Before working with RJG, the majority of our processes did not utilize DECOUPLED MOLDING® strategies. We faced a lot of inconsistencies from part to part, so we had to find a way to standardize our processes and create consistency across all of our parts.
I first heard about RJG back in 2004. Century Mold sent all of our set up/process technicians and some of our support departments to several RJG classes, including Systematic Molding, the Decoupled Workshop, and Math for Molders. I also completed Master Molder I in 2016. This allowed us all to be on the same page and gain a solid foundation on which to build.
Since then, we have established a process for troubleshooting and testing molds using RJG tools. We’ve been able to establish and maintain more robust processes and improve the overall consistency of our parts. Our processors now approach issues with the same mindset, and everyone who has participated in training has a clear understanding of the molding process. We reduced our scrap from 2% to 0.8% within 2 years and have saved over $173,000 in machine time. In addition, we were able to reduce customer complaints by 59% with RJG’s training.
RJG training is unlike any other injection molding training available today, and I believe the results we have seen speak for themselves. We’ve been able to eliminate ongoing quality issues that we weren’t able to resolve prior to working with RJG, and we plan on continuing to work with them in the future.
Century Mold is a leading North American injection molder who services the automotive industry. Parts manufactured by the company can be found on all major OEMs such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan. Between these major car companies and many others. Century Mold has grown to seven locations within the USA and Mexico. With over 600,000 square feet and 150+ injection molding presses, the company continues to invest in the latest technology to keep up with customer needs.