Ingredients of a Modern Mold Shop

That’s the tagline for our September issue cover story about the technical and cultural transformation of a captive mold-building operation. However, the shop’s story has more to offer than what appeared in the article.

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Seescan is a manufacturer of utility locating and inspection equipment such as the reels shown here, which are used to snake cameras into pipes and other underground utilities. The company’s extensive focus on R&D puts pressure on the captive mold building operation to turn vision to reality as quickly as possible.

The title of this post is also the tagline for our September issue cover story about the technical and cultural transformation of a captive mold-building operation. That said, there are plenty of interesting things about the shop’s story that didn’t make the article.

For instance, the parent company strives to provide employees with a positive work environment to improve morale, foster a sense of community, and ensure work-life balance. In fact, the company’s approach even attracted the attention of a local news station. Learn more here (includes video).

Another example is the shop’s focus on setup reduction, which is essential to ensuring the necessary throughput to speed products to market. Learn more here.

Finally, changes weren’t limited to the mold manufacturing side of the operation. Thanks in part to the addition of a new, larger press, the company is also bringing production tooling previously run in China back in-house. Learn more here.

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