.

Mold building is a stable career choice and provides many different career paths. Make sure this is something you are interested in. Your brain is always “on”.

Have your head on straight. Must be focused – no room for error.

Mold building is a rewarding career, there are so many machines and processes to learn – it is a rewarding challenge that will keep you on your toes.

Be willing to learn. Go to school and work hard.


To have a successful apprentice program it is imperative to have the senior employees and managers fully support the training. The apprentice program creates sustainability for Dynamic as others reach retirement age. The average employee tenure at Dynamic is 12 years so we have a lot of very experienced tool makers on staff. Apprentice leaders realize the importance of passing on their “vast” knowledge of mold building and creating an environment where employees are always teaching or learning something new.

President, David Miller realizes the importance of employee training, “Over the past four years, Dynamic has tripled the number of employees under the age of 35. By investing in youth and enabling our tenured employees the opportunity to train and share knowledge, Dynamic Tool & Design is well poised for a very successful future.”

For more information on the apprentice program at Dynamic, please contact Craig Lau at 262-783-6340.

Dynamic Adds New Jig Grinding Department

Posted on: January 20th, 2016 by Craig Lau

To kick off 2016, Dynamic Tool & Design recently completed the addition of a new jig grinding department in our Menomonee Falls facility. We are excited about the new department and the additional services we can now provide to our customers.

What is a jig grinder? A jig grinder is a machine tool used for grinding complex shapes and holes where the highest degrees of accuracy and finish are required.

The new jig grinding department will allow us better control over quality and accuracy. By performing all jig grinding internally, we will have tighter control over lead times as well. To learn more about our jig grinding capabilities, please contact Tom Andrews at 262-783-6340.

Dynamic recently added a complete jig grinding department in our Menomonee Falls facility.

Dynamic recently added a complete jig grinding department in our Menomonee Falls facility.

Happy New Year!

Posted on: December 30th, 2015 by Craig Lau

Dynamic Tool & Design will be closed Thursday and Friday to celebrate the New Year. We wish everyone a safe and happy celebration.

Looking back over the photos from 2015, I created a quick collage of some of the memorable moments of the year. 2015 was off to a good start when we were awarded the Leadtime Leader-Honorable Mention Award from MoldMaking Technology magazine. Winning the award meant a lot to everyone at Dynamic. Our efforts for on-time delivery were recognized as were our committment to technology and employee culture. We created two videos in 2015 that highlight our capabilties. We attended three trade shows, NPE 2015, Amerimold, Caps & Closures and updated our trade show booth. We increased our sales force by one and the extra hands on deck allowed us to substantially grow our business in 2015. We celebrated Manufacturing Day and hosted close to 100 attendees.

Employees celebrated milestone anniversaries. We hired recent graduates and have tripled the # of employees under the age of 35.  The ABCD award program was a great success and 21 employees won the award! We like to eat! Started off with a soup cook-off in January, anniversary cookout, pumpkin carving, feast week and our annual Christmas party. For the community, we adopted a family and had the opportunity to meet the family, which was great. We purchased coats, hats, gloves, clothing and toys for each family member. It was a lot of fun shopping and we will adopt another family next year!  We created a calendar for customers and employees which features the beautiful photographs of our own Vic Berardi.

2015 was a great year for Dynamic and we look forward to 2016. We will be celebrating 40 years of business on April 1, 2016!


Dynamic Tool & Design 2015 Year in Review!

Dynamic Tool & Design 2015 Year in Review!


Visit Dynamic Tool on Manufacturing Day, Friday, October 2.

Posted on: September 8th, 2015 by Craig Lau

To celebrate Manufacturing Day, Dynamic Tool & Design will host an open house with facility tours on Friday. October 2  from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Tours begin at the top of each hour and will follow the design and build process of a plastic injection mold.


Press Release

Dynamic Tool & Design to host manufacturing Day facility tour on October 2, 2015

 Manufacturing Day is designed to Expand Knowledge of Manufacturing Career Opportunities


Menomonee Falls, WI, September 2015, In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015, Dynamic Tool & Design, Inc. will open its doors on October 2, from 10:00am – 2:00pm to students and the community as part of an effort to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. Visitors will tour the Dynamic Tool & Design manufacturing facility and follow the process of a plastic injection mold being designed and built.

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.

“There is an increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the manufacturing sector who can design, program and operate technology,” said David Miller, President, Dynamic Tool. “We are very active in the community at the high school and college level recruiting students who express an interest in a manufacturing career. We provide training and apprentice programs which allow us to remain competitive within our industry.”


Manufacturing Day is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM). For more information on Manufacturing Day and to register for the Dynamic Tool & Design tour, visit

Dynamic Tool & Design Inc. is a global, plastic injection mold manufacturer located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. We design and build plastic injection molds for the packaging, personal care and medical markets. In business for over 39 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. Visit for more information.


For more information on Dynamic Tool & Design Inc., contact Lori Phillips, Marketing Manager




Manufacturing Day Invitation

Manufacturing Today WI Newspaper appeals to high school and college students

Posted on: August 25th, 2015 by Craig Lau

Dynamic will be featured in an article in the upcoming issue of Manufacturing Today WI. The article will highlight the apprentice program at Dynamic Tool & Design. We are excited to be a part of the newspaper and have the opportunity to reach local students. The goal of the newspaper is to encourage the interest of students and schools in the manufacturing sector.

Apprentice programs are key to our growth as we work to remain technological leaders in the mold building industry. It is good news for Wisconsin that high schools, universities, businesses and associations are working together to promote careers in the manufacturing sector, and Dynamic is proud to be among the group.

Manufacturing Today WI