Development of a system for the automated laser-based repair of structured mould inserts.
Textured injection moulding tools have become indispensable in plastics processing. Damage to a texture is followed by downtimes, expensive repairs and even total tool failure. The aim of the BMBF-funded „Toolrep“ project was to map the entire repair chain in a single system. Texture errors are automatically detected and selected, filled by means of additive laser application and restored by means of special repair algorithms and laser engraving.
Link to wt Werkstattstechnik online – a contribution of the issue 11/12-2019