Program Management

Four-Phase, Milestone-Based System

Program ManagementAt Accudyn, we utilize a four-phase, milestone-based, program management system to deliver highly engineered injection molding solutions.

We understand the commitment our customers make in choosing Accudyn. That is why we employ a systems-driven approach to program management that integrates online collaboration, timelines and AIG/APQP adherence.

Accudyn project engineers are part of a global project team that encompasses our facilities in Erie, Pa. and Chihuahua, Mexico as well as tooling partners in North America, Europe and Asia. They oversee our robust, comprehensive processes to ensure compliance and execution at every stage.

Our scope of project management capabilities includes:

  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
    • Understanding customer part design and application
    • Part optimization recommendations, including gate locations, draft, sink marks, parting lines, and cooling
    • Tooling strategies, such as inserts, multi-version tooling changeovers, tune-up, steel safe consideration, and warpage compensation
    • Automation Integration
    • Downstream assembly, packaging or secondary operations
  • Moldflow
    • Moldflow Insight Premium
    • Fill/pack/cool/warp simulations
    • Crystallization analysis, DOE, transient mold cooling, and conformal cooling
  • Mold Qualifications
    • Scientific Molding Studies
    • Multi-departmental review
    • IR camera
  • Advanced Metrology Reviews
    • Gages/fixture/equipment strategies
    • Print analysis with dimension scheme, tolerancing, and critical features
  • Measurement systems analysis, gage R&R, and capability studies
  • Advanced equipment, such as Zeiss CMM & Vision System including Calypso Software, Curves & GearPro Packages, Smartscope 1500, spectrophotometers for color qualification and in-process inspection, and Geomagic Control with 3D scanning and metrology

Proven Results

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End Tank Molding in Mexico – Technology Transfer

Challenge

To transfer unique molding & tooling technology to our Chihuahua, Mexico location in response to growing customer interest.

Solution

While radiator and charge air cooler (CAC) end tank molding has long been a core technology in Accudyn’s Erie location, it was not a product line that was molded in our Chihuahua Mexico plant until recently. Our customer base was looking for a solution and Accudyn met the challenge.

To ensure we covered all the bases, we assembled a joint team from both locations to work on this technology transfer that included tooling, processing, and quality representation. The team met over the course of several weeks to cover all aspects of molding radiator and CAC tanks and traveled to both plants to do hands-on training in processing, troubleshooting, and part measurement.

The success of this technology transfer has expanded our ability to meet our customers’ expectations and gives them more options when looking for a partner that can meet their requirements for end tank molding.

Expanding our technology across locations at Accudyn gives our customers the right solution where they need it.

Proven Results

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Window Frame Product Line – Design for Injection Molding

Challenge

Develop an injection moldable solution to problematic, extruded product line with high scrap rates.

Solution

Our customer’s product line was a high-end offering to their customer base that demanded high quality. This product was both aesthetic and functional, adding to the beauty of the customers home and keeping rain and weather out. The product was assembled from a co-extrusion that was mitered and glued together. To achieve the level of quality that was consistent with this being a high-end product required a pain staking assembly process that resulted in a very high scrap rate. The performance of the product was also problematic with the seal not performing consistently causing numerous customer complaints and warranty claims.

Working closely with our customer’s engineering and marketing teams, Accudyn’s engineers helped develop a product design that met all the customer requirements. We also developed both a tooling and manufacturing strategy in conjunction with the part design to ensure we could meet their requirements consistently in a production environment and minimize their tooling investment.

The resulting improvements to this product line for our customer have been a complete success. The performance issues related to the co-extruded manufacturing process have been eliminated completely and visually, the injection molded product is a clear improvement that the customer’s marketing department predicts will increase their sales.

One more thing, it costs less too!

Making a dramatic change to a key product including the entire manufacturing process is challenging and not without risk. Partnering with Accudyn on these difficult projects ensures that all the details will be considered and addressed.

Proven Results

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Black Motor Case

Challenge

To re-engineer a complex part and a molding process for a problem component.

