Die/Mold Automation: Retool Your Business Processes to Compete in the Global Die/Mold Market
Common practice and misconceptions can lead mold, tool and die owners to conclude that automation offers few benefits to their businesses due to the demands for tight tolerances and one-off or small runs of complex 3-D shapes. It’s just the opposite - shops can realize significant gains in productivity and lower costs by adding processes that use the same planning and techniques for moving jobs through an automated system. In today’s competitive global marketplace, with pressures to improve quality and pricing without increasing investment in machines or labor, the time is right to consider taking a production approach.
Tool, die and mold shops add automation when they need to achieve these goals:
Substantially Improve machine utilization rates
Increase throughput without adding capital or labor
Reduce operating and product costs
Improve quality and reduce scrap
Compensate for skilled-labor shortage
Automation is the single best investment that fundamentally transforms the way mold, tool and die shops do business to compete globally, but one must understand what is involved before making the jump. This whitepaper helps you understand what you should consider when making the choice.