Blog and News

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 23, 2017

A flawless mold is just the beginning!

 

Our Scientific Injection Molding (SIM) process combined with the validation master plan assures that your mold produces a capable part… every shot.
How can AIM help take you to the next level?

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 26, 2017

MFGDay Preparation

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)

 

 

October 17, 2016

Medical manufacturing at its best!

Have a look inside AIM’s 6,000 square foot ISO Class 7 (10K) cleanroom. AIM Plastics is the premiere medical manufacturer.

AIM is able to manage programs that require rapid prototyping/short-runs, through high-volume production of manufactured products for the healthcare industry. With over two decades of short-run, low-volume production experience, AIM has perfected the techniques necessary to manage and successfully deliver products designed for the ever-changing healthcare marketplace.

Our clean room facility offers:

  • conventional precision molding insert
  • over-molding
  • 2-shot molding

Clean room press capacities range from 40 to 165 tons. In addition, AIM offers complete assembly, assembly process validation, post-molding operations, and specialty services.

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October 5, 2016

MFGDay 2016 at AIM Plastics

AIM Plastics is ready for MFGDay 2016.
Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It’s a pleasure to welcome Mt. Clemens High School this year.

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September 29, 2016

AIM Plastics makes upgrade to quality lab

We are excited about the installation of the our latest addition… the OGP SmartScope. This multi-sensor coordinate measuring system gives AIM a more efficient and accurate way to serve its customers.

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Learn more about AIM’s quality lab HERE