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Weiss-Aug nabs 2nd Medtronic supplier award in 2 years

Medtronic recently recognized Weiss-Aug as one of the top 12 suppliers from its 48,000 worldwide vendor base for the second year in a row.

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A manufacturer of precision metal stamping, insert molding and assembly, Weiss-Aug has collaborated for more than 25 years with R&D teams at Medtronic’s Boulder, Colo. and North Haven, Conn. locations on the development and manufacture of surgical instrument components and sub-assemblies.

“Weiss-Aug is proud to be recognized by Medtronic with this ‘Supplier Excellence’ award,” said Elisabeth Weissenrieder-Bennis, EVP for surgical products and Weiss-Aug Mexico, in a  prepared statement. “We continue to focus on improving its R&D capabilities, work to implement new technologies that reduce our time to market and always strive to provide Medtronic with the best quality products.”

The company received the award during a conference Nov. 6-7 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Criteria for the award included a commitment to innovation, service, quality and value. In previous years, Weiss-Aug supported the development and launch of numerous sophisticated sub-assembly projects for Medtronic, totaling more than 30 discrete components.

The strategic partnership with Medtronic started in 1990. Both companies have grown tremendously and changed in the past two decades. In the past three years alone, Weiss-Aug has launched a plant in Monterrey, Mexico to better support the strategic needs of Medtronic, and invested in new technologies for machining, metal stamping, secondary processing and insert molding.

Weiss-Aug’s surgical products division just expanded its prototyping capabilities by installing best-in-class laser cutting and etching technology. Its new laser lab center optimizes prototype fabrication and supports low-volume production programs, the company said.

Source: Medical Design and Outsourcing

Author: Nancy Crotti

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From Concept to Production with The Weiss-Aug Group - Visit our booth during MD&M Minneapolis show

The Weiss-Aug Group is thrilled to be exhibiting at the Medical Design &Manufacturing (MD&M) show in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 31st-November 1st (booth #1237). 

 

This year the Weiss-Aug Group will be showcasing a wide scope of in-house capabilities used to implement successful medical component programs, all completed from napkin sketch to production.  

The Weiss-Aug Group provides customers from a concept through prototype development to highly sophisticated surgical components. New projects are managed from early stages with focus on design for manufacturing, materials, process efficiency and repeatability. Initial concept development and prototype production is fulfilled by use of the latest equipment and technology.  CAD models are used with CNC equipment, 3D printers and high-speed laser cutting/etching equipment to drastically reduce time to market. 

 

The Surgical Products Division of the Weiss-Aug Group delivers surgical product innovations, while employing the latest technologies for laparoscopic and endoscopic applications. Leading the industry for over 45 years, the Weiss-Aug Group has extensive experience in the development and production of a wide variety of customized medical device components, as well as sub-assemblies, including: General Surgical Instruments and Devices (Surgical Blades), Medical / Surgical Electronic Connectors, Forceps,  Specialty Instruments and Devices (Ophthalmic Surgical Blades, Ophthalmic Implant Devices), Endoscope Biopsy Devices, Diabetic Devices (Glucose Monitoring), Safety Products (Needle Safety Devices, IV Catheter Products). With specialized knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, The Surgical Products Division of The Weiss-Aug Group supports its customers with dedicated production lines for medical applications.

 

Visit our booth (#1237) and explore impactful medical solutions provided by The Weiss-Aug Group. With the promo code: Special 1237 you can get a FREE expo pass and 20% off conference pricing.

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Weiss-Aug Mexico Announces Successful Completion of ISO 9001:2015

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Weiss-Aug Mexico Announces Successful Completion of ISO 9001:2015

Weiss-Aug Mexico S. de RL. de C.V., a division of the Weiss-Aug Group, is pleased to announce the successful completion of ISO 9001:2015 certification through registrar Perry Johnson. The Weiss-Aug Group provides Automotive, Medical Device and Aerospace customers with custom manufacturing solutions for a wide range of products.

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Weiss-Aug Achieves 14001 Environmental Certification

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Weiss-Aug Achieves 14001 Environmental Certification

Weiss-Aug, a leading manufacturer of precision metal stamping, insert molding and assembly achieves an ISO 14001 Certification by the Environment Management System for operating a facility that complies with the requirements of ISO: 14001: 2004 and following the scope under the Environmental Management System.  This certification recognizes that Weiss-Aug operates at the highest standards by controlling risks associated with metal stamping, insert molding and assembly.

Benefits for implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS) in accordance with the ISO 14001 standards, include discovering areas for reduction in energy usage and other resource expenditures, reducing environmental liability and risk, and helping to maintain reliable compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.  Monitoring these incentives reward companies showing environmental leadership through certified compliance with an internationally recognized EMS standard.

Through the prevention of pollution, we benefit from regulatory initiatives by showing an environmental leadership role. We reduce our emissions through “green” products, including the use of solar panels which demonstrate our commitment to high-quality. 

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The Diemasters Join the Weiss-Aug Group

As of November 30, 2015, Weiss-Aug, a leading contract manufacturer of precision metal stamping, insert molding and assembly, announces an expansion of its global customer service capabilities, through its newly formed affiliation with The Diemasters Manufacturing, Inc.

The Diemasters Manufacturing, Inc., located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, has been committed to the quality craftsmanship of high precision products since 1948, specializing in metal stamping, fabrication, assembly and product design support. The company’s customer base spans across the globe and includes some of the most recognized brands serving a broad variety of markets.

