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As OEMS shift their engineering capabilities on future markets and the applications needed for success, Tier1s and molders are doing the same—shifting capabilities, equipment and tools, to make the necessary parts. At DSM, we have the expertise to help customers solve production issues efficiently because we design processability into the material on the front-end.

First time right and production efficiency with part-production expertise

  • First time right and quality consistency by offering you support documentation, along with on site and online support, helping you solve product issues by advising and recommending if a machine needs to be tweaked to meet demands of a new material.
  • On-time production by offering you online and onsite support, and advising and recommending if a machine needs to be tweaked to handle new material.
  • Reduction of scrap rate by offering online and on-site support, ensuring you that high quality is being met and efficiencies achieved. 

As OEMS shift their engineering capabilities on future markets and the applications needed for success, Tier1s and molders are doing the same—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. Yet, Tier1s and molders increasingly strive for first time right and on-time production, and a reduction of scrap rate. 

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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? At this stage of the production process, the Tier1 and molder need advice about the gating and if the tooling needs to be modified. Several adaptations may be needed in order to find out what solution will ensure that high quality is being met and efficiencies achieved.

At DSM, we have the expertise to help customers focus on efficiency, process control, and reproducibility because we have specific knowledge about our materials solutions—DSM designs processability into the material on the front-end. By understanding the integral chain down to weldlines and surface defects, we design robust and forgiving materials.

Plus, we offer online and on-site support—we can advise and recommend if a machine needs to be tweaked to meet the demands for a new material, such as EcoPaXX. We 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. Also, our online Design Guide for Molders is easily accessible, so you always have the latest version at hand, which links directly from datasheets.

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