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  1. Shoring Up Supply Chain Demand by Reshoring

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    Engineering Although reshoring has been a hot topic over the last several years, the conversations have become even more serious as a result of the pandemic, and the significant supply chain disruptions caused by Covid that have occurred in the past two years. Lockdowns, skyrocketing freight costs, port congestion and long lead times have caused major headaches. As a result, reshoring is one mitigation strategy that manufacturers are employing to reduce supply chain risk, especially in light of the potential for continued disruptions. For those reasons and more, many customers have begun sourcing production domestically again. D&M has been ready to help.

    The situation is volatile and changing practically day to day. Right now, parts of China are still under lockdown to control the spread of Covid, a strategy that has been implemented in almost every major city as Covid cases increase. Areas covering roughly 30% of China’s GDP were affected by the outbreaks, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. And even while some of the lockdowns have eased recently and then have been reinstated when Covid reappears, ports have been at a virtual standstill and overall manufacturing production has been severely impacted with long lead times causing huge delays. In addition to delays, there are often quality concerns, and issues of traceability, especially in the instance of medical parts manufacturing.

    Additionally, freight costs from China to the U.S. have also been volatile. According to Freightos, costs during the second week of June 2022 were at $9,585 per 40-foot container to the West Coast from East Asia. Those numbers have come down 57% from the peak of $22,173 in September 2020, but it is still up more than three-fold from $2,700 at the pandemic start.

    Not only have freight costs increased, the processing and transit times to get a container out of China is currently double what it was just a few months ago. That doesn’t include the time to get it processed in the U.S. — only the time from a manufacturer’s dock in China to making a landing at a U.S. port.

    Many manufacturers have historically not considered the full landed costs of offshoring their production. They have focused on direct manufacturing costs and transportation costs but have not considered end-to-end production costs and risks. Although part costs may be lower, total offshore production costs are often higher, and when supply chain risks are factored in, the costs become an order of magnitude higher.

    The current situation has changed the calculus. Many domestic businesses are experiencing both the costs and the risks of manufacturing offshore. These companies are looking to reshore or near-shore operations to mitigate these issues.  We have been able to help.

    Many of our customers are moving programs from overseas and only considering domestic suppliers for new programs.  If you’re looking for a new resource to help reshore your manufacturing, look to D&M.

    Find out why our customers have sourced their parts right here in the U.S. since our inception 50 years ago.  Let us quote your next project and learn how we can help you bring your manufacturing stateside again.

    All my best,

    Chip

     

  2. D&M Celebrates 2000 Days Accident-Free

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    D&M Plastics announces that on Monday we set a new safety record celebrating 2,000 consecutive days without a lost time accident. In an industry where safety and quality are tightly linked, D&M Plastics is a leader,  specializing in tight-tolerance, highly engineered, precision parts for the medical, electronic, defense, aerospace, and automotive industries.

    We’re very proud of each of our team members who focus on safe outcomes every single day, and have helped us reach this milestone! Safety is critically important at D&M. It helps us provide a great work environment for our employees, and the best possible quality and products for our customers.

    Congratulations to our team of dedicated employees!

  3. The Plastic Injection Molding Process

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    Plastic injection molding is a popular process that produces identical plastic parts and goods. A mold is created and then filled with a molten plastic material to take on the design of the product once it hardens. This process is fast, precise, and cost-effective, especially for high-volume orders. D&M Plastics has nearly 50 years of experience in the production of high-precision injection-molded parts with the durability, design flexibility, and reduced assembly costs that our customers have come to expect.

    The Plastic Injection Process

    Plastic injection molding follows a precise set of steps to ensure every workpiece is created with consistent quality and structural integrity. Once the mold is created and manufacturing is about to begin, the process goes through the following:

    1. The Material Enters the Barrel

    Granular or powderized plastic material is poured into the barrel of an injection molding machine down a hopper. Because the material is granular, it can be premixed with other plastics and additives to create a custom substrate for the products. Granular plastics also have a high degree of surface area for easy heating and control.

    2. The Material Melts and Mixes

    Injection molding machines use two different mechanisms (sometimes in combination) to melt the granular plastics into a molten fluid. The first is the direct application of heat. The second is heat through friction. To melt plastic through the second mechanism, a corkscrew twists through the filled barrel, raising the temperature and pressure as it drives the melting material toward the mold. This ensures the material is well-mixed and evenly heated.