The Diemasters’ holds a TS-16949 certification and is a four-time industry award winner in workforce development. The company received the 2012 “Metal-forming Pioneer Award” from the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) for their proprietary productivity system. Weiss-Aug and The Diemasters will collaborate on technology, product development and customer outreach to complement each other’s already impressive capabilities and valued relationships.

“We are committed to joining forces with strategic organizations that reflect our culture, enhance our global footprint, augment our talent and demonstrate a proven track record of servicing customers with the level of quality and professionalism that the Weiss-Aug reputation has been built upon. The Diemasters is a company with whom we have collaborated for years and we are excited to welcome them to our team”, states Dieter Weissenrieder, Owner and Founder of Weiss-Aug.

According to Virgil DeLay, President of The Diemasters, “Our team is incredibly excited to enter into this partnership with Weiss-Aug, which will enable us to reach a level of performance and customer service that we would not be able to achieve on our own.”

This new association with The Diemasters leads to a new alignment and structure among Weiss-Aug and its affiliates, which will be known as, The Weiss-Aug Group. Comprised of Weiss-Aug, JK Tool, and The Diemasters, The Weiss-Aug Group shares a common mission and set of core values among these affiliated companies.

The Weiss-Aug Group, comprised of Weiss-Aug, Weiss-Aug Surgical, JK Tool and The Diemasters is your contract manufacturing partner for innovative and technically sophisticated custom insert injection molding, precision metal stamping and integrated component assembly.

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JK Tool Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification

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JK Tool Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification

Apollo, PA – November 5, 2015 – JK Tool Inc., a provider of design, engineering, manufacturing and grooming of progressive stamping tools, precision machining and custom assembly capabilities, announced it had received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its manufacturing operations. Certification to ISO 9001 requires an accredited third party auditing organization to thoroughly review the company’s internal quality management system processes, to ensure that they are capable of consistently delivering products that meet customers’ needs and expectations.

Though recently certified, the ISO Quality Management System (QMS) Standard has been the basis for JK Tool’s internal QMS for a number of years, as many of its customers are in highly regulated industries, which require their own compliance to the standard.

About JK Tool
JK Tool & Die, Inc. was founded in 1980 to design and manufacture precision, high speed carbide progressive stamping tools & dies. In October 2013, JK Tool & Die became an independent affiliate to Weiss-Aug Co. Inc., and, the company’s name was changed to JK Tool, Inc.

Significant investments have been and continue to be made into JK Tool’s infrastructure, capabilities and capacities. JK Tool maintains our core focus on the Design, Engineering, Manufacturing and Grooming of Progressive Stamping Tools and Precision Machining and Custom Assembly of components for the automotive, oil and gas, medical and aerospace industries.

JK Tool Inc. is located in Apollo, PA, USA (30 miles Northeast of Pittsburgh, PA). We are situated on 5.5 acres with over 50,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space. Our infrastructure includes an on-site network server with remote backup and fire-walled drives to ensure our customer’s data is protected and secure. JK Tool’s shipping, receiving and material handling capabilities can accommodate small trucks to trailer loads. Our manufacturing centers are apportioned by technology to facilitate efficient process flow. JK Tool is currently ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified.

Read more about JK Tool on the corporate website www.jktoolinc.com.

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JK Tool Inc.
Phone: 724-339-1858

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Weiss-Aug Aquires JK Tool & Die

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Weiss-Aug Aquires JK Tool & Die

Weiss-Aug, a leading contract manufacturer of precision medical and automotive metal stamping, insert molding and assembly, announces the acquisition of JK Tool & Die located in Apollo, PA.

“We are pleased to add both the talented team members at JK Tool & Die and their expertise in producing complex stamping dies, short run stamping, EDM and machining,” says Dieter Weissenrieder, President and CEO of Weiss-Aug. “ With JK’s added capabilities and capacity, Weiss-Aug can better serve its customer base.

About Weiss-Aug

Weiss-Aug is your strategic partner for innovative and technically sophisticated plastic insert molding, precision medical and automotive metal stamping, and automated assembly solutions. We are ISO: 9001:2000, TS 16949:2009, and ISO 13485:2003 certified. Headquartered in East Hanover, NJ, Weiss-Aug has over 40 years of experience serving medical device, automotive and interconnect customers. For more information about our company, please visit our homepage.

About JK Tool & Die

JK Tool & Die provides engineering, machining, grinding, stamping and EDM services. Our experienced engineering staff and machine operators average over 20 years of experience. Over the past 33 years the company has designed, built and repaired thousands of tools.  For more information on JK Tool & Die, please visit www.jktoolinc.com

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Weiss-Aug's New Solar Panel System

As of Monday August 15th, Weiss-Aug's extensive solar system went live. This extensive installation includes 3 carport structures and 2 roof installations; one on the molding plant and one on the stamping plant. This effort is part of an ongoing green initiative for Weiss-Aug.

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Weiss-Aug Passes ISO:13485 Audit with Flying Colors

Weiss-Aug recently passed its ISO:13485 audit. The audit's results showed no major non conformances as well as no minor non conformances. This is an outstanding finding as there are usually some non conformance issues when audits are performed in many other cases. Positive comments were made regarding the depth and completeness of Weiss-Aug's quality system.

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