Wynn Kintz joins David Larkin, senior professor at Hudson Valley Community College, for an interview by Ann Parillo, host of Schenectady Today.
Bottom line: the future of manufacturing in New York State’s Capital Region is in good hands.
Advanced Manufacturing Technology and HVCC – Segment on Schenectady Today with Guests: Wynn Kintz, CEO and David Larkin, AMT Program at HVCC
Wynn Kintz is the CEO of Kintz Plastics. Kintz Plastics is an award-winning, acknowledged frontrunner in the thermoforming industry for more than four decades. "At Kintz Plastics, we are committed to design and engineering excellence in our drive to exceed customer expectations. We team with our clients as active partners through every phase of product development to help them attain the highest quality parts and the shortest possible lead time. In brief, we provide our partners with engineering and design assistance to help reduce labor and material costs as well as speed the new products to market. The parts Kintz produces add value to a finished product by fitting seamlessly through integration and fit, durability, of course, affordability. Our engineering services encompass in-house mold design and fabrication, pre-production samples and product modification. Kintz works with clients to select the optimal processes and materials for each part. Although the evolution of a specific part differs to meet the unique needs of each customer, what follows is a typical part creation process." They are located in Howes Cave, NY.
David Larkin is the Senior Professor of the Automotive, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering Technologies at the Hudson Valley Community College. This program prepares graduates to achieve immediate employment working with many of today's local and regional high-tech manufacturing companies performing advanced machining processes that produce tooling and components used in the manufacture of everything from electronics and defense equipment to power generators and aerospace apparatus. Covering an array of areas relating to the field of precision metal, composite and plastic manufacturing, the student will learn basic and advanced principles in the operation of milling machines, lathes, grinders, band saws and drill presses, as well as using advanced Haas Automation computerized machine tools. Also, a wide variety of training in the use of quality assurance equipment is covered. Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) coursework/software is an integral part of the program, as is the instruction on the use of standard and advance tooling.
Organizations: Kintz Plastics and Hudson Valley Community College
Websites: www.kintz.com and https://www.hvcc.edu/catalog/programs/eit/amt.html