StackTeck invests in capacity; up to 8,000 machining hours weekly

StackTeck invests in capacity; up to 8,000 machining hours weekly

Canadian multi-cavity, mould maker StackTeck Systems has invested US$7 million to add on to its plant manufacturing capabilities, in capital equipment since the beginning of the pandemic.

Lou Dimaulo, StackTeck’s Senior Vice President of Manufacturing stated: “StackTeck never sleeps, we have gone through a carefully planned reorganisation in our manufacturing facilities, and we are now averaging close to 400,000 machining hours/year operating with three different shifts to support our continuous growth.”

He added that when it comes to high-speed milling alone, the company puts in 2,200 hours a week which he says is “seven times more than what we were doing ten years ago”.

StackTeck invests in capacity; up to 8,000 machining hours weekly

“Our success in the mould making industry has been based on strategic planning of dedicated bays throughout our molding and testing facilities. We now have dedicated areas that focus on different processes such as: plate line, high speed milling, EDM, prototyping, repairs, assembly, etc. Improved productivity has been a major focus of our business over the last decade, allowing us to support our customers in their drive to market with new precision products,” he added.

While continuing to invest in mouldmaking capacity, StackTeck is also taking on significant initiatives for their automation business.

According to Vince Travaglini, President/CEO, “We are investing in the new StackTeck Automation business while building the team and enhancing our design capabilities for FastTrack deliveries. Given the uncertainty in the component supply chain right now, we are pre-building robots in support of our aggressive leadtimes for the primary robot size that works with injection machines from 300T to 600T in size. It’s a significant investment, and a bit of a leap in faith, however so far we’ve never built a robot that didn’t sell very quickly.”


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