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 Offers Compact Footprint but Large Work Envelope
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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.

Adding Value with Robotics
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A robot may not directly make the final part, but it can add value to the overall process, if its use is properly planned and executed.

The Data-Driven Operation
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Manufacturing is a team effort involving suppliers, tool shops and customers throughout the world collaborating and sharing project data.

Flexibility, Low Overhead Seed Sustainable Success
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Robotics, cross-training and efficient use of available floorspace help this shop adapt to the ebb and flow of business.

Adopting a Production Mindset
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An HMC with a pallet changer and modular fixturing system has streamlined job changeovers at this Tier 2 automotive toolmaker.

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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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