Engineering That Helps Your Products Stand Out

Have you struggled with suppliers to meet your standards of manufacturability and repeatability so you can meet the standards of your customers? 

Do your prospects and customers really understand how much different and better your products are? We can help to make sure they do. How does it work?

As a dedicated plastic injection molding manufacturer, we work closely with you to develop design recommendations that set your products apart. Thanks to nearly 50 years in the industry, we know that the key to superior manufacturing and lower costs is to anticipate—and eliminate—quality issues before they occur. Even better, we know how to make that happen. Our ability to improve manufacturability of individual components, based on your designs, is driven by our engineering team’s extensive and varied product design experience. It’s reinforced by collective molding problem-solving, innovation, and adaptation that add up to more than 100 years. The highest product quality and timely delivery are always top of mind.

We emphasize producing high quality parts with repeatability that cut down on production time and overall cost. Operating under ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications, we create components for use in a variety of industries, including:

  • Medical
  • Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Aerospace
  • Engineering Services

    Our engineering department will guide you through the plastic injection molding process, working with you from concept design to prototyping, to low- and high-volume production. Our team is dedicated to designing for improved manufacturability and can offer insight on how to best mold components to reduce cost and improve quality.

    We also offer both overmolding and insert molding services. We make sure all parts are molded exactly as they need to be, hitting tolerances as tight as ±0.001”. Because we continually seek to implement advanced quality planning for every project, we guarantee our partners’ products with high manufacturability products at competitive pricing.

  • Lean Manufacturing

    All our engineering services are designed with lean manufacturing at the forefront as we pursue our goal of zero waste without sacrificing quality. This type of manufacturing also seeks to account for waste created by overburdened or uneven workloads while improving quality through repeatability.

    We seek to establish a true partnership and leverage our engineering team’s background in product design & injection molding expertise to offer feedback on manufacturability. With this in mind, we’re better able to work with our customers to identify issues and offer feedback ahead of production. We have three lean manufacturing meetings per day during which we assess and strategize how to most efficiently meet our customers’ goals. Over the years, we’ve had over 8,000 lean ideas, 85% of which we have implemented and many more that we are actively seeking to implement in the future.

    Additionally, we are consistently looking at ways to improve processes with the utilization of automation. This includes experience working with customers to bring existing long running products in-house and introducing automation to control cost, increase repeatability, and improve product accuracy.

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We are committed to reducing waste with respect to both production materials and processes. We send zero scrap to landfills. We design with intent for all of our parts to be one-or-less using hot runner and hot gate processes to eliminate waste. We collect and regrind any runners used to further reduce waste, and we sell all excess regrind to third parties for repurposing.

D&M Plastics offers a comprehensive selection of plastic engineering services that create high-quality products for a diverse array of customers. If you would like to learn more about some of our plastic injection molding techniques, be sure to contact us today.

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