Multiple Dies Operations

Multiple Dies Operations

ALL manufacturing operations that use multiple dies or molds on the same machine such as Injection Molding, Metal Fabrication, Packaging, CNC machine shop

Increase available time, increase business and reduce cost

As an example,

    • A 1500-ton injection molding press is used to produce 3 different parts (3 different molds)
    • The weekly requirements for each part are produced in 40-hour runs each
    • The die-change over is about 2 hours each
    • To keep up with the requirements, the machine is run 6 or 7 days a week and the factory carries high inventories of parts


    • SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)
      • Convert “Internal” work to “External” work
      • Standardize
      • 5S
    • The die change over for a 1500-ton press was reduced to 20 minutes