Many companies are gravitating towards injection molding these days. That’s because it’s a cost-effective production process that allows complex plastic parts to be created in large quantities. It works as follows: A hot melt of thermoplastic polymer is put at a lower temperature into a mold-cavity where the hot melt then gets more solid. As it solidifies, the mold opens, and the product is taken out from its cavity.
Even though the process may seem simple, determining the quality can be very complicated, especially when it comes to the dimension, shape, and surface. Companies can run into problems, like the product shrinking and other unforeseen issues, which is where we come into play. We help companies become familiar with technologies that create mold design, as well as help them meet demands in the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) process. Since we are experts in LSS methods, we help companies navigate the plastics and mold making stages.
In addition to the tangible financial benefits possible through lean, much of the research and development efforts (labour, materials, and subcontracts) required in the Plastics & Mold Making sector could be eligible to be recovered through government funding, such as through the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program in Canada.
There are applicable government grants to aid with the upfront costs of corporate training that is typically required during the implementation of Lean Six Sigma / Continuous Improvement methodologies. There are also other grants specifically designed to cover costs associated with process improvement implementation, exports, sales, and marketing. AMSaxum experts in government funding help with the application of these grants and with the preparation of SR&ED claims. For more information on continuous improvement and government funding call AMSaxum at 905-315-6847 or contact us here.
To adequately structure your next project, we use principles from the Lean Six Sigma DMAIC cycle: Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, and Control. This system offers the necessary control charting abilities and process capability indicators, for instance: potential process capability (Cp) and process capability (Cpk). We also translate each issue that comes up into measurable form, analyze each factor, improve designs to enhance performance, and adjust the process management and control systems to ensure that all improvements will be sustainable.
Lean Six Sigma is one of the best managerial methodologies out there, not just in manufacturing, but in the services industry as well. According to recent studies, it has been discovered that Lean Six Sigma can increase a company’s competitive abilities, as well as improve its products or services throughout each project. Since LSS is so heavily reliant on data-driven analysis and in-depth methodology as a means to enhance quality, it’s become one of the most popular and useful tools for industrial businesses and settings.
At AMSaxum Inc., we have the experience and dedication to working with clients in the plastics and mold making industries. We know that the Lean Six Sigma method is compatible with addressing the challenges that come up in this particular industry. This is why our experienced and customer-service oriented team can provide a strategic plan for your organization.
If you are looking to stay ahead of the competition and find a way to increase profits and improve upon your business potential, our team can help. We would be happy to speak to you about any questions you might have in regards to plastics and mold making, and how the Lean Six Sigma approach can benefit your business. Give us a call today at 1-905-315-6847 or fill out the Contact form on our website. If Lean Six Sigma solutions seem like the right fit for you, be sure to get in touch with us, and we can provide you with all the necessary information you need.
We look forward to speaking with you today!