All too often, manufacturing supply companies don’t use industry-standard tech, leading to reduced quality and consistency in components, increased cost of services and decreased productivity.
At VPIC Group, we use only state-of-the-art machinery and tech that allows us to create, test and evaluate the specifications of each component design to ensure we meet the highest quality standards. Many of our machines function through automated rather than manual control to reduce human error and optimize the manufacturing process. Three of these process include:
Die casting: We use as little human interaction as possible to ensure that the parts are high-quality the first time, yet our skilled technicians oversee each individual step of production.
Robot welding: Formulated in the 1980’s, this automated process reduces human error, increases productivity and ensures standardized quality.
Laser cutting: Also an automated process, laser cutting provides flexibility, repeatability, and cost-effectiveness to produce high-quality, versatile components.
Ready to learn more about the VPIC difference through the benefits of each of these processes? Let’s dive in.
Finding the Right Fit with Die Casting
Die casting, which currently has its fastest growing market in Asia Pacific, is a manufacturing process that injects molten metal at high pressure into mold castings. This process is useful for companies that need dependable, quality, complex metal parts produced at a high volume for the automotive, power vehicles and home appliance industries.
In addition to the economical value and high production volume capabilities, die casting offers the following advantages to manufacturers:
Excellent part dimensional accuracy
Outstanding structural and mechanical properties
Dense, fine-grained surface texture and high fatigue strength
Thinner walls compared to other casting methods
Reduced secondary machining requirements
Long mold life — 100,000 shots or more
Although there are many steps, this is a highly controlled process that requires very little technician interaction, besides overseeing the process and performing secondary procedures.
Robotic Welding, an Automatically Optimized Process
Industrialization is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world, especially in the automotive and metal industries. This growth plays a major role in the increasing value of the robotic welding market.
Robotic welding is a fully automated manufacturing process that uses mechanized programmable tools (or robots) to perform welding processes in which both the welding and the handling of the part are conducted by the robot.
Robotic welding has the upper hand against manual welding for many reasons:
Manual welding can be incredibly dangerous, and a fully automated process reduces human interaction with the process.
Robotic welding leads to improved quality, maximized efficiencies and decreased cost of labor.
With the capability to produce 24 hours a day, robotic welding allows for faster, more consistent cycle times, greater productivity and better throughput.
Robotic welding systems can produce high-quality welds with speed, precision and efficiency.
With minimal human interactions, robotic welding allows for fewer interruptions.
Though the initial costs might be higher than those associated with other machinery, robotic welding systems are ultimately a long-term cost-saving option compared to manual welding. Automated systems produce components in shorter amounts of time with high precision and accuracy to avoid a second production process to reproduce faulty components.
On the Cutting Edge of Laser Cutting
Using a high-powered laser beam, the laser cutting manufacturing process produces custom shapes and designs. It comes with many advantages, especially flexibility, repeatability, cost-effectiveness and faster production. The result is precise, high-quality, versatile components.
Additionally, laser cutting provides:
- Cutting precision and accuracy through the use of fully CNC controlled machines. This provides high repeatability and high-quality cuts from lasers that require minimal cleaning, treating and finishing.
- Less contamination and waste because of the narrower kerf widths of the laser heads that localizes the heat. This amount of control minimizes damage to the component, which can render it useless.
- Lower maintenance and repair costs from infrequent cleaning and changing out separate tools to perform different operations. Because laser cutting is a non-contact process, the tooling components experience less fatigue.
- Greater operator safety because the process requires few to no mechanical components and less human interaction with the machine.
Overall, laser cutting is a safe, efficient process that saves on costs.
Take Advantage of the VPIC Difference
As you look for your next OEM supplier, choose a company that knows the industry and stays ahead of the curve by acquiring and implementing the newest machinery and technology into their manufacturing process.
At VPIC Group, we do just that to ensure our customers are receiving the most cost-effective, optimized services in the industry. Ready to take advantage of the VPIC difference? Contact us today.