TechConnect Innovation Program

Reconfigurable Mold

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

THE TECHNOLOGY IS A MOLD WITH RECONFIGURABLE SURFACE. THE MOLD CAN BE USED FOR THERMOFORMING POLYMER SHEETS FOR PRODUCING, AFTER FEW MINUTES, PRACTICAL CONTAINERS FOR COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS WITH ITS OWN GEOMETRY. THE MOLD SURFACE IS FORMED BY HUNDREDS OF PINS ACTIONED BY A MECHATRONIC CONTROL BASED ON 3D-SCANNING AND SOFTWARE.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: THE TWO PRIMARY BENEFITS FOR THIS MARKET ARE COST REDUCTION FROM ELIMINATING THE COST OF CUSTOM MAKING MOLDS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT PRODUCED AND TIME REDUCTION FROM POTENTIAL PRODUCTION DELAYS WHILE MAKING CUSTOM DIES.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 640

Website: www.itesm.mx

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: University Funding - Tecnológico de Monterrey

Primary Sources of Funding: Personal Savings, Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners