Product development often begins with an idea and many hours of drawing and planning. When Mr. Chain’s drawings are complete we take them to local mold maker, American Die and Mold of Buckley, Michigan. We are all very excited when the finish mold is delivered to the shop and are very close to seeing the product itself. Foreman Rob Baker and Vice President Dennis Stacey run the first shot. There is always a lot to learn about a new mold. Most always, the temperature of the material needs to be adjusted. In some cases the mold will even go back to American Die and Mold a few times before we have the final version capable of producing superior products. As you can see from the series of pictures below of Mr. Chain’s Carabiner, the shots begin to look much better as adjustments are made. The product is now ready for distribution.