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Molders’ production timelines are getting shorter as OEMs shift their engineering capabilities towards future products and applications. At DSM, we have the expertise to help customers solve production issues based on our specific knowledge on our unique materials solutions, plus we can advise and recommend if a machine needs to be tweaked to meet the demands of a new material.

Meeting customer demands in terms of materials processing expertise

  • Reducing scrap rate by offering you expertise on injection machines, runners, dryers and coolers via our upfront design process—we can help you solve product issues by advising and recommending if a machine needs to be tweaked to meet demands of a new material.
  • Reducing scrap rate by offering you an Online Design Guide for molders that is easily accessible and is always the most recent and updated version, and linked directly from datasheets. 

As OEMS shift their engineering capabilities on future markets and the applications needed for success, Tier1s and molders are also shifting capabilities, equipment and tools, to make the necessary parts. As OEMs focus on new applications, they continue the production of current ones, thus, molders’ production timelines are getting shorter.

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For instance, consider a molder making an office chair—it needs to have the proper weight distribution and be aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately, during the molding process defects appear. What is the molder and Tier1 to do, not to mention the OEM? At this stage of the production process, the Tier1 and molder need advice about the gating and if the tooling needs to be modified. Also, several adaptations may be needed in order to find out what solution will ensure that high quality is being met and efficiencies achieved when producing these parts.   

At DSM, we have the expertise to help customers solve production issues because we have specific knowledge about our particular materials solutions. We can also advise and recommend if a machine needs to be tweaked to meet the demands for a new material, such as EcoPaXX.

We also offer processing and shaping for parts and components produced by injection molding, blow molding and extrusion, including processing guidelines, recommendations for production equipment, material handling and drying recommendations and material safety datasets. 

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