This prototype cell includes 12 machining centers and an enclosed CMM inspection room. (Photo credit: StackTeck)

Injection Molding

StackTeck adds multiple machines to dedicated prototyping and pilot mold cell

1:10 min Injection moulding systems
Brampton, Canada

StackTeck Systems Ltd., a global manufacturer of multi-cavity, high-volume production molds, has added multiple new machines in the last 6 months to increase productivity in their dedicated space to develop prototype and pilot molds.

In 2018 alone, $1.5 million dollars have been spent in equipment for the development of prototypes, including 7 pieces of new equipment such as advanced technology close tolerance milling and turning machines, universal grinders, 3 and 5 Axis mills. The cell also has CAM programing where no 2D drawings are required and is able to develop prototype molds in an average of 3 to 6 weeks depending on the complexity of the plastic part.

This pilot cell offers flexibility regarding effect on speed and cost to custom tailor the mold design and prototype mold materials to suit project needs, including number of samples needed, accuracy, shrinkage and cycle time.

In addition, StackTeck offers its existing prototyping mold bases for typical packaging items such as lids, containers or tamper evident closures among others.

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