GTP engineering optimize mold designs prior to manufacturing to eliminate trial and error. This provides accuracy in validating before production (product/ design/ process) and helps you get your products to market faster.
GTP utilizes Design for Manufacturing (DfM) methodology to align engineering and production during the design phase to help ensure cost/time efficiencies, superior quality, regulatory compliance and end-user satisfaction are all met. This allows GTP to identify and address problems early in the development process to prevent costly issues that could impact manufacturability, raw material selection, tolerances and secondary processing. GTP has the technical expertise and experience required for successfully executing DfM for complex applications.
Whether your application is automotive, industrial or another industry, as an experienced molder, GTP will work with you on DfM to provide up-front feedback to help improve costs, part quality and meet specifications. GTP takes the full-team approach to DfM for plastic parts including; tool makers, manufacturing engineers, tooling engineers, designers and quality engineers.
We encourage collaborative engineering and product development between GTP and our customers. GTP can provide on-site engineering support full or part time at your location. This ensures best practices in design for manufacturing allowing for superior end product quality and cost effectiveness.
GTP uses MeltFlipper®, a technology developed by Beaumont, Inc., designed to solve the shear induced flow variations within injection molding. The MeltFlipper® technology is used to control viscosity, which is one of injection moldings largest variables. Controlling the viscosity of the material helps to ensure a consistent and uniform delivery of material properties to and within every cavity in the tool allowing GTP to produce higher quality products at lower costs. GTP recognizes the benefits of the MeltFlipper® technology and incorporates the technology accordingly based on the part size, number of cavities, and other project requirements. GTP considers and evaluates MeltFlipper® for all new molds. However, GTP Engineers analyze the mold cavitation, part tolerance requirements and part aesthetics while investigating the merit of MeltFlipper®
GTP uses the latest in CT scanning as a measurement tool to save time throughout the plastic injection process of mold building, mold tryout, through first article approval. By quickly providing thorough inspection and measurement of first article parts, CT scanning helps to free up resources, maximize accuracy, reduce the number of mold tune-ins, documents all measurements and helps speed products to market. Our CT scanning equipment GTP allows actual measurements to be directly compared to references, whether the original CAD model or a previous set of measurements or a surrogate part. It also allows GTP to inspect smaller parts than what the CMM is capable of measuring and of multi-component assemblies which the CMM simply cannot inspect.