Whether an established manufacturer or an individual with a new bright idea, Nortic is eager to see new products move from concept to a final part design, to production tooling and into the market place.
A NYSE manufacturer of medical devices wanted a spool very similar to those Nortic sells for monofilament fishing line. Dimensionally however, none of Nortic’s stock spools met their requirement. A simple enlargement of the existing design seemed feasible; maybe even a modification of an existing mold. After some discussion it was decided to build a new 4 cavity hot runner tool. An offshore source was chosen to lower the initial cost. The new mold met the customers production requirements, for unit cost, performance, and identification. At Nortic’s suggestion some plastic was removed to lower the weight/cost. The mold produced neatly 200,000 pieces in the first five months of use. The customer’s quality standards have resulted in an effort on Nortic’s part to commence its own ISO certification.
A retired police officer with, an extensive gun collection, had the idea that surplus military ammunition cans provided an airtight/watertight container and could be made more useful by adding an organizing tray, in fact, three stackable trays each divided into twelve compartments each. In this case a fabricated prototype was built. Nortic suggested some changes to the design, incorporating a “living hinge” handle (which was patented by the design holder) and a provision to enable each compartment size to be altered. A local tool designer and tool maker were chosen create the create the mold which would then produce the tens of thousands of these thus far.