By: CHRISTINA M. FUGES
Editorial Director, MoldMaking Technology
COVID has made work a little more challenging but it is also teaching teams “to do things a little bit differently” so they can turn jobs around a lot faster. MMT Editorial Director Christina Fuges chatted with one Illinois mold builder and molder who did not take on PPE, but instead, focused on tooling for vials used to collect DNA for vaccine/antibody development.
Tri-Par Die & Mold Corp. has been doing work for the medical research industry for about 12 years, so the complexity and meaning of medical work is not lost on this team. However, when one of its West Coast customers dropped seven new molds on the team for making vials to collect DNA specifically to aid the development of a vaccine /antibody for the virus, they gladly accepted the challenge to deliver in 12 weeks.