There is always a possibility that a mold can break or wear prematurely, and product design changes over time as need, capability, and market preference dictate.
Luckily, plastic injection molds can be fixed or modified. If there is an unexpected failure in a mold or product updates that require an Engineering Change Notice (ECN), there is no need to scrap them and order new tooling. Instead, send them to a specialist like Decatur Mold.
Tool Repair and Engineering Change Notices with Decatur
As an extension of our injection mold tool design and production capabilities, we are able to offer comprehensive tool repair and ECN alteration services.
A section of our 87,000 square foot facility is used exclusively by our Service Department, a team of technical salespeople, technical advisors, tool makers, polishers, technicians, and others. Combined, the Service staff represents decades of experience, all of which is dedicated to the maintenance and repair of molds.
With a flexible schedule — the Service teams operates a four-shift schedule for full coverage — we can accommodate both planned and emergency repair and ECN jobs, regardless of whether Decatur originally manufactured the mold or not. We also maintain our own fleet of delivery trucks available for pickup and delivery. The fleet is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you keep your production downtime to an absolute minimum.
The Service department has access to the same state-of-the-art computer numerical controlled (CNC) equipment that other Decatur teams do, including mills, electrical discharge machines (EDMs), drill and spotting presses, lathes, and more.
Decatur Mold has been an industry leading designer and manufacturer of plastic injection tooling since 1966. We have developed a wealth of experience — experience that we apply to repair and ECN alteration work as diligently as we do to production tool building.
To learn more about the maintenance, repair, and ECN alternation services the Decatur Mold Services team can provide, contact us today.