Rohde & Schwarz, a family-owned injection molder in Munich, is producing micromolded parts made of Teflon on presses from Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH.
Until recently, those parts were still produced by the turning process.
Rohde & Schwarz, established in 1933, specializes in wireless communication tecnology. The electronics group, with a workforce of just under 10,000 employees, is a global player in its business areas of measurement technology, radio and media technology, safe communication and cyber safety, plus radio monitoring and radio orientation technology.
The company's plant in Teisnach, Germany, is a system supplier and competence center for mechanical and electronic manufacturing. Rohde & Schwarz injection molds high-precision plastic parts. A Microsystem 50 from Wittmann Battenfeld was commissioned in 2012, followed by a Micropower 15/7.5 in late 2014.
The Micropower is equipped with a Wittmann W8VS2 scara robot and an integrated Tempro Micro temperature controller, specially designed for micromolding applications.
Rohde & Schwarz's latest product for micromolding is a Teflon spacer used in high-frequency components. Micromolding is significantly less expensive than the original turning process, the company said.
Wittmann Battenfeld is based in Vienna. Its U.S. operation, Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., is in Torrington, Conn.
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