Dymax Corporation - Visionary Inventor
Founded by Andrew and Clai Bachmann in 1980, Dymax is a leading manufacturer of advanced light-curable adhesives, coatings, oligomers, light-curing equipment, and fluid dispense systems that work together to optimize assembly processes. The products manufactured by Dymax provide design engineers with tools to dramatically improve manufacturing efficiency and lower their costs. Dymax serves the needs of the medical, electronic, optical, aerospace, automotive, appliance, metal finishing, and alternative energy markets worldwide. Dymax employs more than 369 people worldwide and owns over 30 technology patents. Dymax’s corporate headquarters are in Torrington with additional facilities in Germany, China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Singapore.
What do you wish young children were learning about and practicing?
The scientific method. It is important for people to not only understand what we know, but why we know it. The principles behind scientific inquiry are best learned at an early age.
Why it is important for young children to learn about science and technology?
An understanding of how nature and technology works is important for critical thinking and informed decision making. Even if one does not end up working in a STEM field, an understanding of science and technology helps one to be successful and think critically.
What advice would you give to parents to help prepare their children for careers in the technology field?
To encourage them to ask questions and teach them how to find answers.
How do you see play as an inspiration for children to learn?
That they have no limits, if they can think it, they can create it
What skills can young children learn that will prepare them for jobs in STEM fields?
Reading comprehension is particularly important here as is learning how to put mathematics to practical use.
What makes you a WonderMaker?
Dymax is creating new technologies all the time, sometimes through chemistry, sometimes through engineering, we are always on the hunt for that next problem to solve.
What would you like to convey through your display at The Summer Fete?
Science and technology are at the core of our business here in Torrington, and you don’t have to leave the Torrington the area to find a global organization that is on the forefront of technology.