"Not all rapid tooling is the same," commented Jason Bassi, Director of Quick-Turn Manufacturing Sales, "its scope has become completely stretched, and it means something different to everyone. I have found that if you ask a group of product development engineers to define prototype or rapid tooling, the definition varies depending on the specific needs or requirements. This often leads them to select an inferior option that delays their new product launch date and ends up costing them money. Our new DynaClass offering ends the confusion by clearly defining the different tooling and molding options that are available. This helps our customers avoid locking into one solution that may not be optimal for their application."
DynaClass refers to a hierarchy of rapid tooling and molding capabilities now available through the Dynacept Division of Spectrum Plastics Group. It is geared towards simplifying the selection of tooling for a variety of applications, and aligning Customers with the best molding solution for their application. "Weve outlined four classes of rapid injection molds," Bassi continued, "starting at the most basic prototype applications, DynaClass1, all the way up to DynaClass4 which is similar to class 103 bridge tools. This set of offerings helps our Customers select the process best for them to meet their new product development requirements at exactly the right time in the lifecycle."
"This innovation to our business is a significant advantage for our customers," said Brian Straiton, General Manager of the Quick-Turn Manufacturing business at Spectrum Plastics Group. "Most of our customers are in the business of introducing new products and there is a lot of confusion in the marketplace about tooling including prototypes, tolerances, mold life, and materials. Now, with a clearly defined set capabilities and expectations, we can align our clients projects with the exact process they need which speeds their time to market and lowers their overall product development costs."
About Spectrum Plastics Group
Spectrum Plastics Group, majority owned by Spell Capital Partners Fund III, LP, focuses on quickly turning engineering concepts into high quality products through a full range of product development services including rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and production molding. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Spectrum Plastics Group integrates multiple production manufacturing and rapid prototyping facilities in Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota and New York to provide a seamless transition to customers for each step of the product development lifecycle.