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moldmakingtechnology.com 13 FOR MORE INFORMATION Arburg Inc. 860-667-6500 / arburg.us Zahoransky USA Inc. 630-507-9872 / zahoransky.com building and making this process as efficient as possible. Our expertise enables our customer to run the entire operation in-house from one manufacturing cell, often resulting in the reduction of injection-molding cycle time by having cooling towers and robots integrated right next to the mold, using any combination of our strategies to optimize the injection molding process. Often the customer can see a reduction in total product manufacturing cycle time (molding to assembly) by integrating an assembly process using end-of-arm tooling. For example, as cycle time is dependent on the size of the part that the customer is molding, we are able to take a razor body with a thick handle and reduce the cycle time by 15 seconds by using an integrated cooling tower and robot. Innovation is a reaction to customer needs that is combined with internal engineering and testing. In every way possible, we strive to create better ways to build molds that make 100-percent good products with a fully automated process that can run day in and day out. A great example of this kind of innovation is our Z.BLIZZARD needle syringe cell. The cell uses our Z.NFS (an automated needle housing and feed- ing system) to automate the feeding and bending of needles before they are inserted into an injection mold and over molded. We developed it, and it is standard for molding clear plastic vials using cyclic olefin copolymer (COP) and cyclic olefin copolymers (COC). In this case, 1-ml disposable syringes were being over-molded. A cell like this will give the customer 100-percent good parts that it can mold in a clean room and fill with drugs immediately off the press. To this day, we are the only com- pany in the world that has this tech- nology. Zahoransky has sold several of these systems to North American customers. Does Zahoransky have any plans to further expand its presence in the United States? Cummings: Yes, we just moved a German technician to our mold repair facility in Atlanta, Georgia. Soon, we would like to build our own mold shop and start building molds in the United States to support our growing North American customer base. See the Difference Verisurf Software lets you see the difference between the nominal CAD design and fi nished machined part, in real-time. Perfect for in-process, fi rst article and automated production inspection. Verisurf works with ALL CAD software and ALL measurement hardware devices, including portable, fi xed or programmable CMMs, trackers, and scanners, new or existing, to provide fl exible inspection and reporting solutions, in the quality lab or on the shop fl oor. See the difference Verisurf can make in your business by reducing training costs, increasing effi ciency, reducing scrap and improving overall quality. Let us show you the difference, in your shop, with your parts. Contact us, today. Dealer inquiries invited. Educators, ask about our education program. www.verisurf.com • 866-340-5551 Inspection Software

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