ERIE – Micro Mold Co., Inc. & Plastikos Inc. announced a major renovation that is currently under way at Micro Mold. Once completed, a brand-new Mori-Seiki 5-axis CNC milling center will be installed coupled with a System 3R Workmaster robot to create a highly-automated and highly-efficient workcell.
Company representatives say this capital investment will significantly reduce changeover time and resources, compared to a traditional 3-axis machining center. Moreover, this capital investment will further enhance Micro Mold’s hard-milling capabilities, which will also play a key role to further improve overall production efficiencies that will translate into reduced lead times for precision mold manufacturing services. Once completed, the new automated workcell will represent the single largest capital investment in the company’s history.
Currently, Micro Mold is in the implementation stage of the project. The installation of the 5-axis CNC machining center and 3R robotic system is scheduled to be completed in June 2016.
“Micro Mold views our investment in cutting-edge technology as critical to staying competitive in the precision mold building industry. We feel that this investment is just one step towards fulfilling our vision of continuous innovation through technology advancement,” stated Ryan Katen, Micro Mold’s general manager.
In conjunction with Micro Mold’s new 5-axis CNC machining center, Plastikos also recently completed its own large-scale investment in automation and high-speed robotic centers throughout its injection molding production facility. That project was completed in November 2015.
Micro Mold & Plastikos specialize in precision mold design & fabrication as well as tight-tolerance custom injection molding. For more information, visit http://www.plastikoserie.com.