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Global Team Members
“Once a tool is shipped from China here to the U.S., there is absolutely no time for us to send it back again for repairs. We value DME and will continue to use them both for proven global quality and for the reliable support they provide back in the states.”
Director of Engineering
Cashmere Molding, Inc.
“If you have issues with hard cooling water in your area, I can highly recommend the Digital Calcium De-Scaler offered by
DME Company LLC.”
Roland Matthias Harke
Schoeller Arca Systems
“DME stepped up to the plate to handle an issue created by a freight carrier. What DME did for us was huge. There are always very good lines of communication between us and DME.
It’s definitely a partnership.”
Tooling Room Manager
Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc.
Below: Exerpt from Plastics Industry Association post. Click links below to read full post.
Fri February 28, 2020
Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President & CEO Tony Radoszewski:
“As new coronavirus cases are confirmed around the globe and the disease poses a growing threat to public health, the plastics industry is continually working with its partners throughout the supply chain to ensure that needs are met, patients get the care they need and medical professionals are protected as they provide that care. Plastics have been the material of choice in the medical field for decades,… Read More
DME is here to support the global Plastics Industry family, Molders, Mold Makers and OEMs as it has for over 70 years. Every Step of the Way.
For more news about the Plastic Industry check out the Plastic Industry Association website:
Brand new DME catalogues coming in April 2020, better, simpler and more complete than ever with a new Mould Range.
From Russia with Love for Technology
DME and Mold-Masters partner System LLC presented our latest solutions and products at Interplastica in Moscow. The joint booth got a lot of customer attention.
Thanks to all our customers and partners for making this year a success! We are looking forward to bringing you more products and services in 2020. Stay tuned for more novelties starting January.
With the experience and dedication of its employees, DME has be working with mold-makers and molders worldwide, to meet a record demand for products needed by the global health care industry in the fight against COVID-19.
The availability of “off-the-shelf” total mold solutions, all available on the DME eSTORE, is allowing customers to manufacture the tooling needed at record speeds.
“The DME XPress® mold bases and, our Quick-Change MUD® systems have been configured and ordered online and have literally been flying off the shelf” stated Peter Smith, President DME.
To meet the extreme global shortage of critical medical and personal protection equipment (PPE), entire new supply chains have been established. Leading companies like Ford and GM are partnering with major companies like 3M, GE, Medtronic and Ventec. In turn they are soliciting the help of the North American mold-makers and molders to manufacture essential parts. Ventilators, face visors, and plastic swabs used in the testing of COVID-19, are headline news and are require immediate delivery.
Demand, however, is not limited to the products we read about on the front-page news. A whole new infrastructure and support mechanism is required to support the health care industry. DME, and its customers, are stepping up to make these products available with accelerated deliveries.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the DME team. Every employee has rallied to help customers re-tool and manufacture products needed in the front-line fight against COVID-19” stated Smith. “The safety of our employees was our first priority and we quickly arranged for “non-essential” personnel to work from home. This created the space needed to support social distancing of our workforce. We have taken all measures recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC and to-date, we have no cases of COVID-19 at any of our global facilities” added Smith.
DME was assigned the status of being “essential” in the supply of “essential critical infrastructure” such as healthcare, pharmaceutical and food supply required during the current COVID-19 emergency and has responded accordingly. Production hours at both the DME Greenville, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario mold base manufacturing plants have been extended to keep up with demand.
“The North American mold making industry has responded magnificently to the challenge. Our customers, some of whom have never made healthcare products before, have used their creativity to develop new products and new tooling in record time. This is typical of the “can-do” attitude of our Industry” Smith further commented.
The work of Mayer Tool and Engineering in Sturgis, Michigan is just one great example of the partnership DME has enjoyed in finding fast way to market to help the healthcare industry. “DME has been great. When we were asked to make respirator masks and face shields for doctors and nurses, we immediately turned to DME and Spectrum Design Group Inc for assistance. DME worked with us and delivered everything we needed in record time. We have shipped our tooling and its now in production making products for the healthcare community” stated Caralee Mayer, Co-Owner.
“As an Industry we have responded magnificently so far, but the fight is not over. We will continue to support our customers through this period while ensuring employees are safe” concluded Smith.
We would like to thank all of DME’s customers and employees for their great work at this crucial time in our nation’s history. Together we will beat the invisible enemy.
New EPA assessments and Slide Products’ decision to eliminate all chlorinated solvents.
On September 28, 2011, the EPA issued their “final health assessment” for trichloroethylene (TCE), one of the most widely used chlorinated solvents nationwide, to the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS.) It states:
“The final assessment characterizes the chemical as carcinogenic to humans…”
What does this mean?
This assessment has already made an impact on our industry. While some aerosol manufacturers have
kept TCE in their formulations, the solvent’s availability has become very limited. Dow, for example, no
longer makes TCE accessible to our industry while PPG has chosen to significantly raise its price and
limit its availability. This in turn has driven up costs and resulted in higher prices for molders and mold
makers who use products like mold cleaners, which contain TCE as a solvent. To read more about this subject click here.
Clean rooms and aerosol products are mutually exclusive. Aerosols will have product drift, possibly contaminating the production area, or even other molding applications in the same room. Cleaners, releases, rust preventives and lubricants all need to be in non-aerosol delivery systems when used in a clean room. Download the SLIDE whitepaper to read more.Read More