Carlos Teixeira, CEO; Sérgio André, CTO
Accuracy, reliability, and efficiency are quintessential performance parameters in the mold industry, which, more often than not, decides the success of mold makers and manufacturers alike. But the aforementioned parameters are harder to achieve, particularly during operations such as drilling, where in performance parameters depend on the tools and machines at work. In addition to optimizing performance characteristics, the safety of the entire operation is of paramount importance. To overcome this predicament, moldmakers started using multiple-axis CNC machinery; prevailingly, three-axis CNC machines were being utilized by the sector to create molds, all the while upholding uncompromised levels of efficiency. However, this only fixed part of the problem. Issues such as tool deflection and chatter were still eminent in unfinished molds.
Reengineering its way out of this conundrum, CHETO—a deephole drilling and milling machine manufacturer—built five-axis and sevenaxis multifunction CNC machines capable of increasing feed rates and saving valuable production time for mold makers. CHETO’s machines are faster, cleaner, and reliable, which in turn increases the efficiency of a mold manufacturer and streamlines their machining operations.And, all of this was achieved by the joint efforts of Sérgio André (CTO) and Carlos Teixeira (CEO), who developed the machines while working on an integral design project to aid the mold industry and energy sector.
CHETO’s multifunction machines respond to different functions inherent to the deep drilling process in a single setup. The company’s innovative machines feature an embedded drilling and machining process that reduces human errors. The unique system performs deep hole drilling, standard drilling, milling, tapping, and boring in a standalone unit.
Our approach to work is we give them a vision of work to be faster, cleaner, and more efficient, and that is what we like to focus on
The machines also feature a tool-changing design that is capable of a rapid and easy exchange between deep hole drilling and milling processes. These cost-effective machines eliminate setup operations in mold manufacturing, greatly reducing the time and cost required by an industry to set up machining operations. Aside from these qualities, the machine scan perform quick and precise machining, including a sophisticated, online control system with remote access. The machines also have the most up-to-date numerical controls, digital servo-drives, linear slides, and high-precision roller guides, making it a cutting-edge system. Their adaptable user interface makes reconfiguring and adapting to new production simple. Finally, they are energy efficient, safe, environmentally benign, and boast an optimum life cycle as well.
The company is constantly evolving, along with its product range, which features a new SIC model with a horizontal machining centre and built-in deep hole drilling configuration. More importantly, CHETO has always been at the forefront of technological and scientific advancement. As a result, it places a high value on collaborations with various scientific research institutes, such as the University of Porto and the University of Aveiro. The company also partners with businesses that help develop innovative projects at a scientific and technological level. The firm has sold its machines to various manufacturing companies, and the equipment has been successful in delivering results. “We know exactly what they are looking for, and our machining process will help them to optimize production and change the way they work,” states Carlos Teixeira, CEO of CHETO. Paragon, one of the leading mold manufacturers in the US, reduced setups, optimised operating time, increased profitability, and shop safety by utilising CHETO’s multifunction machines. CHETO is a globally recognised brand, with machines sold on four continents. The company’s goal is to continue to improve and innovate, providing a competitive and high-valuegenerating product to the market.