Mantec Technical Ceramics is a developer of surface mount technology (SMT) component placement systems, commonly called pick-and-place machines or P&Ps.
These are robotic machines that are used to place surface mount devices or move products from one station to another without the need for human intervention. They are used for high-speed, high-precision placing of components found in many industries, such as the manufacture of tableware, sanitaryware and tiles, consumer electronics as well as industrial, medical, automotive, military and telecommunications equipment, and transportation.
Gripper design is an essential part of pick-and-place technology. Mantec has the facility to take a design from CADCAM to 3D printed prototyping as part of this service.