    3. The Shot Sizes Are Measured

    Each mold needs a precise amount of molten plastic to fill the mold completely without running the risk of errors, air bubbles, or excess material going to waste. This precise amount is called the shot. Factors such as the shot size and injection pressure impact the speed of injection, which ultimately determines the consistency of the material quality throughout the workpiece.

    4. The Mold Closes

    Molds are made of two pieces that sandwich together, with the internal cavities making up the dimensions of product the mold will produce. The mold must close with enough pressure and strength to resist movement once the pressurized plastic is injected into the mold. Manufacturers must also keep the mold closed for long enough to allow for thorough cooling and hardening but not so long it holds up the production process.

    5. The Plastic Is Injected Into the Mold Cavity

    The injection machine pushes the molten plastic fluid into the mold’s cavity. The material is injected with enough pressure to ensure it reaches all of the pathways and edges of the mold cavity and the mold is filled before the material can cool and harden. Both the speed and pressure of the injection determine the quality of the finished part.

    6. The Molten Material Cools

    Once the molten material leaves the heat nozzle barrel of the injection machine or the hot runner system, it immediately starts to cool and solidify. It will take on the shape of the mold cavity and start to gain its permanent characteristics of hardness, bendability, and color.

    7. The Mold Opens

    Professional manufacturers will ensure the mold is closed for enough time to set the plastic and no longer. Once the determined time has elapsed, the mold will automatically open.

    8.  The Part Is Ejected

    Mechanisms within the mold or injection machine will push the newly created workpiece out of the mold and onto an assembly line below. From there, the piece can be taken for any smoothing, finishing, and packaging steps that are part of its total production process.

    The Cycle Begins Again at Step #4

    Now that the mold is empty, the injection process can begin again. Professional systems move from step to step quickly for a seamless cycle of production.

    Choose D&M for High-Quality Plastic Injection Molding

    At D&M Plastics, we specialize in high-quality molding services from start to finish. We maintain over 30 presses and a cleanroom to produce an extensive array of standard and custom plastic parts. We’ve been an industry leader in reliable production and excellent customer service for almost five decades. Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities or request a quote to start your order.

     

  4. Best Practices for Plastic Injection Molding Design

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    Injection molding is a manufacturing process used for mass production of plastic parts and components. A press injects molten plastic resins into carefully engineered mold cavities under high pressure to yield large volumes of consistent pieces. The process is highly versatile as molds and materials can be adapted to meet specifications for unique applications across many industries.

    D&M Plastics boasts over five decades as an industry leader in injection molding. Our ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified facility houses 30 presses, a cleanroom, and a tool room. We perform injection molding using a variety of high-performance plastics to create parts horizontally and vertically with tolerances as close as ±0.001″. In addition to standard injection molding services, we offer overmolding, insert molding, two-shot molding, and mold labeling, which positions us as a single-source injection molding provider for partners across many industries, including aerospace, electronics, and medical.

    Best Practices and Considerations

    The injection molding process is a cost-effective and highly customizable approach for mass producing plastic components. The design process requires close collaboration between designers, molders, and other stakeholders, each of which should follow best practices and make important considerations to deliver the best value.

    Material Options and Consequences

    Stakeholders must consider specific tolerance requirements, strength, electrical resistances, flexibility, durability, thermal properties, flammability, and weight when selecting the appropriate plastic for a job. Though they may be easy or inexpensive to source, some plastic varieties may be challenging to mold, so molders and designers must agree on material selection.

    Critical Tolerances

    Injection molded parts have an average tolerance of ± 0.250 mm (0.010″), and while tighter tolerances are possible, they come at an additional cost. To minimize impacts on finances or production time, designers and molders can add extra clearance to account for tolerance variations and create plans for post-machining, fixturing, adjusting gate locations, and more.

    Sink Marks

    The appearance of sink marks depends on various factors such as gate location, nominal wall thickness, and material. To address the issue of sink marks, it is important to ensure wall thicknesses at the base of a rib or boss do not exceed 60% of the perpendicular or nominal wall, core out solid sections to reduce thickness, or add additional design features like ribbing.

    Steel Safe Areas

    To address tight tolerance requirements, some designers and molders add steel safe areas to complex sections of a design before mold production to provide clearance for easy machining after initial test shots. These design features can prevent further delays and tooling expenses later in the process.

    Gate Location

    Proper gate location ensures the flow of molten plastic through the mold. Factors, such as where the heaviest cross-sections of a component exist and the necessary flow path needed to maintain design aesthetic and function, are essential in determining the most suitable gate locations for an application.

