DPI’s Transfer Tool Program provides a full review of each tool upon receipt. It incorporates a complete cleaning of the transferred tool and allowance for basic modifications. The activities below are included for each tool transferred.
Establish a transfer tool team that includes a project lead and individuals from engineering, tooling, production, quality and customer service.
Communication throughout the process, including a kickoff meeting to review the entire project and schedule the required steps.
A thorough review of all key mold components, including a 30-point review of every tool.
-Mold base, cavity and core
-Temperature control system
A report generated for customer summarizing findings and assessment of meeting production and quality standards in addition to any work to the tool, if needed.
Once all work is done to the tool and it is ready to sample, samples and a first-article inspection report (FAIR) are prepared and submitted for customer approval. (Note: DPI provides the first $100 of resin for sampling. Resin usage beyond $100 will be quoted. The customer will also receive a quote for the FAIR.)
DPI allocates an investment of time and materials with each transfer tool. Our standard program includes 10 hours of review, inspection and basic modifications, including materials. This represents a value of over $1,000 per tool.