Contract manufacturer Canon Virginia (yes, that Canon) used a webinar to introduce what it calls DFM2— Design for Manufacture and Design for Maintenance.
The Shuttle Mold system enables users to inject parts in two molds with a single injector, turning cooling time for one part into productive time for another.
Expanding more into medical product development and contract manufacturing, Canon Virginia finds success in projects that exploit the long-honed expertise of its parent company in areas like printing and imaging with demanding manufacturing requirements.
Online monitoring of existing systems and configuration and ordering of new molds were featured at K 2019, as were numerous advances in valve-gate controls.
Shuttle-mold system is one of several eye-popping innovations that Canon Virginia brought to NPE2018.
Multi-Mold System shuttles molds in and out to run two separate tools in one press simultaneously.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a supplier of cameras, printers, copiers, and fax machines, is now offering its expertise in making complex injection molds to other manufacturers.