Integrity Tool and Mold Takes Aim at the Top, with Help from Tebis
This once small shop has grown into a $150 million company and world leadership in the moldmaking industry in less than a generation.
In recent years, Integrity’s drive for continuous improvement and commitment to goals like quality and efficiency have been aided by Tebis software from Tebis America, Inc., a pathbreaking company which, like Integrity, is committed to finding innovative new solutions to existing problems. Tebis is an integrated suite of CAD/CAM products. Apart from the power of the many individual modules, the fact that each module uses the same database and user interface maximizes the speed and accuracy with which part data can be moved into production, a key factor in Tebis’ rapid growth over the last decade.
“In 2011 Integrity started to move to Tebis in a big way,” recalls Vernon Benson, Tebis Account Manager. “They had a strategic vision of having one main software comprehensive enough to encompass their entire process, with all of the advantages that would bring, and from their research they determined that Tebis could be that software. They were also attracted by the capabilities of individual modules.”
Like simulation. “It’s vital that we thoroughly and realistically check our programs before we release them to the shop floor,” says Ryan Hotchkiss, Director of Manufacturing for Integrity. “Tebis allows us to do that and be very confident in implementing lights out machining. A few years ago,” he adds, “we were using a different simulation software and we didn’t have the confidence to run lights out in a significant way.”
“The automation in Tebis, with features like their template style programming, has been very valuable for us.”
- Robust simulation capabilities
- Single solution streamlines process
- Automation & standardization speed programming; increase throughput
Integrity Tool and Mold
Oldcastle, ON, Canada
Director of Manufacturing