Blog and News

December 4, 2019

EFFICIENCY AND PRECISION… BOTH CRITICAL IN PROTOTYPE MOLD MAKING

They are especially important in medical manufacturing… that’s why AIM Plastics continues to improve and upgrade its capabilities. AIM took delivery of a new high-speed graphite vertical machining center to increase capacity and improve efficiency.

November 30, 2019

Prototype Molding Plus

Utilizing AIM’s Prototype-Plus™ process, the same tool that provides prototype samples for testing and validation can be used for the initial production run. In many short run and low-volume cases, the same tool can be used for the entire life cycle of the product providing an outstanding return on investment.

AIM’s reputation and culture has been built around a system that streamlines tooling and molding practices. Innovative tooling options combined with a profound knowledge and history in molding prototypes, short runs and low-volume production products, allows AIM to deliver “production quality” parts in as little as 1 to 4 weeks.

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November 27, 2019

This Prototype Mold has HUGE advantages

Here’s a quick guide to the advantages Prototype Plus™… Quick turn tooling with production DNA!

 

March 12, 2019

Medbio Partnership

AIM Plastics is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Medbio, a contract manufacturer located in Grand Rapids, MI, which specializes in the medical and biotech industries.

Medbio will complement AIM Plastics’ existing low to mid-volume business model with their mid to high-volume robotic assisted manufacturing. Medbio also brings Concept Molds to the partnership, adding capacity to our in-house tooling business, Accurate Injection Molds.

Medbio has successfully developed into a premier supplier to their namesake industries, specializing in design support, project management, tool building, precision injection molding (including micro-molding), implants as well as finished-device assembly, packaging, and labeling. These additional capabilities align with the needs of our existing customers and will only strengthen our respective relationships.

We are excited about this new partnership. It will allow us to scale up with our customers as volumes increase or desired services are expanded. AIM Plastics will not undergo any changes in management or staff. The well-respected AIM name and EIN/billing information will remain the same.

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November 30, 2018

Thank You to Our Amazing Team

November 30, 2018

Vertical Molding Machine

This video is an overview of a low volume, vertically over-molded component.

This particular machine has one stationary a-half and two b-halves mounted on a rotary platen for continuous cycle.

Here we are molding yellow polycarbonate over a steel pin to make a finished over-molded component.

First the steel pin is loaded onto the b-half of the mold.

The rotary platen rotates 180 degrees to align with the stationary a-half of the mold. The mold closes and plastic is injected into the cavity and allowed to cool.

During this time the operator is loading another steel pin into the second b-half of the mold to maintain a continuous cycle. When the cooling cycle is complete the mold opens back up and rotates back to the operator where the part is ejected. The operator removes part. Trims off runner system and repeats the process.

October 3, 2018

Arburg 55 ton Molding Machine

February 8, 2018

AIM Plastics – Cleanroom Overview

Here’s a quick tour of our 6,000SF Cleanroom.

December 11, 2017

The unsung hero of medical manufacturing!

You can do everything right… design is spot on, a flawless mold is created and you are producing a capable part every shot! But what happens after that?
Keeping a mold maintained is one of the keys to a successful long-term program. That’s why AIM Plastics is meticulous about mold maintenance. We have a dedicated mold maintenance department in our manufacturing center where a detailed preventative maintenance process is executed. In each case the entire activity is documented and tracked in our ERP system.