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7 Factors that Impact the Cost of Custom Automation Equipment

The most desirable automation projects offer the highest value at the lowest cost.  Since the cost of a project is strongly related to the project’s complexity, understanding the factors that tend to increase complexity will help you obtain the highest return on investment.   Below, we’ll outline seven factors that impact complexity. 1. Incoming Component Dimensions […]

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CNC Door Router

CNC Door Router Therma-Tru Doors About In 1983 Therma Tru introduced the first fiberglass door on the market. Today they are the leading manufacturer of fiberglass doors – beautiful as wood and more durable. Increasing demand required expanded manufacturing capability. Criterion partnered with Therma Tru to provide a CNC router capable of custom cutting doors.

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Degating West Michigan Molding About Innovation and efficient manufacturing techniques have helped West Michigan Molding become a leader in providing high quality plastic parts. Automating their degating was a natural step for this forward-thinking company. Due to floorspace constraints and anticipation of future degating needs, Criterion suggested they purchase an interchangeable system which would require

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Robotic Assembly

Robotic Assembly Polywood About Polywood’s mission is to create spaces where friends and family can gather, relax and connect. They achieve this by producing beautiful, durable furniture created from recycled milk jugs. As demand for Polywood Furniture increased the need to automate also increased. Building upon a semi-automatic process which Polywood engineers developed, Criterion helped

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Flexible Gauging CMM

Flexible Gauging CMM Steelcase About For over 100 years Steelcase has been designing spaces to help people work, learn and heal. Criterion’s relationship with Steelcase began over 30 years ago when Criterion was asked to replace Steelcase’s fixed gauging with a new concept – automated gauging. PEGaSys™, was developed as a rugged shop floor measurement

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Robotic Spray Application

Robotic Spray Application Grand Rapids Foam Technologies About Grand Rapids Foam Technologies is one of the largest custom polyurethane molders in North America. To better meet their customer’s needs, GRFT also provides customized services which include product development, assembly, upholstery, packaging and distribution. It was an assembly operation that brought GRFT and Criterion together. In

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CNC Milling Foam

CNC Milling – Foam Van’s Pattern About Van’s Pattern is a national leader in the manufacture of polystyrene patterns. Over 30 years ago Dan VanderMolen, the owner, was not receiving the service he required from his current supplier. He decided to give Criterion, a new start-up company, a chance to prove themselves and purchased his

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Drape Forming

Drape Forming Aeronautics Customer About Automation is one of the most reliable methods of reducing production time while maintaining consistent quality products and minimizing employee fatigue. This customer evaluated their manual lay-up process and determined that all three of these goals could be achieved through automation. Working with Criterion, a system was developed to produce

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Aircraft Machining Inspection

Aircraft Machining Inspection Aeronautics Customer About Extensive quality control processes are essential when building aircrafts. This frequently requires multiple trips to the CMM lab to verify part accuracy which costs time and money. Recognizing Criterion’s extensive experience in both CNC and CMM applications, this customer contracted with Criterion to design and build several fully automated

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