In the age of Industry 4.0, “smart factories” are developing at an unprecedented rate. Nowadays, automated, networked and variable production lines are in high demand as companies aim to respond quickly and flexibly to ever shorter product life cycles.
At the same time, the issue of how to incorporate individual customer requirements into industrial series production is growing in significance.
The German machinery manufacturer Arburg has developed a fully automated production line, completely networked in terms of IT processes, which allows series-manufactured injection moldings to be individualized right at the production line, according to the customer’s requirements. [Read more…] about Kuka lightweight robot combines injection molding with additive manufacturing