    Shutoff Angles

    A minimum shutoff angle of 3° to 5° and optimally 7° is often required by a molder to leave adequate space between the core and cavity of components that include snap-fits, holes, or handles.

    Draft Angle Orientation

    Tapering the sides of the vertical walls in a mold allows for quicker, easier ejection of components and reduces the risk of surface blemishes. Feature height, surface finish, parting lines, and part geometry are necessary considerations when determining the correct angle to minimize these effects. Optimal part design would involve allowing 2° minimum draft throughout the part except for areas where draft is detrimental to fit and function.

    Texturing and Draft

    Texture can play a role in both the aesthetic and function of a part, but larger relief angles are required for these surfaces. Draft angles should be increased by 1° to 3° depending on the extent of the surface texture.

    Scheduling of Critical Startup Phases

    Close collaboration between designer, molder, and other business stakeholders is necessary to ensure that project timelines are coordinated effectively and that milestones are met. From ordering materials to establishing quality standards, these partnerships help drive product development and manufacturing.

    Secondary Operations and Fixtures

    Upfront discussions about the possibility for further machining or finishing can align goals and investment expectations ahead of production, while minimizing production problems and delays.

    Injection Molding by D&M Plastics

    By working closely together from the start, stakeholders involved in the injection molding process can avoid costly production delays associated with materials or component design. D&M Plastics has been an industry leader for decades, and our highly skilled team has extensive injection molding experience and can guide you through the entire injection molding process from design to production. To learn more about our capabilities, contact us or request a quote today.

     

     

  5. Focused on Solutions

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    D&M Plastics has launched a new video spotlighting its solutions-based, problem-solving capabilities. The 2-minute video highlights a customer case study of a medical parts supplier who approached D&M with a challenging manufacturing problem for a mold they’d had problems with for several years.

    The customer had been quoted for a costly repair, and even told by other vendors that they needed an entirely new mold.  Since the part was used in a respiratory device, demand was especially high, and the customer was on a tight timeline.

    Using automation and robotics, D&M was able to streamline production and assembly – saving the customer time and money.  Molding 8 pieces of 4 parts, and then automating the assembly at the press to produce the final part, D&M was able to manufacture an assembled part faster, and at a lower cost. Watch and learn more.

     

  6. What is Plastic Injection Molding?

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    D&M Plastics has been an industry leader in injection molding for nearly 50 years. Driven by a dedication to quality, our team is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified. Our 56,000-square-foot facility houses 30 presses, a cleanroom, and a tool room, leaving us well-prepared to serve as your single-source injection molding provider.

    what is plastic injection moldingPlastic Injection Molding

    Plastic injection molding is a manufacturing process that uses machinery to melt and pressure-inject plastic resins into precisely constructed molds for the mass production of plastic components. Material and design can be adapted to address the requirements of a wide array of applications in industries from aerospace to medical. Plastic injection molding is highly versatile, easily scalable, fast, and cost-effective.

    There are three key steps in the plastic injection molding process:

    1) Product Design

    This initial step requires close collaboration between designers, molders, and product stakeholders to ensure that function, aesthetics, manufacturability, and other considerations are adequately addressed before creating a mold. Attention to detail in this step will prevent unexpected expenses later in the process.

    Using CAD software, collaborators will make decisions regarding factors such as:

    • Material selection
    • Critical tolerances
    • Gate styles and locations
    • Draft and shutoff angles
    • Texturing and finish requirements
    • Wall thicknesses

    Once the design is complete, a prototype may be made for further analysis.

    2) Mold & Tooling Design

    After the design is approved, a mold, runners, gates, sprues, and any other necessary tooling must be engineered for use in the injection process. Mold design is crucial to the project’s overall success, as errors in this step could result in the production of aesthetically displeasing, functionally deficient, or otherwise incorrect products. The tooling development stage also provides another opportunity to minimize product defects by fine-tuning or revising details from the initial design stage to improve manufacturability.

    Mold material selection is a critical element of mold design. Commonly used core metals include stainless steel (hardened or pre-hardened), aluminum, and a beryllium-copper alloy. Material selection for the mold depends on factors such as:

    • Cavity requirements (single or multiple)
    • Estimated cycles or runs
    • Product material
    • Project budget

    The primary goal of the mold-making process is to produce a mold that is manufacturable, durable, functional, and low maintenance at the lowest possible cost. Upon completion of the mold design, sample parts are filled and approved, and the tooling process is documented before manufacturing begins.

