Testimonials 1Smiths Medical North America 6250 Shier Rings Road Dublin, OH 43016 T: 614 889 2220 F: 614 793 2106 www.smiths-medical.com
To: Mike Zalipski, ZIPPS LLC
Date: March 21 2012
Smiths Medical has been using ZIPPS LLC for an array of services since 2006. I approached Mike and his team in 2006 for some technical training for my process technicians. Mike asked what results I would like to see from the training and crafted a specialized schedule and training plan unique to my needs based on staff knowledge, product, machine types, materials used, etc. The training was executed over a 7 week period and was showing results immediately. The more in depth the training got, the more interested my staff became. Soon they were answering their own questions with the knowledge learned in the class. Today my staff takes a much more systematic approach to all issues in the molding room. We no longer have or will accept “button pushing” as a means to solve an issue. I am in the process of developing the next round of training I would like Mike to teach geared towards cavity pressure and graph interpretation.
Mike has also assisted me in successfully implementing cavity pressure here at Smiths Medical. We started with a simple three gang body plate which was outfitted with sensors years ago but never utilized. With this mold we were able to prove with data to my management team the part weight savings, cycle time savings, and part containment abilities of cavity pressure and scientific molding. Today we have 5 production molds running the technology and have had great success. Each time we start these molds we match the templates created during validation. The technicians are beginning to use this as a tool to prove their process is stable before asking for the tooling room to perform maintenance and are using it as a tool to prove to maintenance that the machine is not responding the same as when the tool was validated.
All of us here have much to learn and with Mike and his staffs help we are learning everyday. Mike, feel free to use me as a reference to anyone considering your services. My staff and I believe in what you teach because it’s all in front of us in data.
Regards,James Lipps Senior Plastics Engineer Smiths Medical