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Wright Engineered Plastics Custom Injection Molding, Tooling & Assembly




Eliminate leak test and improve reliability

Challenge

A critical component of a blood diagnostic unit for hospitals could leak due to a weak epoxy bond or become plugged if epoxy migrated into the flow channel. Our customer was looking to improve reliability and eliminate an expensive leak test performed on each product.

Solution

Wright worked with the product development engineer to develop a floating core overmolding operation that would assemble the device in lieu of epoxy bonding.

Result

“I knew that it would work in theory, but I needed a manufacturing team that was skilled in overmolding to make it happen.”






Wright's material expertise improves products appearance.

Challenge

Our customer’s design included a cyan blue back lit logo, but space behind the logo was limited so the led spots were not diffusing properly. it was important that the illumination was uniform and aesthetically pleasing.

Solution

Wright Engineered Plastics’ manufacturing engineers recommended that the customer consider a light diffusing material that had been specially developed for this purpose. Wright provided the customer with sample chips and then molded some test samples.

Result

“Wright’s manufacturing expertise is a valuable part of our development team. They are always looking for solutions and go the extra mile to deliver the best result possible.”

TODD NEWHOUSE, MANAGER, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, CYAN OPTICS





Bring molding and assembly back to the USA from Asia.

Challenge

Molding of 3D glass frames had been moved to Asia to reduce cost, but the high quality lenses were manufactured and assembled in California. Our customer required an improvement in response to rapidly increasing demand, while keeping quality high and cost low.

Solution

A hot-runner, multi cavity tool allowed Wright Engineered Plastics to minimize labor in the molding operation. Wright’s lean manufacturing model resulted in a cost reduction to the assembly time as well.

Result

“I am so pleased to bring jobs back to California. the responsive customer service tea made the transition seamless.”





Wright's engineers reduce costs with "in-mold" assembly.

Challenge

Assembly of our customer’s surgical device was hampered by a potting operation that required a 60 second cure time.

Solution

Wright Engineered Plastics’ manufacturing engineers recommended that the customer consider an insert molding design.

Result

“Wright’s solution meant that no assembly of the wires is requires and the process is much more repeatable and reliable. it is a lower cost and more effective result.”





Assemble device to improve restaurant efficiency.

Challenge

Our customer’s design required assembly of a housing with multicolored, backlit buttons activated by proximity sensors. The casing must provide a hermetic seal for the electronics because the end users were restaurants and cleaning of the device will occur several times each day.

Solution

Wright Engineered Plastics worked with the customer’s engineering team to design an in-mold assembly solution.

Result

“I have been working to make this happen for three years. With Wright’s help we were finally have brought the product to the marketplace. Restaurant efficiency experts are extremely interested in using our product to increase both productivity and customer satisfaction.”

BRENDA SOLHEIM, FOUNDER and CEO, SERVISENSOR