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Elise Harrington
By Elise Harrington
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 00:00

Elite Plastics will be exhibiting at upcoming tradeshows! If you will be attending any of the upcoming shows, be sure to stop by Elite Plastics’ booth to learn about our latest projects and technologies!

Del Mar Electronics & Design Show (DMEDS) – Booth 662: May 6 – 7, 2015 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA

Visit Elite Plastics and GM Nameplate at the DMEDS to learn about the latest trends in the electronics manufacturing industry. At the show, members of Elite Plastics will be sharing our latest samples and capabilities.

SID Display Week – Booth 1732: June 2 – 4, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA

Front panel integration is a growing capability that Elite Plastics serves, producing plastic housings for a number of integrated display assemblies. At the Society of Information Display’s “Display Week”, the GMN team will showcase its latest projects and share manufacturing trends and new technologies.

MD&M East – Booth 2044: June 9 – 11, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

The Medical Design and Manufacturing East expo is the largest east coast medical device show. Experts from Elite Plastics and GMN will be exhibiting GMN’s newest medical device products and capabilities.

We hope to see you at some of our upcoming tradeshows!

Dan Thurmond
By Dan Thurmond
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:39

Every 6 months, Elite Plastics conducts a customer satisfaction survey to evaluate our customers’ satisfaction in their experience working with Elite Plastics. It is also necessary to maintain our quality system requirements. The survey is made up of a series of ranking/multiple choice and short answer questions related to varying parts of their experience – quality, value, customer service, and more.

We’ve just finished reviewing the last survey we conducted and are pleased to report that the majority of our customers are happy with their overall experience and would recommend working with us. In the last 15 customer surveys more than 92% of respondents said that they would recommend working with us. Customers also pointed out areas that have improved – manufacturing and industry expertise; sales people responsiveness, expertise, communication, and overall experience; and overall experience working with new product managers and account managers.

In addition to identifying strengths and successes within our manufacturing and customer service, the survey also revealed areas in need of improvement. We continually strive to improve every aspect of our business and have been making efforts to improve our customer service, manufacturing expertise, and quality.

The customer survey also included a section on industry trends. We asked respondents to indicate to which degree they agree with trends we’ve noticed in the industry. The respondents confirmed the following trends:

  • Increasing integration of touch technology into product user interfaces (glass interface)
  • Growing dependence on suppliers for engineering and design support as experts within our specialized field
  • Suppliers who can offer multiple products are valued

Looking toward the future, we are excited to see that we continue to be on track with industry trends and customer satisfaction. We will continue to evaluate customer satisfaction and industry trends, as we continue to improve everything we do.

Chris Passanante
By Chris Passanante
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 12:18

On the GM Nameplate blog a slide share was just posted with examples of GMN work in the medical industry. Many of the parts feature plastic components that were molded and customized at the Elite Plastics division of GM Nameplate.

With the upcoming 2014 Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M West) tradeshow in Anaheim now is a great time to check out some of our past work in the medical industry. You can view the slideshare below or on our GM Nameplate blog.


Bruce Wold
By Bruce Wold
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 13:43

Many people are familiar with the quality management process IQ, OQ, PQ, which I discussed in my last blog post, IQ, OQ, PQ in plastics manufacturing.  However, there is another important step, DQ, which ensures that the project or program is viable from the start.    

DQ or design qualification is the first step in process qualification that we perform.  During our DQ phase at Elite Plastics, we start with a kick-off meeting where the team spearheading the project introduces the opportunity.  Be it plastic decorating, elastomer compression molding or plastic injection molding, this allows all parties to get familiar with the project.  This is generally a short 15 minute meeting describing the basic outline and scope of the project.  Following the kick-off meeting there will be a variety of design reviews that include:

  • Tool design review
  • Tolerance review and print review
  • Secondary operation reviews

Based on these review’s, the team will meet again and perform a risk assessment outlining any high risk areas will need to be addressed.  After all of this information has been generated and documented, we can create a list of deliverables that is signed off prior to production launch.

Cynthia Schulte
By Cynthia Schulte
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 16:10

IQ OQ PQ is the new product introduction procedure used at Elite Plastics.  Bruce Wold, Engineering Manager at Elite Plastics, walks you through the process in this short video.