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Expert in Product Development and Injection Molding/Part Design and DfM on LSR and 2K Parts

Expert ID: 736653 Switzerland

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20 years of business experience in injection molding for LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber) and 2K(2-shot/2-component). Expert has worked in positions from process engineering, tooling- & part design, project engineering, R&D, cost calculation, and product management.

He demonstrates a high technical understanding of the injection molding process of LSR and 2K (2-shot/2-component) and the surrounding and supporting manufacturing equipment including their raw materials.

Expert can provide Consulting and Support on the following topics (and more if necessary):

• Helping to understand customers on LSR and 2K (2-shot/2-component) part design/development
• Implementing DfM (Design for Manufacturability ) for LSR and 2K (2-shot/2-component) parts to have reduced cost, improved quality, and simplified molding.
• Support on tooling & process layouts and/or concepts
• Identifying novel technologies and equipment for the LSR and 2K (2-shot/2-component) manufacturing process including automation, tooling, and process controls for new project related developments
• Evaluating tool designs for improved part design / supporting clients on tool reviews

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: Skills Certificate Subject: Plastic Technologist Institution: BWZ Rapperswil Switzerland

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Engineering Manager Department: Responsibilities: • Coordinate, manage and lead the Project Engineering team to ensure optimum engineering of new projects to meet customer and manufacturing requirements.
• Personnel responsible of the Project Engineering department
• Support Product Management & Sales on project acquisition in regards of technical strategies.
• Assist the internal tooling department in external toolmaker selection and management
• Development, execution and management of strategies in processing, tooling, automation, etc. for future and current projects.
• Identify novel technologies and equipment for the LSR and 2K (2-shot/2-component) manufacturing process including automation, tooling and process controls for new project related developments
• Interfaces with the supplier base on technical maters.
• Effectively communicate across teams (Operations and Productions) the project goals and objectives to align expectations both within the company and with the customer.
• Act as the lead technical interface for customer and within the organization.
• Provide technical training on LSR and 2K (2-shot/2-component) technology to the customer and internal within the organization.
Years: 2012 to 2018 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Project Manager / Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: • Coordinate, manage and lead LSR and 2K (2-shot/2-component) projects from quoting to project development in to industrial phase
• Support Product Management & Sales on project acquisition in regards of technical strategies.
• Interfaces with the supplier base on technical maters.
• Effectively communicate across teams (Operations and Productions) the project goals and objectives to align expectations both within the company and with the customer.
• Act as the technical interface for customer and within the organization.

Years: 2004 to 2012 Employer: Undisclosed (LSR Molder in Canada) Title: Project Manager (technical) & Technical Integration Manager Department: Responsibilities: • Key influence in manufacturing for technical trouble shooting assistance
• Technical support for manufacturing
• Develop and/or assist to develop innovative solutions for productivity enhancement within the manufacturing department
• Develop new mold processes
• Involved in daily Production process & tooling issue investigation and correction
• Troubleshoot and solve problems on molds, molding machines, LSR delivery systems, robotics and automation efficiently
• Contact customers, deal with related issues for on-going Projects
• Main interface to core suppliers like tool maker, machine supplier, etc.
• Developed several processes in a customer oriented and efficient matter, including automation and robotics
• Key person for the 2 component (Silicone-Plastic/Silicone-Silicone) projects technical and managerial
• Maintaining production processes for their best performance
• Reducing scrap and improving production by implementation in process vision systems
• Cycle time reductions by improving process, tooling and automation
• Continues improvements for several manufacturing processes
Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: Undisclosed (Plastic injection molder in Switzerland) Title: Plastic Technologist Department: Responsibilities: • Development of new processes, molds and equipment
• Material testing for process development and internal lab
• Manufacturing of testing bars for lab (Tensile bar, shore pads, etc.)
• Training of new apprentice (theoretical and practical)

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to 2004 Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: Development of new processes, molds and equipment / material testing for process development and internal lab.
Years: 2004 to 2012 Country / Region: Canada Summary: Supporting the start up of an LSR Manufacturing & technical lead for process and project development on the production floor.
Years: 2012 to Present Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: Project Development for new LSR and 2-shot/2K programs including customer support on DfM to improve cost and quality of LSR and 2K/2-shot parts.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Guest-Speaker at the following Seminars Symposiums:

201x: VDI Symposium Germany
201x: LSR Symposium Anaheim CA
201x: Pharmapack
202x: Healthcare Elastomers Virtual Edition

Also several 'Company-internal' presentations on LSR, 2-shot, and Engineering specific subjects.
Vendor Selection
Based on client and project requirements, Expert has successfully solicited for selected vendors for raw materials, equipment, auxiliary equipment, tooling and machining services, and automation software.

IMM Equipment:
Arburg, Engel, Krauss Maffei, Demag, Sodick

LIM Dosing Equipment:
2KM, DOPAG, Nexus, ELMET

Mold:
misc. employee self-developed tooling systems, ELMET, Roembke Mfg. & Design

Raw Material:
Wacker, Momentive, ShinEtsu Silicones, Dow Corning, Bluestar

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Native Language
English 2nd Native Language

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