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Case Studies

Spotlight on - MOLD AND TOOL COMPANY’S OPTIMIZED TOOL AND DIE

Save Money With Measurement? “Measuring costs money, it doesn’t save money.” This is the view of most Mold and Tool Makers because the traditional methods are done after the part is made. Which brings to mind the old adage—“Measure twice, cut once.” Here’s how one company is turning the accepted norm into competitive advantage.

The Problem:

Current tooling Process is non-optimum and costly

Mold and Tool Makers know the problems well - When a part or component is produced from new tooling it is very rare that it is perfectly correct. Even when that component is produced exactly according to the engineered drawing requirements imperfection can be expected. This means losses, delays and multiple correction iterations. Worse than that traditional options are all done after the component is made, that is very costly. F. & G. Hachtel GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-sized, German, injection-molding company with its own tool and die making operations looking to a solution to mitigate these “normal” time delays and subsequent losses in time and money. Read More

 

Spotlight on - LEADING PLASTICS COMPANY TESTING PROGRAM

CHALLENGE: SKZ, a leading German plastics research, testing and training center needed a non-destructive and highly accurate testing method for plastic composite parts used in automotive, furniture and construction applications.

SOLUTION: Using WENZEL’s exaCT® Computed Tomography systems they’ve developed a holistic testing process for determining material and joining method quality for diverse plastic and composite parts.

Testing of welded joints on fiber composite parts

The German plastics research, testing and training center, SKZ, takes a leading role for the industry in the development of new fiber-reinforced materials. SKZ not only uses state-of-the-art manufacturing methods, but also new technologies in the field of metrology and testing. For different problems and quality analysis two exaCT computed tomography systems from WENZEL are in use. Read More

 

Spotlight on - METROLOGY NEEDS OF LARGE CRANE MANUFACTURER

Challenge Liebherr Werk Bieberach, GmbH is a German manufacturer of large construction cranes. Their needs are unique to say the least. The sheer size of the cranes means metrology machines for gears and bearings that may be as big as 20 feet. This is not an off the shelf CMM, this requires innovative thinking and expert custom engineering and manufacturing.

SOLUTION WENZEL designed and built a special CMM machine that combined their standard components and proven dual-arm measuring technology with the precision air bearing mechanics of the WENZEL WGT series of Gear Checkers.  The inspection machine is capable of inspecting bearings and ring gears up to 6000mm (19.68 ft) diameter. Read More


 

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Wenzel America, Ltd.
28700 Beck Rd.
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone 248.295.4300