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NX Case Study: Molex Chengdu

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“In facing increasingly difficult technical development and consumer demand, we needed to improve productivity, reduce costs and innovate continuously,” says Vincent Yap, director of Molex Global Tooling Center.  “We had to speed up our technical R&D and equipment upgrades to meet higher requirements of mold design and machining.”

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Challenges:

  • Lean production
  • Develop new mold techniques
  • Improve productivity
  • Reduce costs
  • Innovate continuously

Keys To Success:

  • 3D system-based product and mold design
  • Direct NC programming
  • Associativity across product design, mold design and mold manufacturing

Results:

  • Increased initial product success rate by more than 95 percent
  • Improved mold budget accuracy by more than 90 percent
  • Reduced mold manufacturing cycle by 30 percent

Industry:

  • Electronics & Semiconductor
  • Consumer & Industrial Electronics

 

Client's Primary Business:

A leading supplier of interconnect systems, Molex Chengdu is focused on the production and manufacture of electronic connector molds at the company’s 59 product manufacturing plants strategically located across Asia, Europe and North America. Molex Chengdu has more than 6,000 employees, including hundreds of electromechanical and process engineers.

 

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