Finding trained, skilled employees isn’t easy for injection molding companies as business from many market sectors picks up, especially automotive. Prism Plastics LLC, an injection molding company that serves the automotive and medical industries, decided to showcase its new Chesterfield Township, MI facility to what the company hopes will be its next generation of employees.
On Friday, April 13, 37 mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering students from the University of Michigan-Dearborn visited Prism Plastics to learn more about the latest in injection molding technology, equipment, and processes. Prism staff, including VP Rod Bricker, led a tour of the new facility and discussed automation, process development, in-mold rheology, runner reduction techniques, and material selection with these student visitors.
The program emphasized the additional demands of making tight-tolerance, functional parts for automotive safety applications and the importance of eliminating variation from all stages of production. The students had a chance to interact with Prism staff and ask questions about the plant, technology and the processes being used at the plant, as well as talk about careers in the plastics industry and what Prism looks for when hiring young engineers....