    3) Manufacturing (Creation)

    When designs are complete and a mold has been cast, manufacturing or product creation can begin. There are four stages in the manufacturing cycle:

    1. Clamping— mold halves are closed and clamped together
    2. Injection— molten plastic is pressure-injected into the mold cavities
    3. Cooling— plastic cools and hardens to the shape of the mold cavities
    4. Ejection— mold opens, and the plastic part is pushed out

    Manufacturing of a component lasts only seconds to minutes depending on the size, material and complexity of the part, so the process can be repeated rapidly to create a large quantity of consistent, high-quality components in a short window.

    Advantages of Plastic Injection Molding

    Plastic injection molding is a highly versatile approach for producing plastic parts, offering numerous advantages over other manufacturing methods. Some of these benefits include:

    • Scalability. After the designs and processes are fleshed out, it is inexpensive and straightforward to increase production volume.
    • Detailed features and complex geometries. The high pressure used to fill molds forces molten plastic to firmly adhere to the mold’s shape, allowing the material to capture details more adequately.
    • High-efficiency production. Once molds are designed and processes programmed, run cycles take mere seconds or minutes to complete, and outputs are more consistent.
    • Enhanced product strength. Ribs or gussets can be included in the mold design to account for the flexibility or stiffness required of a component.
    • Ability to use multiple plastics simultaneously. Co-injection provides an opportunity for filler plastics to be combined with the base resin to improve product strength, reduce material costs, or provide the physical or mechanical benefits of another plastic.
    • Flexibility. From materials to color to design, the plastic injection molding process is easily adaptable for any application.

    Plastic Injection Molding by D&M Plastics

    Plastic injection molding is versatile, cost-effective, and efficient. The D&M Plastics team can guide you through the entire plastic injection molding process, from product design to manufacturing. We offer an extensive range of plastic materials and have onsite capabilities for end-to-end service, including value-adds like overmolding, insert molding, mold labeling, and more.

    For more information on our injection molding capabilities, request a quote or contact us today.

  7. Martin Tremonti Joins D&M as New Chief Operating Officer

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    D&M Plastics, an industry leader in custom injection molding for over 40 years, is pleased to welcome Martin “Marti” Tremonti as Chief Operating Officer. Tremonti brings nearly three decades of experience in manufacturing operations, both nationally and internationally.

    Marti is an excellent addition to the D&M team, and has a proven track record of success in building strong teams and efficient processes that impact business growth while utilizing lean initiatives that drive key metrics. It’s a great fit.

    Tremonti comes to D&M with a wealth of experience in manufacturing and operations. He is a 26-year veteran in automotive manufacturing operations, with 17 years at Magna International, where he helped to establish an international facility which launched a new program that integrated into an existing production line, while upgrading and improving systems and operations. Tremonti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University.

    “D&M has obviously been doing great things for its automotive, medical, electronics and defense customers, with 40 years of success,” said Tremonti. “I’m looking forward to continuing our operational excellence — building strong teams and efficient processes for continuous improvement.”

    For more than 40 years D&M Plastics has provided our customers a comprehensive guarantee of quality, delivery, and price. D&M specializes in tight-tolerance precision parts for the medical and electronics industries, and in 1993 was the first U.S. full-service turnkey manufacturer awarded ISO-certification. In an industry where precision counts, D&M has high ranks, with an external defect rate of 17-PPM’s versus an average industry rate that is 10x higher. The D&M manufacturing team stands behind our customer goals and outcomes, and has more than 275 combined years of injection molding experience. D&M is a privately held company, located in Burlington, Illinois just outside of Chicago.

    We’re proud to welcome Marti to the D&M team!

  8. Partners in Innovation

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    2020 hasn’t been “business as usual” for anyone. Find out how D&M was able to pivot to provide our customer with the support they needed to meet increased demands on a tight timeline in this video.

     

     

  9. What Sets Us Apart

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    When I bought D&M Plastics in May 2013, I knew I was buying an injection molding company with a relentless focus on quality. As the story goes, in 1993, D&M became the first ISO 9000 certified custom injection molder in the United States. Everything we do emanates from a quality process mentality. But a relentless focus on quality isn’t enough. What really sets D&M apart is our approach to problem-solving. Faced with a problem that no one else can solve, we employ a disciplined, creative, scientific methodology to find the answer. I have seen it work countless times on myriad projects.

