Mectalent machines and assembles highly challenging parts for LMI Technologies. LMI Technologies is the leading supplier of 3D measuring equipment for industrial automation and a manufacturer of FocalSpec® optical sensors.
FocalSpec® Line Confocal Imaging technology uses different wavelengths of color for measuring. The shape and roughness of the surfaces can be measured with an accuracy of a micrometer, a millionth of a meter.
The confocal sensor measures, for example, multi-layered transparent materials and various complex, highly reflective electronic parts. The sensors are used for high-speed and precise inline 3D and 2D measurement and surface inspection in the medical industry, as well as in the production lines of mobile phones and printed electronics.
Mectalent knows challenging manufacturing methods
An exceptional measurement system places special demands on subcontractors. The machined parts of LCI sensors are extremely challenging to manufacture, and subcontractors of sufficient capacity are few, even on a global scale.
The machined parts used in FocalSpec® sensors must be very stable over a long period of time. The required tolerances are extremely precise. “Compared to them, even a normal aluminum sheet bends like stick,” illustrates Jari Aunola, Product Design Team Lead at LMI Technologies.
In everyday production, Mectalent is a reliable manufacturer. “We get quality parts on time and if there are any problems, they are addressed with great determination. Mectalent is a quick partner.”
Choosing the right partner is essential
When you are sourcing for a supplier, it is good to decide what kind of role the supplier will take on. Do you want the subcontractor to be just a parts manufacturer or are you looking for an active partner who understands the requirements of the operating environment, guarantees high quality, and takes responsibility for costs?
Sami Viherkari, CEO of LMI Technologies Finland, says that Mectalent is more of a partner than a subcontractor: “Joint product development results smarter designs which reduces costs for both parties. It's a real win-win situation.”
It is common for Mectalent to join in the development phase of their customers’ products already at an early stage. During development, material choices are locked in, and decisions about the manufacturing methods are made. 80 percent of the final manufacturing costs are set during the product development.
As a customer of Mectalent, you benefit significantly from the fact that product development, manufacturing and assembly take place under one roof. Our designers know the available manufacturing methods, which speeds up the production process and ensures excellent quality.
It is a fact that the smarter and cost-effectively a product is manufactured, the more likely it is to succeed in the market and the result below the line will be positive.
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About LMI Technologies
Since 1998, LMI Technologies has worked to advance 3D smart sensor technology for fast and accurate measurement. Our flagship Gocator and FocalSpec product lines help factories achieve 100% inspection, reduce waste by optimization, and improve efficiency by simplifying automation.