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CASE CUSTOM MOLDS, INC.
Custom Molds, Inc., manufactures custom-designed molds for plastic parts and produces custom-made plastic connectors for the electronics industry. Located in Tucson, Arizona,
Custom Molds was founded by the father and son team of
Tom and Mason Miller in 1975. Tom Miller, a mechanical engineer, had more than 20 years of experience in the connector industry with AMP, Inc., a large multinational producer of electronic connectors. Mason Miller had graduated from the University of Arizona in 1974 with joint degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering.
The company was originally formed to provide manufacturers of electronic connectors with a source of …show more content…
Fabricating molds is a skill-oriented, craftsman-driven process. When an order is received, a design team, com-
Receiving raw materials inventory
Lunch room Packing and shipping finished goods inventory Cut and trim
Testing and inspection Wet mix
FIGURE C2.1 • Plant Layout
prising a design engineer and one of 13 master machinists, reviews the design specifications. Working closely with the customer, the team establishes the final specifications for the mold and gives them to the master machinist for fabrication. It is always the same machinist who was assigned to the design team. At the same time, the purchasing department is given a copy of the design specifications, from which it