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Adding value upfront with DFM

For many types of engineered products, the sooner you can discover and solve design and manufacturability problems, the better. Nowhere is this more true than in plastic injection molding. High-quality molded parts require a perfect synergy between part design, mold design, and molding processes. That’s why New Berlin Plastics conducts a preliminary design for manufacturability…

NBP’s precision approach to traceability and recordkeeping

Traceability and recordkeeping are essential elements of modern plastic injection molding operations. Rigorous data collection and analysis ensure the molder can quickly respond to part quality issues by tracing root causes and taking steps to ensure they won’t happen again. The best possible scenario is a plastic injection molder that operates at this level of…

Knowledge management: A key element of NBP’s success

A variety of events during the last several years have transformed the workplace. The pandemic. The great resignation. Labor shortages. Supply chain issues. Knowledge management, which was once a less important concern, has now become critical. Companies that can capture, utilize, and improve upon their collective knowledge to improve their processes, training, and products have…

NBP earns an exceptional Z-score

Is New Berlin Plastics a safe place to put your injection molding work? Of course! But don’t take our word for it. Let the numbers speak for themselves:  Our Z-score of 5, recently calculated as part of a risk assessment for a major OEM customer, indicates that NBP is exceptionally financially stable. This popular formula…

Need to meet increased demand for your medical devices? We can help 

The medical device market is booming now. That’s a good thing, right? Not if you’re having trouble sourcing a larger volume of parts that are used in the equipment you sell.  Many North American injection molders have been experiencing capacity issues and are struggling to meet their customers’ needs. Others can’t hire enough workers to…

Medical device summit signals expanded NBP services

As part of its growth plans, New Berlin Plastics is making a major commitment to expand its plastic injection molding services to the medical device market.  To support this effort, two members of our business development staff recently participated in the Marcus Evans Medical Device Manufacturing & R&D Summit in Las Vegas. This invitation-only event…

It’s time to take a practical look at your extended supply chain

The global pandemic. Manufacturing shutdowns. The Texas superstorm. A sudden demand spike. Labor shortages. Shipping and transportation bottlenecks. The emergence of new COVID variants. The war in Ukraine. Lately, manufacturers have faced one disruption after another. When will things return to normal? Perhaps never, offers New Berlin Plastics Vice President of Sales Joseph Mechery. “It’s…

How NBP protects customers from supply chain risks

Disruptions from the pandemic, weather events, labor shortages, and warring nations have created a perfect storm of supply chain volatility for OEMs. But despite these challenges, New Berlin Plastics has continued to live its company value: “Find a way.” In recent months, prices have steadily risen and inventory has been low or non-existent for many…

Phu Tran: A lifetime of dedication to New Berlin Plastics

In this age of the Great Resignation, when people are quitting and changing jobs in record numbers, it’s hard to find people who have dedicated their working lives to one company.  Phu Tran, who has worked in a variety of roles at New Berlin Plastics for 45 years, is one of those dedicated souls. He…


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