Case Study: Hayco

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International Injection Molder Lowers Pressure for Lighter Part Weight, Lower Costs, and Faster Cycle Times.

Challenge:

Hayco specializes in complex parts that require high levels of technology, product delivery, and design. These innovative parts often prove to be a challenge to mold.

  • Mold complexity required high pressure and tonnage, demanding larger presses.
  • To meet part demands, the process often overpacked the molds.

Action:

Hayco partnered with iMFLUX to mold parts at a lower pressure and reinvested pressure savings into fewer machines, lighter parts, faster cycle times, and lowered overall costs.

Results:

Up to 35% Weight Reduction for This Part*

* iMFLUX typically results in 1-3% weight reduction
Cycle Time Reduction: 16%
Part Cost Reduction: 17%
New Presses: 400 Ton vs. 500 Ton
  • iMFLUX allows for unique thin wall design that may not be possible with conventional molding.
  • Hayco was able to achieve weight reductions of up to 35% on some part components.
  • Hayco realized faster cycle times using fewer IMMs to make the same volume.
  • The autonomous nature of iMFLUX also reduced their reliance on highly skilled injection molding operators.
The benefits we have seen with iMFLUX has been a reduction in the cycle time of existing molds and also the ability with new tools to increase cavitation by up to 50%, which allows us to free up injection molding capacity and production space for other activities.”
Christopher Hay, CEO, Hayco