     

    Customers Trust D&M Quality

     

    Before I bought the company, D&M had discovered how to overmold sensor rods that were used in the magna ride suspension system. The problem was how to mold a thin wall of plastic concentrically around a small diameter rod over a length of more than 15 inches. Our customer had tried without success to do this and ultimately brought the problem to D&M. Our team developed hypotheses, tested them, analyzed the results and finally found the solution.


    Several years later, the customer took the business away and gave it to someone who said they could do it cheaper. Within a few months, however, the customer was back. It turned out the “less expensive” solution didn’t work, and cheap was suddenly expensive. D&M has now been successfully manufacturing these overmolded rods for over 15 years, and our customer believes we’re the only company on the planet who can do it.


    A track record of success


    In another situation, a customer was manufacturing thin-walled cases for relay switches with tolerances of 0.002 inches in their plant in Malaysia . The part was being molded in an eight-cavity tool using a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) that was specially formulated to withstand very high and very low temperatures, with extremely high tensile strength. This resin was so difficult to mold, however, that the cases had a very high defect rate and defective parts were getting into the customer’s relay assembly line and constantly shutting it down.


    The customer came to D&M for a solution. Taking a scientific approach to understanding the resin and its molding characteristics, we were able to produce defect-free parts at a lower cost. This makes us the only company to have successfully run this specially formulated LCP in a 16-cavity tool with a hot runner system. Read more specifically about how we did that here.

    In the bag


    Most recently, D&M had a customer who was making a respiratory bag bushing using a 50-50 blend of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene ethyl acrylate (EEA). They were experiencing high defect rates because EEA is an adhesive and the manufacturer only recommends a 5 percent blend for injection molding applications. Blending it at 50-50 reduces the processing window to the point where it is almost impossible to injection mold. Nevertheless, using a disciplined scientific approach, D&M was successful in making defect-free parts in the quantities and at the price that our customer required.

    We solve our customers’ most difficult molding challenges with discipline, creativity and a rigorous scientific methodology. Quality is only half of the equation — our ability to problem solve is truly what sets D&M apart, and why our customers keep coming back. That’s the D&M competitive advantage.

    If you have an injection molding challenge that needs a world-class solution, put the experts at D&M to work for you.

    Be well,

    Chip

  10. Doing our part during a pandemic.

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    Since D&M was founded in 1972, we’ve been providing tight-tolerance precision parts for the medical and other industries, including defense and automotive. In fact, we were the first U.S. custom injection molder to receive ISO-certification in 1993.

    Today, as the uncertainty of COVID-19 grips the world, the supply chains for our nation’s healthcare industry and our food supply are more critical than ever. Since 2000 we have produced and shipped more than 4.8 billion medical plastic parts and 1.4 billion devices to the healthcare industry. Additionally, we manufacture parts that are used in testing for foodborne bacteria in the food processing industry. D&M will remain open and operational in order to continue to support our customers in these critical supply streams.

    At the same time, we are equally committed to the health and safety of our employees. For that reason, a primary focus for our team meetings, which precede each of our three shifts daily, has been on safety measures to ensure our employees stay healthy. Those team “huddles” now occur with team members standing at least 6 feet apart. In those meetings, we continue to remind everyone of the World Health Organization’s recommendations, and, in addition, employees have shared good ideas that we have implemented, such as keeping frequently used doors within the plant propped open to avoid having to touch doorknobs or levers unnecessarily.

    D&M is following all health and safety advice by WHO and CDC, and we have encouraged frequent handwashing as well as providing hand sanitizer on the manufacturing floor, social distancing, the use of gloves and keeping work areas sanitized. Employees who do not feel well are asked to stay home and we have agreed to pay their wages for up to two weeks. We do not want employees who become sick to return to work before they are well simply because they need a paycheck. If an employee tests positive for the coronavirus or comes in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus, we are requiring that they self-quarantine for 15 days. Employees who are at home sick for three days or more will require a doctor’s note before returning to work, for everyone’s safety.

    We have encouraged any employee who may be experiencing stress or feeling overwhelmed, to speak with family members or friends, and we offer an Employee Assistance Network which provides professional counseling at no cost to any employee or their family members, should they need additional emotional support during this difficult period.

    These are unprecedented times. We are committed to continuing to supply our customers so that they can deliver the parts and services required to support front line medical staff and others disaffected by recent events.

    Be well, stay safe, and please let us know if there’s a way we can help support your needs.

    – Chip

  11. Quality is No Accident for D&M

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    At D&M, we take safety very seriously.  In fact, it’s something we have been focused on since I bought the company roughly seven years ago.

