Westfall Technik's Mold Craft Tech Center Adds Micro Molding Machine
Westfall Technik's Mold Craft Tech Center has added a MHS M3 Micro Molding Machine to its wide array of micro molding capabilities.
Westfall Technik's Mold Craft Tech Center has added a MHS M3 Micro Molding Machine to its wide array of micro molding capabilities. The M3 is a dedicated micro injection molding machine capable of producing small, direct gated plastic parts on a large scale. The electro-pneumatic molding cell delivers both high volume and low volume production capabilities that require extreme precision, quality, speed and flexibility.
The M3 offers all the advantages of direct valve gate hot runner technology. Eliminating cold runners improves part quality, speeds up cycle times and reduces waste in the form of scrap runner material. This results in substantial savings especially when molding highly valuable plastics such as PEEK or bioabsorbables.
The improved accuracy of the high pressure ISOKOR injection process improves the part quality and consistency of each part. The machine has a substantially lower melt residence time than conventional solutions and therefore protects against plastic degradation in conventional hot runners, one of the biggest problems in micro molding. Micro injection molding in the MHS M3 is very different from conventional molding. Highlights include faster cycle times for small parts, high production outputs of up to 60 million direct gated plastic parts per year, cost effective prototype molding and low volume molding, ability to produce two different part designs with each shot, each with different part weights and integrated automation robot with vision system.
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