AUTOMATION

Diversification and Departmentalization Drive Growth for Wisconsin Mold Builder

New ownership at Innovation Mold & Design (IMD) grows the company by investment in technology that serves a departmentalization and diversification, business model.
#profile #leadership

Coolant Monitoring System Combines Cloud-Based Platform, Plug & Play for Maximum Monitoring Flexibility

Liquidtool Systems’ Liquidtool Manager and its associated sensor enable users to take reliable, regular measurements with minimal effort, with secure access to all current and historical measurement data.

FANUC America Launches CRX Cobot Website

Newly launched e-Learning website educates manufacturers and industry about FANUC’s CRX collaborative robot to get customers and employees up to speed.
#industry40 #education

Integrated Manufacturing System Connects Process Platforms, Streamlines Cutting Tool Production

ANCA’s AIMS uses smart automation and IT integration to connect tool production processes and systems for maximized productivity and end-to-end tool manufacturing.
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Siemens, Stratasys Partner to Incorporate Additive Manufacturing into Volume Production

The formal partnership aims to strengthen and expand the benefits of 3D printing in manufacturing value chain, with the aerospace, automotive and tooling industries expected to benefit first.
#3dprinting

Next Generation Goes Go-Pro during COVID-19 to Advance Shop Technology

The coronavirus doesn’t stop two next-generation professionals from implementing new five-axis machining cell technology at Electroform.  
#fiveaxis

FANUC, Plus One Robotics Deliver Automation Solutions for E-Commerce Fulfillment

The flexible robotic fulfillment technology incorporates a FANUC robot and Plus One’s AI-powered PickOne perception system to help customers tackle the relentless demands of the logistics environment.

FMS Load Handler Targets Machine Tools Without Automatic Pallet Changers

The DMC-APC from Fastems can be configured into an FMS and load machine tools directly and act as an automatic pallet changer. Improved speed, machine tool utilization and reduced cost. 

December Technology Roundup: Digital-Only

MMT presents a compilation of digital-only new/proven product content. Hot runners, machining, automation and software categories can be found below. 

Inspection Manager Software Enhances Collaboration and Automation

High QA’s updated Inspection Manager (IM) software features next level Quality 4.0 standards, increased automation and enhanced workflows.

VIDEOS

PODCAST: A Campus and Culture of Capabilities and Solutions

MGS Mfg Group Business Development Managers Mark Ypsilantis and Brad Bollech did not hide their passion for mold manufacturing, their commitment to the next generation workforce and their experience with the campus of capabilities that is MGS Mfg Group during our Manufacturing Alliance Podcast.

CNC Machining Cell with Robot Elevates Production and Savings

Cooper Tires speeds tire-mold production with advanced CNC machining and automation technologies.

Innovation Abounds at NPE2018

Here is a review of some notable moldmaking innovations and advancements on display at NPE2018.

Mobile, Collaborative Robot Increases Shop Capacity

Robotic company, Acieta, presents its FastLOAD CX1000 cobot which prevents shop equipment sitting idle with a quicker setup and maintains a more flexible task handling.

Achieving Flexible Capacity with Automation

This high-mix, low-volume manufacturer embarked on a year and a half program to introduce robotics to its manufacturing process.

Cobot Software Update Adds and Improves Operational Features

The line of 0B7 collaborative robots from Absolute Machine Tools’ partner Productive Robotics have been enhanced with 50 additional operational and ease-of-use features.
#industry40

Using the Right Technology at the Right Time and in the Right Way

Michigan mold and die maker puts its engineering expertise to work for each customer.

Five-Axis Hard Milling Improves Electrode Accuracy

Fully automated, high-speed hard milling centers saved moldmaker time, money, handwork, allowed wider-range of EDM burns to be achieved.

How to Design and Analyze the Right Clamping System

The use of innovative clamping systems to optimize the moldmaking production process requires consideration of five factors based on Industry 4.0 principles.