Dale Leopold

Dale Leopold, General Manger American Original Building Products LLC., has over 30 years of experience working in the Plastics Industry, holding technical and leadership positions in Prototyping, Tooling, Manufacturing, and Product development.

Recent Posts

Concurrent Engineering of Plastic Parts

Posted by Dale Leopold on Nov 19, 2015 9:46:39 AM

Two major impact areas for product development engineers.

Designing new products is a very tough job; there is so much to do and little time to make it happen. Speaking specifically about molded plastic parts, four critical areas usually blend together in successful product designs. The 3D part design, material selection, tool design / construction, and simulation /processing. If not impossible, it would be extremely difficult to find any one person who can do it all. This is why it is so important to have molding partners that can help share the weight of the new product development process.

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Topics: Injection Molding

5 Reasons Why Polypropylene Siding Is Better Than Vinyl Siding

Posted by Dale Leopold on Jan 13, 2015 3:50:43 PM

When I initially joined the building products industry in the year 1999 there were 30 + Manufacturers of Vinyl Siding…  Fast forward to today, and it’s now down to 9… mostly through consolidation. It remains the #1 Choice for exterior cladding across the US, primarily due to its low cost and maintenance freedom.  And it looks EXACTLY like it did in 1999, nothing has changed. 

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Topics: Injection Molding

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