The starting point of any project is listening which translates into a thorough analysis of the product, production process, needs and critical issues. The analysis, combined with the specialised and cross-industry know-how of Meccanostampi, allows the project to be developed in close collaboration with the customer. This first phase involves various skills and points of view in order to provide a complete and detailed scenario. A good level of cooperation is the key to success in identifying innovative elements. Meccanostampi takes care of every detail through scrupulous control of every phase: from design to finished product delivery.
The Meccanostampi technical department has over 50 years of experience and is continuously updated thanks to constant training on latest generation technologies. A highly-skilled team of professionals able to develop even the most difficult projects, sometimes finding unthinkable solutions. The projects analysed have one goal only: obtain excellent performance at a competitive cost and "with zero waste". Meccanostampi is able to offer solutions to even the most complex needs. Mastery of the complete process allows continuous evolution and optimisation of design approaches, building on the experience acquired over the years on products in various industries. Ongoing training in the use of latest generation software, such as Catia 5 for solid modelling and Moldflow for simulation of the injection flow, always ensures the best possible results.
The construction of injection moulds for plastics is one of the most delicate phases of the entire production process. Once this activity was mainly connected with manual ability but, over the years, things have changed significantly, keeping the delicacy of the human touch in the crucial phase of mould assembly, but taking advantage -for the construction phases - of increasingly effective and efficient high technology production systems. Toady, in fact, Meccanostampi combines the traditional manufacturing approach with a highly automated production area with robotic machining centers, capable of combining milling and EDM managed by feed robots that also allow automatic verification activities with in line measurement systems, able to provide precise confirmation of conformity of the machining performed. The possibility of unmanned operation at night and during weekends allows lead times to be reduced, thus ensuring our customers the best product in the shortest time possible. Autonomy in directly managing preventative maintenance, or any mould changes, allows timely response to changing customer requirements and the guarantee for the customer of long equipment life.
Meccanostampi is able to satisfy the most demanding supply programmes proposed. The high flexibility offered is possible thanks to a machine fleet of over 140 cutting-edge injection moulds (vertical, horizontal, mono and bi-component) with a tonnage ranging from 40 to 500 tonnes. All moulds have three dimensional or anthropomorphic robots to respond to the most challenging insert or moulded part handling requirements, increasing over the years the level of efficiency and accuracy of its work stations. There are 4 production departments and production is active 24 hours a day, thus making it possible to produce large volumes with very high quality standards, thanks to rigorous Process Control methods, entrusted directly to operators using modern injection moulding machine control systems and measurement and data storage systems connected directly to the corporate IT structure, or with automatic systems directly in the production line through advanced control systems that check 100% of the most critical characteristics in order to ensure conformity of the final product. The process of measuring samples from new moulds in order to obtain approval has a dedicated and very efficient structure that uses 3D probe, optical or 3D optical scanning measurement systems for rapid verification of sample characteristics compared to the 3D reference model. As regards mass production, Meccanostampi can perform frequent and punctual split deliveries, in line with the current approach of reducing inventories and lead times, for full integration in customer production flows, wherever they may be. The skills developed over the years have made it possible to implement complex components or even sub-assemblies which incorporate metal elements and various thermoplastic resins, including the most innovative technopolymers that allow, within the scope of so-called “metal replacement”, the development of very technical parts, capable of replacing elements traditionally made of steel or light alloys.
The market trend is to procure pre-assembled components that already constitute a sub-assembly to be assembled directly on the customer's production line. For this reason, Meccanostampi has an in-house assembly department that uses various and even fully automatic technologies, such as ultrasonic welding, or mechanical systems. Through collaboration with external suppliers, Meccanostampi also takes care of any surface finishing such as painting, screen printing or pad printing.