    For us, the safety of our people is absolutely the most important thing. That’s probably why on January 31, 2020, D&M celebrated 1,460 accident-free days. That’s a total of four years of manufacturing days without a lost time injury.  Among our many accomplishments, that may be the one for which we are most proud.

    Part of our dedication to safety stems from our relentless focus on quality and our belief that safety and quality are inextricably linked. That link supports the fact that our external defect rate is 17 parts per million, while the average for injection molding companies our size is 1,038ppm.  Big difference.

    manufacturing safety meeting

    Our commitment to safety means that at every team huddle before every shift, each of our employees is encouraged to bring up any safety concerns they have– even if it has already been reported to a supervisor. Encouraging a dialog around safety, while keeping communications open and earnest helps eliminate issues before an accident or injury occurs. Everyone understands that safety is every team member’s responsibility.

    To us, it’s just good business to care about safety – your personal safety and the safety of those around you. That translates to healthier, happier and more productive team members, who feel valued and respected as human beings. It just makes logical sense that if your employees feel they are valued, they care more about the work that they are doing. But that connection is more than just a hunch, with academic research also supporting the notion that the most important ingredients for both successful quality management and safety management programs are the commitment of management and the involvement of employees.

    We care about our employees, they care about the work they are doing, and in the end, it positively impacts our bottom line in a way that also creates value for our customers. Win-win for everyone, really.  That’s why at D&M we play it safe. Everybody. Every shift. Every day.

  12. Plastic Injection Molding Guide

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    Plastic injection molding is a fast, accurate, and cost-effective method of manufacturing plastic parts. During the process, manufacturers melt plastic resin and inject the liquefied resin under pressure into molds. When the plastic cools, it is ejected from the mold as a seamless plastic piece.

    Injection molding can create plastic parts of varying size and complexity, which makes it suitable for diverse applications in a wide variety of industries, including:

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Defense
    • Electronics
    • Medical
  13. At D&M, we’re molding the 21st Century.

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    To us, molding the 21st Century is a responsibility we take very seriously. Not only are we molding parts that will go into future technology in a variety of life-changing industries, but we’re also helping to shape young minds as we help the next generation learn about the importance of manufacturing.

    It’s why we’ve made a commitment to participating in Manufacturing Day each year, and it’s an even bigger part of the reason we invite students into our plant or go out to meet students where they are in the community as well.

    Helping kids learn more about manufacturing is good for everyone.  When we bring manufacturing into the classroom, kids learn how integral it is to their everyday lives, and it opens their minds to new ideas. They start to think about all of the millions of parts that compose the world around them.

    When we bring these big ideas out into the classrooms of America, or when students come to us, we can inspire the next generation of manufacturers.  They begin to truly understand why manufacturing is so important to all of us, and that the industry that built America is still going strong.

    Take three minutes to watch these two videos. One is a visit to our plant by a class from Larkin School’s Secondary Transition Education Program (STEP), and the other is Streamwood Middle School’s AVID program.  Both groups of students inspired us with their enthusiasm.

    Providing opportunities for everyone to learn and sharing new ideas is always a good thing.  At D&M, we want to be a part of that.

    Thanks for reading, and for taking a minute to watch.

    Chip

     

     

  14. Welcome to the D&M Blog

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    If you’re here, you’ve already experienced some of what makes our new website better for our customers. With a new design and an expanded user experience – including this blog — we hope you’ll find all the bells and whistles that help to set D&M Plastics apart from our competition.

    The new site will be better for anyone who visits and is looking for custom injection molding services, but especially those looking for creative solutions to their toughest molding problems, needing a molder with medical ISO certification, or just researching domestic providers who can streamline their process.

    With more companies searching for processing solutions in the U.S. versus overseas, we wanted a site that could meet customers wherever they are in their search for plastic injection molding services.  And the site features a handy Request for Quote tool so you can submit your project and get a response within 24-hours.

    The new How We Work, and Molding Services sections have been the most popular since we launched the new site, so be sure to check those out, and don’t miss our Case Studies to learn more about the D&M experience and end-to-end solutions.

    We’re all about helping our customers find the right molding solutions. We’re looking to align with potential customers in a true partnership — to optimize production and improve your bottom line.

    Our new site helps us tell that story and makes it easier for potential customers to find what they’re looking for quickly and easily, because at D&M, we’re not just selling plastics, we’re solving problems.

    We hope you like the new site and our blog. Please let us know in the comments section if there are topics you’d like us to explore here in the future. Thanks for reading!

    Best,

    Chip