There are many advantages gained with using an ISO Registered mold making facility for construction of your injection molds. Plastic injection mold making shops are expected to meet just in time delivery deadlines with tight tolerances within specifications. Today’s injection mold making industry leaves no room for error as mold making shops must utilize modern technology with experience and in-depth knowledge of the injection mold making process in order to satisfy the stringent requirements of OEMs today.
The Internationally recognized quality standards of ISO9001, ISO/TS16949 and AS9100 set common parameters for various industries around the globe to measure their performance in either their service or product with a uniform set of standards. Any supplier to the Automotive industry should be registered to ISO standards. In some cases, proving compliance may be adequate for a 3rd tier supplier, although most 1st and 2nd tier suppliers must be registered to either ISO or ISO/TS.
This gives Automotive suppliers around the globe the same set of standards to adhere to, making the job of the Automotive Quality Engineer from one of the top Automakers a little easier to compare vendors. In order to stay in the preferred vendor status, an injection molding shop and even the injection mold making shops must not only be registered to ISO standards, they had better be practicing their Quality Policy and performing continual improvement projects in order to stay competitive.
Mold making facilities meticulously follow detailed checklists ensuring that all issues are recognized and address prior to cutting steel. ISO Registered mold making shops that follow Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) reveal any critical issues with mold construction such as critical fill areas to tight geometric areas, the need for CAM action, lifters or specialty ejection systems. Identifying these critical issues ahead of time is crucial to fulfilling a tight deadline with a quality mold.
Michiana Global Mold is a global supplier of high quality injection molds, registered to ISO 9001:2015 and implementing our Quality Policy throughout the organization. We have been satisfying the stringent requirements of the Automotive industry with high-quality, custom, precision injection molds for over 52 years. Contact us today to see how we can assist you with your injection mold building needs.