MMT Chats: Fighting COVID-19 with Collaboration
I spoke with Jason Murphy of Next Chapter Manufacturing, Chris Kaminsky at Muskegon Community College, John Harding of PCS Company, and Jason Sparks of Concept Molds about how they collaborated in record time to design, 3D print, tool up, mold and deliver face shields to help fight the coronavirus.
“The move from 3D printing into a mold gave us the capacity to go from several hundred a day to several thousands a day,” Murphy says.
It was then all about how quickly they could work to get this job through the shop.
Watch this MMT Chat video for the full story.
This mold manufacturer with the help of its steel supplier delivered a die-cast mold from concept to completion in less than one week for a component that was holding up the production of ventilators.
MoldMaking Technology’s Christina Fuges chats with some of the Haidlmair team—CEO Mario Haidlmair, Head of Corporate Communications Peter Peschl (Austria) and COO/Sales for Haidlmair NA Angelo Morra (Canada)—about a reusable mask project to help fight COVID-19 as well as the role of digital molds today.
Mold manufacturers who have been critiqued for slow lead times, as compared to the overseas competition, are proving to themselves and customers during COVID-19 that North American mold manufacturers and suppliers can unite and do things at an extraordinary speed.