Computer Tomography is the process of taking thousands of 2D x-ray images over 360 degrees and reconstructing them in 3D. The scan resolution of this technology to 150 microns, allowing engineers to work within incredibly tight tolerances. CT scanning will streamline the engineering process for PRISM’s production of parts for fuel, steering and safety systems, improving our ability to quickly assess and resolve any issues related to:
“PRISM is at the forefront of designing complex, multi cavitation molds, and CT scanning will help us more quickly and effectively troubleshoot designs and get parts into production.” says PRISM Vice President Rod Bricker. “We’re one of only limited number of molders worldwide taking advantage of this technology.” When working with the tightest tolerances and most complicated cavitation, CT scanning allows our engineers to anticipate challenges and develop processes and the most effective and efficient solutions.
Plastics industry veteran Igor Marinic has worked under six different management teams in his 20+ year career, moving up from an operator to a process technician to a production supervisor. He has learned nearly every role in a production facility. This diversity gives him a unique perspective since coming to PRISM in early 2012. He appreciates the leadership team’s approach, and the commitment from everyone he works with to technology and smart processes. Starting at PRISM as the Chesterfield facility came online, he’s enjoyed the opportunity to work with the “Plastics is not boring. Everything is changing and technology is progressing, so it’s a great industry to keep learning,” Igor says. “I’ve worked at places that have no robots. Now, here at PRISM, we’re totally robotic. There is always a new challenge. It’s an industry with a future. That’s what keeps me in plastics.”
For the second year, PRISM Plastics worked with schools near its Michigan and Texas facilities to distribute 60 backpacks to kindergarten students from needy families. Each backpack was filled with necessary supplies for the school year, including spiral-bound notebooks, crayons, rulers, pencils, watercolor paints, markers, glue, scissors and construction paper and many more items. In total, PRISM donated $1,500 worth of backpacks and supplies, to students in the Marysville Public Schools and New Haven Elementary School in Michigan as well as Harlingen Elementary School in Texas. At each school, counselors determine the students in greatest need of the backpacks and distribute accordingly. PRISM works with a local partner, ForSports in Fort Gratiot, Mich. to secure the backpacks at an additional discount so the funds can provide more supplies.