3D printing : expand our service offering

     Additive manufacturing is a technology that as been developing at an accelerated rate for several years in all fields, in particular in the industry. Laser melting, resin polymerization, wire deposition, powder bed printing... all processes that meet specific applications.

     Our job, that of lost wax, has not escaped this revolution. Indeed, almost all of our customers use printed models, instead of injected models, to allow the development of a process or to produce small series of parts without having to invest in an injection mold. 

     Instead of considering these evolutions like a threat for its business, Moules et Outillages de Bourgogne chose to grab this opportunity to develop its service offering.

     Having joined the CORIIN accompanying program, offered by CETIM, we have been assisted throughout 2017 by experts in commercial and technical strategy in order to target needs and expectations of our customers in this sector.

     Following these steps, at the beginning of the year 2018, we decided to embark on this new adventure. Soon, we will be able to offer the printing of PMMA models made with the VX1000 machine, from VOXELJET.

              

 

     We will associate with this equipment a 3D digitalisation way to control our printed models, but also to add a means of additional expertise of our wax injection dies and to meet punctual needs of reverse-engineering.

     Soon, other information will follow on this subject.

 

ISO 9001 certification : ensure quality and reliability of production

     Backed by its experience and its skills, the company now wants to get its organization recognized by obtaining the ISO 9001 certification. This recognition will be an additional pledge of quality and reliability for our customers and will allow us to strengthen the image of a structured society.

A first audit is scheduled for the beginning of this year. This state of play will allow us to define an action plan to implement all the requirements of the standard.

We are aiming for certification for early 2019.

 

 

 

The inauguration ceremony of june, the 10th 2016

Seven months have passed since our move, machines found their place, men took their marks. It was high time to share our enthusiasm by inaugurating our new premises.

 

 

The whole team get together for the event and nearly 150 people have joined us.

 

 

16h30, the protocol is started with the president's speech, Jean PATENET -  he especially thanked all those who contributed stone by stone to our success and he has mentioned the prospects of future development and the desire to go further - and then an appreciated intervention by the deputy prefect of Chalon-sur-Saône, Jehan-Eric WINCKLER, before the official opening of the company with the cut of cord.

It's in a welcoming  and relaxed atmosphere the visit took place, a friendly time where everyone makes discover his universe.  

Robotization : project achievement

 

At the end of several months of technical and financial studies with the support of CETIM and "Robot Start PME", in december 2016, the company acquired a 5 axis HSM loading / unloading robot, the model "Easy Box L250".

 

 The robot installation was made easier due to careful planning of the move to our new premises (space, environment, energy). The increase of our hidden time with the optimization of its use will allow us, in the short term, to improve our productivity aud increase our capacity to remain competitve, in order to better meet customer's expectations. 

 

 

 

Our development perspectives

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As part of the national plan for robotics, we are enrolled in a support program for first-time SME's in robotics.

 

Firstly, a technical study is organised by experts such as CETIM, SYMOP and CEA... who validates the relevance of our project and its suitability with our capabilities.

 

The aim of this initiative is to study all the options that will enable us to stay competitive in an economic environment which is always difficult.