The need for precise, affordable, and fast high-volume, high-quality polishing is increasing especially in the sector of injection tool surfaces. While the machining of the parts has greatly improved over the last decade, manual polishing has basically not changed for the last 50 years. Moreover, the availability of well-trained personnel is rapidly decreasing because demanding manual work has become increasingly unpopular among young people looking for a profession. Therefore, retiring employees cannot be replaced adequately.
Thus, a higher machine output and a substantially increasing market in injection molding meets a decreasing workforce in manual polishing essential for the final finish and quality of the cavities.
The automated approach developed by Gloss & Coating GmbH has the potential to meet the needs for future tool polishing sector.