What started as a one-man contract operation in 1989 in the back of another moldmaker's shop is now a full-fledged moldmaking and injection molding company, Dynamic Moulds Inc., specializing in high-p...
What started as a one-man contract operation in 1989 in the back of another moldmaker’s shop is now a full-fledged moldmaking and injection molding company, Dynamic Moulds Inc., specializing in high-precision, complex-shaped parts for the electronics and automotive markets.
Dynamic’s general manager and president Martin Rojcik says he originally bought injection molding machines simply to test his molds but has found molding and moldmaking a good blend.
“The tooling business is very cyclic and adding molding helps even out the cash flow,” says Rojcik. “Molding also gives you insight on designing tools. When you run the tool you made, you get feedback right away.”
The company’s injection molding equipment includes 200- and 80-ton Kawaguchis, and a 28-ton Arburg. The company has recently expanded into a third unit adjacent to the current facility and Rojcik has plans to buy more injection molding machines this year.
Dynamic has developed its niche markets with a combination of good solid modeling and tool design capability that allows it to build high-quality, complex molds quickly and cost-effectively. One of the keys in acquiring this capability, says Rojcik, has been the investment of nearly $120,000 in software and computer stations over the last three years. Dynamic has three seats of Cimatron CAD/CAM software. The software and computer stations are integrated into a single network, which allows one person to solid model, while another is downloading NC data on the same project
“I learned the importance of high-quality software from an industry veteran,” Rojcik says. “This software chops time during layout. It allows a person to see the drawings on the shop floor and helps minimize typical errors.”
Rojcik learned the toolmaking trade in the Czech Republic before moving to Canada in 1983. He founded Dynamic formally in 1991. Today the company has twelve employees. At present, its sales revenues are split nearly evenly between tooling and molding business, says Rojcik. About half the tools it builds are for outside molders; while the remainder are run on injection machines in house.
“Customers are typically cautious about using off-shore mold shops to make complex molds and parts because the quality is not there,” he says. “Our specialty is making complex molds and parts for small- to medium volumes in markets like electronics.”