Automating the mold insert process
Modern electrode manufacturing at Rausch Formenbau
Despite a lot size of just one, injection mold manufacturing still includes some tedious routine tasks – such as electrode manufacturing. At Rausch Formenbau, an automated process has liberated employees from this routine. The resulting 60% increase in efficiency in this area has freed the company’s staff to concentrate on the essentials: their expertise in plastics and mold manufacturing.
Hermann Rausch Werkzeug und Formenbau in Hösbach was founded in 1992 as a one-man operation. Today the company has more than 20 highly motivated and qualified employees. The company’s motto is "Expertise in plastics.” Its expertise ranges from consulting on part development and the design and manufacture of injection molds to contract manufacturing of milling, EDM and wire-eroding jobs. "We’re able to demonstrate a wide range of experience in mold manufacturing, from prototype molds in aluminum to serial injection molds with a maximum size of 1,200 mm,” explains Markus Rausch, junior director and technical operations manager for die manufacturing. Rausch Formenbau serves customers in many industries. Although this versatility avoids unilateral dependencies, mold manufacturing is a very competitive business. That’s why the company always strives to improve its processes. "We have to keep changing or we’ll be history,” says Rausch.
We achieved a 60% increase in manufacturing efficiency using sinker EDM.
Automated electrode manufacturing
- Saving time with standardized processes
- Fast electrode design
- Round-the-clock electrode manufacturing
Hermann Rausch Werkzeug- und Formenbau
Junior director and technical operations manager