The use of lightweight materials is predicted to grow significantly within the automotive sector. The majority of content will come from Advanced High Strength Steel with remaining lightweight content a mix of aluminum, magnesium, plastics and carbon fiber.
The advantage of Advanced High Strength Steel is that it’s typically compatible with existing manufacturing processes. However, what the future seems to hold is a multi-materials strategy among automakers. The key to success will be finding ways to make these multiple materials work together. Implementing multi-material solutions can be a difficult due to the problematic joining challenges and corrosion issues that result from vastly different material properties...
Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineering solutions company that manufactures and integrates assembly automation and special machines, has announced that it has joined the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), a network of companies focused on the advancement of robotics and related automation technologies, as a Gold Member systems integrator.
“Being an RIA member not only provides benefit to our internal team through the available networking and education offerings,’ said Coldwater’s Dan Barry, vice president of sales and marketing, “but also to our customers as we gain access to the latest robotic trends, enabling us to deliver cutting edge automated solutions to improve their operations.”
Coldwater Machine has extensive experience in developing agile automated solutions for a variety of markets including systems to manufacture white goods for the appliance industry, as well as solutions for the aerospace and automotive markets that include processes such as friction welding, laser or spot welding, stamping, piercing, forming and inspection. In addition to being an RIA member, Coldwater is also a Yaskawa Motoman Strategic Partner and a Fanuc Authorized Integrator.
Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineered solutions and precision machining company that manufactures and integrates assembly automation and special machines, has announced a 27,500 sq. ft. expansion to its current manufacturing space, bringing the company's facility total to 132,500 sq. ft. This new addition will double the company's build area with the addition of three new bays, each at 60-ft. x 150-ft., dedicated to the assembly of automated solutions.
Coldwater Machine’s climate-controlled facility features over 45 machine tools and overhead crane systems up to 25-tons. There is also an on-site Solid State Joining Center dedicated to the development of technologies that address the joining of lightweight and dissimilar materials. Additionally, Coldwater has inspection and test equipment to support internal machining needs as well as its customer’s build-to-print activity for precision parts.
Coldwater Machine Company moved into its current facility in 1999, which was a greenfield site comprised of 78,500 sq. ft. located on 19 acres. In 2013, another 27,000 sq. ft. was added to support growing customer demand for turnkey automated systems. The current expansion is anticipated to be completed by November 31st of 2017.
Our core business over the years has evolved from precision machining to providing dies, fixtures, and gages, and to providing turnkey automated systems for the Aerospace, Appliance and Automotive industries that include a wide range of flexible and agile metal forming and fabricating solutions.