Solution

Our customer’s actuator case was a difficult, expensive molded part that was not meeting their cost, quality or functional requirements.

They went looking for a solution and found it at Accudyn.

Working closely with the customer’s engineers, we identified the key functional requirements of the part that were not being met, along with several issues with the current mold and part designs. Using Moldflow Analysis software, Accudyn was able to show how the gating method in the current mold was contributing to the quality issues they were experiencing. We were also able to demonstrate how our recommended solution would give them a more robust, repeatable process resulting in a more consistent part that met their quality requirements. With a full understanding of how the part is used we also recommended a material change that resulted in a significant price decrease for the customer. The resulting part was a dramatic change for our customer, giving them a part that consistently meets their requirements and is more cost effective.

Part & Process design is where true value is added.  If you have a problem part that needs an engineered solution, let Accudyn show you how.

Everyone at Accudyn understands that satisfying the customer is a responsibility that we all share, that everyone has an important role in ensuring that we keep the promises that we make to our customers and to each other.

Don Stolarski

Director of Sales & Marketing ~ Accudyn, USA

Tooling is a vital piece of the puzzle, ensuring that tool designs are optimized, allows molds to be built that will produce the high quality parts that we deliver to our customers at Accudyn.

Dennis Albrewczynski

Tooling Support Engineer ~ Accudyn, USA

Ensuring we understand what our customers' expectations are and communicating them to the rest of the organization is a vital part of our Customer Service effort and really helps us to keep strong relationships both internally and externally.

Nicole Bryant

Customer Service ~ Accudyn, USA

Since joining Accudyn in 2014 as a Customer Service Representative, not only am I surrounded by bright, friendly and talented people, but I have been provided many opportunities for personal and professional development.

Leanne Sheldon

Sales ~ Accudyn, USA

Meeting customer expectations is not only about having good machinery. It's doing your job with passion, deliver when promised, attitude for service, be proud of who you are and what you are doing for the company, think positive and be the change factor.

Albino Rivas

General Manager ~ Accudyn de Mexico

We believe our accounting department upholding integrity is important and proven through our customer and vendor expectations.

Debbie Hafner

Accounting Supervisor ~ Accudyn, USA

As part of the Accudyn team, it is important for the Accounting Department staff to build strong relationships based on trust and dependability with customers and vendors alike.

Taylor Catalfu

Accounts Receivable ~ Accudyn, USA

Community involvement and giving back to local organizations is very important at Accudyn and as a Marketing Coordinator, I am proud to showcase all that we do.

Erin Schumacher

Customer Service / Marketing Coordinator ~ Accudyn, USA

As project engineers, we specialize in risk identification and mitigation strategies throughout the entire product lifecycle. The result is robust part, tool, and process designs to exceed our customers' quality expectations.

Matt Weller

Sr. Project Engineer ~ Accudyn, USA

We at Accudyn love new challenges, this is what makes us keep growing and getting better. We are passionate about putting together our knowledge and abilities to find a way to make things happen. Our focus is to create value for our customers.

Raul Sepulveda

New Projects Manager ~ Accudyn de Mexico

Accudyn's engineering philosophy is simple, Combine a systematic approach with empowered employees to make the right decisions each step of the way. Communication is essential to successful project management.

John Kraynik

Engineering Manager ~ Accudyn, USA

Accudyn de Mexico's focus has always been to not only meet, but to exceed our customers' expectations through our customer service and product quality.

Yunuen Molina

Materials Mgr. ~ Accudyn de Mexico

All of us in the Quality Department pride ourselves on making quality products. In the 10 years I've been at Accudyn, I've got to be a part of their amazing growth and success and am truly proud to be a part of this Accudyn family.

Kelly Beeman

Quality Control ~ Accudyn, USA

We work to ensure that our customers feel confident in us by meeting their requests in time and with excellent quality. This is achieved through the importance of communicating the needs of the customers with the rest of our Accudyn team.

Diego Jáuregui

Customer Service Rep. ~ Accudyn de Mexico