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.

 

December 7, 2017

What’s going on at AIM today?

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.
#AIMCleanroom
Thank you @microbestlaboratory

December 4, 2017

Six Steps to Successful Quick-Turn Medical Manufacturing

AIM Plastic’s Prototype Plus sets the standard for quick-turn medical manufacturing.

September 26, 2017

Soft touch not only looks great but it’s also important in the functionality of a molded part.

Medical Manufacturing

Grip comfort is especially critical in medical manufacturing, surgeons and medical staff need to feel comfortable and confident with the ergonomics of their tools.
AIM Plastics can collaborate with your design and marketing team to ensure your part has the cosmetic and tactile qualities you’re striving for!
AIM is experienced in a vast array of thermoplastics including but not limited to:
Polypro
Polycarb
ABS
TPE
TPU
Please contact AIM if you have a unique material request.

September 25, 2017

AIM Plastics sets the standard for quality!

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.

September 14, 2017

2 color, 2 part pad printing in our 6000SF cleanroom.

Along with comprehensive molding capabilities, AIM’s full-service support includes cleanroom multi-color pad printing.

May 17, 2017

IT ALL STARTS WITH TOOL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

AIM’s DFM assistance is the cornerstone of every part. Our experienced mold designers ensure that your design will produce consistent, superior results. AIM’s toolroom is much more than state-of-the-art equipment. Our expert mold makers make the difference. AIM employs some of the most skilled tradesmen in the nation who are experienced in complex tool construction.

March 15, 2017

VALIDATION What’s your level?

Validation shouldn’t slow you down

AIM provides three levels of validation. These segments allow you to quickly reference the degree of validation that you need, and implement it as needed. This gives your team back valuable time to focus on design and construction.

LEVEL ONE
SIM – AIM’s standard scientific injection molding workbook
N=1 100%  layout
N = 30 shot capabilty (nominal process)

LEVEL TWO
SIM- AIM’s standard scientific injection molding workbook
N=3 100%  layout
High/Low – 30 shot tool capability study
One 1-hour PQ run – 30 shot Cpk study provided
Injection Molding  – process cycle card created
APQP document package (control plan)

LEVEL THREE

SIM- AIM’s standard scientific injection molding workbook
N=3 100%  layout
3-Way DOE (3 factor, 2 repeats, 5 shot subgroup, 25 runs = 125 shots)
OQ – 30 shot each high/low capability study
Three 4-hour PQ runs – 30 shot Cpk study provided for each run
Injection Molding  – process cycle card created
APQP document package (process flow diagram, PFMEA, control plan)