High-precision Mold Industry
If various industries need mass production and reduce production costs, molds can be said to be one of the key parts that most manufacturing industries must rely on in the production process. Since mold quality directly affects product quality, the technical threshold for mold manufacturing is quite high. Nowadays, the market has stricter requirements for product accuracy. The mold industry is also facing the challenge of industrial transformation and upgrading, and the development of smart manufacturing is inevitable.
Mold is known as the "mom of industry." Although it is a traditional industry, it was difficult to jump into the eyes of the public before. Mold is a tool that can produce parts with certain shape and size requirements. It can be said that all kinds of products in life today are shaped by molds. The mold industry is an indispensable basic tool for industrial production. At present, the overall output value of Taiwan mold industry is about NT$52 billion, mainly for the domestic market. The Metal Industry Research and Development Center pointed out that based on the current market demand, optics and automobiles are the majority in Taiwan, followed by transmission and 3C industries. However, most of the current 3C industries have moved to mainland China.
However, the mold industry is now facing the challenge of industrial transformation and upgrading. The shape of the mold is complex. Some products have a combination of different curved surfaces. They have high requirements for structural strength, rigidity, surface hardness and machining accuracy. The dimensional accuracy of some precision molds often reaches the μm level, so the mold The quality of products often directly affects product quality, cost and new product development.
The mold industry is a precision manufacturing industry that requires a lot of technology. Its technical level is quite high. The design and manufacture of molds and the improvement of the yield rate all rely on experienced teachers. However, the talent gap is generally one of the difficulties faced by the manufacturing industry today. First, coupled with the high technical barriers, young people are easily unable to handle the pressure and naturally lack people.
Secondly, because mold quality directly affects product quality, under the development of precision optics, next-generation automotive electronics, biotechnology and medical industry, in response to the improvement of product accuracy, the high precision requirements of molds are not a problem, and should be manufactured. The industry accepts foreign orders and faces pressure to shorten the delivery time, which is equally dire for the upstream mold industry.
The market demand changes, and the industry is actively moving towards smart development is the consensus of the manufacturing industry, as is the mold industry. To meet the high precision requirements of molds, the current mold industry can conduct real-time monitoring of process parameters, equipment status and other information during the processing process, and use parameter feedback analysis to achieve correction and compensation at the same time, to more accurately grasp the production quality during processing. rate. The approach is like using smart monitoring and precise control, which can transfer the technical pressure that young people cannot bear to smart machines. The mold industry has advanced technology, and at this stage, there are still certain challenges to achieve independent adjustment through parameter feedback analysis.
Also, in the later stage of product molding, it has been gradually developed. Sensors on the mold can be used to simultaneously monitor important parameters such as pressure and speed. This is different from the previous parameter settings of injection molding machines or punch molding machines. The smart mold of the tester can make the monitoring of the processing process closer to the actual situation.