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Automotive
Construction
Electronics
Sports/Recreation

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OUR PROCESS

West Michigan Molding manufacturing capabilities include 57 injection molding machines ranging from 33 ton to 1800 ton. Most of these machines utilize robotic part removers. The decorating and finishing area offers robotic spray painting of both waterborne and solvent-based paint, pad printing, roller, and vertical hot stamping, sonic welding, heat staking, and assembly. During the manufacturing process parts travel safely to their destination along a conveyor line stretching over 1/2 mile long. Parts are carefully tested and verified to meet customers quality and safety expectations using state of the art verification equipment.

AUTOMATION

West Michigan Molding uses state of the art automation equipment on its molding machines. This automation provides a value-added service to our customers. West Michigan Molding has the capability to mold, degate, align parts, advance parts forward, pad print and pack all with one quality assurance operator.

TYPICAL CELL DESIGN/LAYOUT

Each Machine Cell is designed with productivity and quality in mind. A Cell Layout includes the following:

Operator Instructions
Control Plans
Packaging Information
Work Station Layout Sheet
Signed Off Quality Standards
Machine Settings
Tool Water Flow Diagram
Robot Settings

PAINTING PROCESS

After a part has been molded and requires paint, it goes on a conveyor line where it is taken to the paint department. The paint department consists of hand spraying booths and robotic painting booths. The robot spray booths use a three station Thierica reciprocation sprayer. The painted parts are then conveyed through a gas-fired infrared oven before they arrive in the inspection and packaging area.

PAD PRINTING & HOT STAMPING PROCESS

Molded parts that require decorating are either Hot Stamped by use of a vertical or horizontal hot stamp machine or they are Pad Printed in a climate controlled room with state of the art pad printing equipment.

 

We Have Won Many Awards & Certificates From 2015-2018