At the K2016 show last year, the largest plastics and rubber exhibition, held once every three years in Düsseldorf, Germany, iPlast 4.0 launched the Model Factory Cell (MFC).
iPlast 4.0 collaborated with CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D) and Taiwanese processor Free-Free Industrial Corp, also known as Felli, a manufacturer of acrylic household products bath ware, office products, 3C
accessories and pet products.
The Model Factory Cell is the way forward for Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing, and involves the designation of an advanced production cell as a test-bed and training cell for newly deployed technologies and techniques. Once it has been set up, it can be duplicated to bring the entire factory up to the same standards.
The MFC is being set up at Felli’s facility in Taiwan and it will be completed by the end of October 2017. CoreTech is providing the injection moulding simulation Moldex software.
iPlast 4.0’s scope of work, which involves providing training and consulting, includes:
- Product mapping and selection
- Cell design and layout
- Mould design engineering support
- Equipment selection and acceptance
- Training of application engineers
- Machine connectivity using iPlast 4.0’s SmartData software