The intricate process of Metal Injection Molding (MIM) can cause broken and/or stuck parts which leads to very expensive repairs. One of Avalon Vision Solutions first customers was an MIM manufacturer, and we take pride in successfully protecting the mold to keep the MIM manufacturing process going smoothly. MoldWatcher vision protection is an essential part to the MIM sector of the molding process.
MoldWatcher typically is used to detect two images per cycle for both presence and absence of the part on the moving surface of the mold. This is done using non-contact machine vision technology so that prevention occurs prior to mold closing.