Milacron-Roboshot Driving Career Development at Beaumont’s American Injection Molding Institute
Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion (Milacron) empowers career development in the plastics industry by delivering a Milacron-FANUC Roboshot, fully integrated with iMFLUX technologies, to the American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute.
Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion (Milacron) empowers career development in the plastics industry by delivering a 55-ton Milacron-FANUC Roboshot that is fully integrated with iMFLUX technologies to the American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute.
The Roboshot excels in its resilience to handle many injection molding applications. The industry-standard-setting technology found in the Roboshot all-electric injection molding machine is a direct result of years of partnership and insight between Milacron and FANUC.
Integrating iMFLUX technology into machine controls is a more economical route to faster cycles and advanced part quality. iMFLUX offers quality benefits through improved balancing of high-cavitation molds, such as caps, closures, and consumer product applications. Additional benefits can be attributed to iMFLUX capabilities in recognizing a change in melt viscosity and adjusted filling to maintain consistent low pressure while achieving consistent part weights.
AIM offers a variety of courses for beginner injection molders through high-level experienced processors. AIM teaches that, regardless of job function in our industry, it is critical to understand all four disciplines in the injection molding process: plastic materials, mold design, injection molding processing, and part design; and how each of these components affects the final part. Their Molders’ Series curriculum is designed for processors of all experience levels and has the potential to benefits hundreds of students each year. Students can enter the series at the level appropriate to their current experience and exit when they have achieved their desired knowledge and skills.
This machine will benefit multiple courses offered through AIM. It will further the AIM Institute partnership with iMFLUX, a wholly-owned subsidiary of P&G, to provide training on their proprietary process control technology. Classes held at AIM’s headquarters in Erie, PA include Introduction to iMFLUX and Applied iMFLUX processing. Students that complete both courses have the ability and intelligence to set up and adjust an iMFLUX process, as well as the skills to convert a conventional molding process to one utilizing iMFLUX.
Milacron shares this commitment to pioneer new developments and solve complex gaps in the plastics industry. The partnership between Milacron and AIM is critical to conduct new research and techniques for methods in parts processing and manufacturing. This analysis will be distributed amongst AIM graduates, but also to leaders in the industry on how to reform plastics processing.
A Series of International Standards for Quality Management and Quality Assurance
Studying, analyzing, and forecasting the North American moldmaking industry for the past 20 years has taught me a lot. It has deepened my understanding of things such as innovation, initiative and industriousness. But the most important thing I have learned, is the meaning of “competition.”
Mold cooling is the single most important factor in terms of mold productivity. Mold cooling improvements will influence cycle time and part quality - both of which will directly impact profitability.