Mission Complete: Die-Tech Update on Ventilator Tooling to Combat COVID-19
Die-Tech & Engineering President Bill Berry shares an internal letter to update his team on where things stand with their ventilator tooling projects and express his gratitude for all of their hard work.
Manifold for ventilator tooling project at Die-Tech & Engineering in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Die-Tech & Engineering President Bill Berry shares an internal letter to update his team on where things stand with their ventilator tooling projects (communication), and more importantly express his gratitude for all of their hard work (motivation).
The last two tools of the first wave of ventilator tooling we were asked to build for the COVID-19 pandemic are complete and will be prepared for shipment this weekend.
7 tools and 44 cavities—all built in less than 3 weeks!
The first tools are now running parts that are being assembled into ventilators. According to our customer, they are now able to build 1,000 more ventilators a week than before. Perhaps there would have been another way to get this done as fast as we did but the fact is, we provided the tooling weeks faster than anyone thought was possible and they are saving lives now. Thank you!
Once again, I am proud to have you as a team, proud of the company we have built, and proud of how you helped do this. Most of you directly had a hand in producing these tools, and your friends and family should know so feel free to share this with them.
We are awaiting technical information on a few more parts and have submitted proposals for other parts. It is likely that we will be asked to continue to support this effort.
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