MMT ZONE: Automation

TRIM parts Early Collaboration, Part Design Involvement Key to Global Growth in Packaging

This mold manufacturer has achieved success by partnering with manufacturers in the packaging and closure markets on innovative plastic part designs—not simply providing a mold quote.

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The Digital Office: Improving Efficiency and Productivity in Your Back Office

Simple and affordable document management solutions that can have a powerful impact on your shop’s bottom line.

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Robot Automation Adds to HMC Functionality
MoldMaking Technology

At this year’s EMO event, Handtmann A-Punkt Automation GmbH will present a robot-based automation solution for its HBZ Trunnion 80 five-axis horizontal machining center.

CAM Automation is a Process, not a Goal
MoldMaking Technology

Automated NC programming requires a strategy to yield improved productivity, quality and consistency.

Considerations for Assessing Robotics Requirements
MoldMaking Technology

Knowledge of part de-molding, end-of-arm tooling construction, part defects caused by the mold-robot interface and available automation options is key for suppliers looking to add greater value.

Rethink Moldmaking with Digital Tool Knowledge
MoldMaking Technology

Connecting digitized tool data with CAD/CAM, presetting, production and automated inventory control offers real-world productivity gains.

Robot Offers Compact Footprint but Large Work Envelope
MoldMaking Technology

The IRB 1200 from ABB Robotics features a compact footprint but a large work envelope, offering flexibility, ease of use and short cycle times for a range of material-handling, machine-tending and small-parts-assembly applications.

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Integrating automation technologies and strategies is key for improving overall mold manufacturing operations. Challenges and solutions for achieving a level of lights-out machining/ unattended operations are met via the use of a variety of automation options including, robots, work cells, tool management and software.

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