Engineering Support Producing your future

Success when it matters most

Our staff of engineers and mold engineers is involved with a customer’s project team from inception to completion. We provide input to part design, use intent, moldability and reliability. The result is fewer mold modifications, reduced tool lead time and, ultimately, lower project costs.
The Intertech mold staff is involved every step of the way as projects progress. They keep a log of all files generated to insure that both the engineering and mold staffs are working to current revisions, meeting on a frequent basis with the engineering team for project updates, tracking all outside tool activity through a tool tracking program and attending customers project meeting to provide part and tool design suggestions.

Building success into your tools

We provide the engineering support aimed at your program’s long-term success, as defined by you and your needs. Examples of engineering support include…
• FEA, Finite Element Analysis
• FMEA, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
• DFM, Design for Manufacturability
• Mechanical design and review
• Mold design and review
• Cost-conscious review – maximizing material usage with cavitation and cycle time optimization

Managing change

All changes to a product and procedures are controlled by Intertech Plastics’ engineering change procedure and/or our temporary deviation procedure. These procedures document the change, and require appropriate approvals to control the implementation of the change.

Engineering RunEngineering Runs (ERs) are a means of improving our manufacturing processes through carefully planned, methodical testing accomplished on production equipment. ERs are generated and documented using our ERP system, IQMS. This system provides a means of tracking requirements, assigning duties, evaluating time constraints, and preserving final results documentation via the myriad capabilities inherent in the various modules of IQMS.
Engineering Change OrderAn Engineering Change Order (ECO) is a record in our ERP system used to track, enforce, and document the tasks of each department as they pertain to changes to bills of material. Each change to a bill of material is documented through this system, both to maintain compliance to ISO 9001 standards, as well as provide a historical account of the who, what, where, when and why of any changes made.
Temporary Deviation AllowanceA Temporary Deviation Allowance (TDA) is a means of communicating to our production department an impermanent change to standard practices or materials usage. It may also serve as an interim form of documentation for situations that require immediate action, in place of an ECO, until the formal approvals of ECO-driven changes are received.