CAM Engineers and Industry News

Manufacturing Products for Military & Defense Industry Clients


Unlike those fuse-lit things of the past that once went boom, newer weapons and their technologies are engineered and built with highly complex electronics, avionics, on-board servo systems and other high-tech gadgetry… all of which require a newer and higher degree of competence during the manufacturing and assembly process.
CAM-Engineers understands the complicated logistics of the military & defense industry and its need to deploy zero-failure combat-ready products to the end user. We are currently working with several highly recognized defense contractors, providing them with a host of industrial engineering solutions for manufacturing, assembly, handling, packaging and testing.
As our world evolves and these products are consumed more and more frequently, it has become difficult for some manufactures to keep up with the demand. CAM-Engineers is currently working with a clients in a variety of industries, helping them to develop processes and manufacturing techniques and apply industrial automation wherever practical.
Ask yourself these questions:
  1. It there a bottleneck in my current process which prevents me from making on-time shipments?
  2. Can product failure correlate to any production push?
  3. Is there a need to track serialized parts, qualifying the end-product/assembly?
  4. Is the product designed properly for large-scale manufacturing?
  5. What opportunities are there for reducing product takt time if automated?
  6. Will automating reduce, replace, or remove process steps?
Whatever your situation, we can offer a fresh and alternate perspective to the challenges at hand. With our combined experience in multiple industries we will provide you with a unique opportunity to leverage our engineering skills in advanced manufacturing for your products. We utilizing the latest technologies to drive down cost, improve quality and help you to ensure your customer continues to receive on-time deliveries.

Custom Automation & Machinery Announces Servo-driven Electric Powder Compacting Press SEP-10T for Molding Teflon™, Ceramic, Plastic and Metal Components


Servo-driven electric powder compacting press SEP-10T molds components created with up to 5 cubic inches of Teflon, ceramic, plastic or metal powder without risk of hydraulic fluid contamination.
Concord, NH – February 7, 2017 – Custom Automation & Machinery, Inc. today announced the release of a new product, the servo-driven electric powder compacting press SEP-10T for molding Teflon, ceramic, plastic and metal components. The equipment is designed to benefit all industries which mold components with powder volumes of up to 5 cubic inches, including the automotive, sealing technologies (gaskets), medical devices, pharmaceutical, and oil & gas industries.
“The SEP-10T is the culmination of years of research and development in the powder-molding industry. This precisely-controlled servo-driven machine solves all of the pain points that manufacturers experience when using the decades-old technology of hydraulic-driven equipment,” said Arthur M. Rabert, founder and president of Custom Automation and Machinery. “Not only can the SEP-10T give the user precision production rates and material usage, it saves up to 75% of floor space and produces a finished product that is never contaminated with hydraulic fluid or oil. This is the solution that customers have been asking us for, and it comes with a significant cost savings over a comparable hydraulic-driven machine.”
The current compacting press technology uses hydraulics and has several significant flaws. Hydraulic presses deliver the compacting powder to the mold where it is hydraulically compressed to liquefy and permanently assume the shape of the mold. The process is difficult to control using hydraulics, and consequently, production rates and material usages are unpredictable. Another serious problem is the potential for the introduction of hydraulic fluid or oil into the molded components, which requires that the contaminated parts are rejected. In addition, the hydraulic servo press machines are costly and large.
The SEP-10T has a ten-ton pressing capacity on two axes and offers one servo escapement for the finished component. The footprint is 60″x48″, which is up to 75% smaller than a comparable hydraulic-driven machine. The servo-driven motors give a precisely controlled process and better reliability than hydraulic-driven machines, which allows manufacturers to accurately predict production rates and material usage.
The SEP-10T performs quality checks for pressure, height and density, and produces process run-time data. Options include storage compartment DE-humidification, post-press vision inspection, reject systems, LASER part marking, part serialization and robotic part handling for post processes.