The customer is a multinational company in the sinter metals industry. We’ve anonymized their information in this case study due to the confidential nature of their customers.
This manufacturer makes thousands of type parts for the aerospace industry through sintering, a process by which metal powder gets coalesced into a solid mass by heating it and compressing it with a mold. Keeping track of their many molds was challenging. Poor user interfaces and human error made real-time access to tool status data inaccessible and hard to verify. Without this data, the team couldn’t properly plan production or efficiently manage mold inventory. These tools represent a significant portion of the overall cost of production.