ABB Robotics - Lost Wax Mold Assemble & Weld

July 12, 2013
Investment casting has been around for 5,000 years and its fundamentals haven't changed all that much. But, ABB robot integrator, family-owned MPI Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY, has made it a priority to create innovative, robot-based wax room equipment that is designed to change the investment casting process forever. Compared to manual wax pattern assembly, the MPI system creates incredibly high quality fusion welds that are perfect 100% of the time. It is able to accomplish this all at a rate approximately 2 to 5 times faster than manual assembly and with quick change tooling with less than 1 minute changeovers. Whether the requirements are high volume or low volume, or a combination of both, the system can easily be integrated into a fully automated wax room. Robotic automation also solves the traditional problem of finding employees with the necessary skills and abilities to create good quality welds for wax runner assembly.