At the Mumford Metal Casting headquarters, we have a robotics laboratory where equipment used throughout our locations are set up and configured, to ensure accuracy, efficiency allowing us to stay updated with changing technology. The latest technology including robotics in our fully automated die casting/machine cells allows us to be highly competitive on high-volume projects.
At Mumford Metal Casting we utilize automation in all of our high-production high-pressure die casting facilities achieving the benefits of both ergonomics and safety for our employees and also providing a stable, consistent and efficient manufacturing process.
At our Dowagiac, MI facility, we offer an automated cell that incorporates a machining process. This is unique in that the gates, runners and biscuit are left on the part, and the robot guides the parts though quench, drill/tap machining operation, and final trim to remove the gates, runners and biscuit. The automatic trim ejects the parts onto the table that delivers them to the operator to inspect and pack. This automated process is far more streamlined and efficient because only one operator is needed for the cast, machine, inspect and pack operation. This robotic, machined approach also provides a significant advantage in security. The parts cannot even reach the operator unless all the secondary operations beyond casting are completed, ensuring a higher quality result for our customer.
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Mumford Metal Casting utilizes EKKcapcast which is software that is both powerful and flexible, and capable of simulating every casting approach. The entire process, whether high-pressure die casting or gravity casting, can be simulated from start to finish. In die casting, complete runner systems can be designed, a stress analysis can be performed on the mold and casting, and even problematic flow patterns can be diagnosed. For sand casting, real-time observations of temperature on solidification patterns can be observed. Simulation can improve yields and reduce costs by helping avoid physical mold alterations. Development lead times can be reduced by fine tuning the design virtually before cutting the mold.
EKKcapcast simulation software provides superb benefits for: high-pressure die casting, low-pressure processes, semi-solid Thixomolding, permanent and semi-permanent molding, squeeze casting, green sand casting, hard sand casting, precision sand casting, centrifugal casting and structural investment casting.
All Mumford Metal Casting manufacturing facilities have 3D SOLIDWORKS® CAD capabilities. The powerful functionality of this platform can shorten product development time, helps reduce costs and contributes to improved quality which is another way that MMC maintains our commitment to the highest standards. The dedicated tools and workflows of SOLIDWORKS streamline the design from concept to manufactured product. Rapid design changes are easily made and visualized, from simple designs to complex configurations, keeping your ideal product on the desired timetable.