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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.
Here’s a quick tour of our 6,000SF Cleanroom.
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.
ISO certified Third party viable sampling in our cleanroom… ISO 17025 to be exact. AIM goes above and beyond the industry standard for our ISO Class 7! Not only does AIM meet the standard of ISO 14644-1 for non-viable particulate count testing we also conduct viable surface, viable air particulate and viable compressed air sampling.
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AIM Plastics, Inc., is pleased to announce to all of our customers that we have successfully passed our third party certification audit to the new ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 standard. Previously, we had been certified to the ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 standards. Even though the deadline to get upgraded to the new standard is January 2019 for the 13485 standard and September 2018 for the 9001 standard, we decided to get an early start and hence were able to accomplish this task much sooner.
Amongst other things, the new standard focuses more on better control of processes with a greater emphasis on managing risk at each process. Over the last few months, our management team along with appropriate involvement from floor personnel reviewed all our existing processes and procedures. Where needed, positive changes were made with the intention of not only meeting the requirements of the new standard, but more importantly, in ensuring our customers continually keep receiving quality products within the committed timeframe.
As our quality policy states, we are committed to providing products and services that meet the needs and expectations of our customers. And we achieve this by:
· Complying with specified requirements, including applicable regulatory requirements, and
· Maintaining and continuously improving the effectiveness of our quality management system.
This upgrade audit was part of our commitment to continually put in practice what we state in our quality policy. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.