The Keys to a Successful Tool Transfer

Sometimes the best-laid plans are unattainable. When this happens during production, the results can be devastating. Time, money, and effort may seem wasted — which is no small loss during a product launch or ongoing production. Just imagine halting the injection molding process of a critical component used in a medical device assembly, creating an interruption in the supply chain.

“It happens,” shares John Budreau, Director of New Business Development with PTI Engineered Plastics, which specializes in full-service custom plastic injection molding services. “It’s not typical, but there are certainly times when a manufacturer, for whatever reason, is unable to continue production or supply the final molded parts, and a customer is left empty-handed.”