The central innovation, a progressive die system that utilizes a carry tab to move parts through different stations, will completely mechanize Mills’s tubular stamping process, saving time and money. Without this technology, the manufacture of similarly complex parts requires that unfinished materials be hand-transferred through five different stations.
Besides increased productivity and cost-savings, this tubular stamping technology also offers a more lenient set of parameters for Mills’s product designers and process engineers, allowing them a greater degree of creative freedom. Under the right set of circumstances, the technology could potentially be used to replace more costly tubular applications that utilize castings or aluminum extrusions.
The instant gains of this innovation, coupled with the larger possibilities it promises, gives Mills Products a significant edge over its regional and national competitors. The fully mechanized process will also allow the company to compete in the international market as Mills drives costs down and productivity up, passing along these benefits to its clients.
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Mills Products is a leader in the appliance industry with a reputation for producing aesthetically-