The advantages and disadvantages of sourcing molds from domestic and China

If you have been considering sourcing to injection mold makers China, you probably know that it isn’t nearly as easy or straightforward an endeavor as it sounds. There are several ways to establish a provider, a number of different aspects to consider before making your final selection, and a variety of negotiations that need to [...]

By |2021-08-01T09:35:02+08:00August 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Metrology and validation are very important to micro moldmaking

Metrology is an enabling technology and today’s options provide invaluable insight concerning the demands of micro-size tooling and parts. Metrology equipment and skills are used to measure steel details in the mold, part features/dimensions to ensure the parts meet print tolerance and to guarantee a capable process. Typically, shops use high-end optical white light interferometer-based [...]

By |2021-07-01T07:58:31+08:00July 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Reasons for choosing five-axis machining in Mold manufacturing

Mold manufacturing is an increasingly challenging industry. Whether you have pivoted to supplying the medical industry or are a longtime automotive mold/die producer, you have probably seen where the market is heading. Parts and designs are getting more complex. Customers are pushing for shorter production times. Molds require greater degrees of precision and exact surface [...]

By |2021-07-01T07:55:12+08:00July 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How to design various core pull side-actions in molds

Molds in production often have various core pull side-actions, while designed with the best of intentions, do not fulfill current needs. Different materials, new molding parameters, requirements to drive glass below the surface or simply under-designing for the application, are just a few of the many reasons why mold performance suffers, often resulting in a [...]

By |2021-06-01T11:09:26+08:00June 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Mold maintenance needs real data

A shop that runs higher cavitation molds with critical specifications at high volumes will never continuously improve mold performance or shop efficiencies with non-standard language in a comment field. This data collection method does not provide a means to quickly or accurately measure data because a technician must manually decipher and analyze every work order. [...]

By |2021-04-01T10:58:51+08:00April 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Comparison of conformal cooling and conventional cooling

The most challenging part of implementing additive tooling is getting cooling to and from the inserts in a mold. Here is a quick look at when to use conventional circuits or conformal cooling to achieve optimal production results with additive tooling. Conformal Cooling or Conventional Cooling Consistent cooling in a mold is the key to [...]

By |2021-04-01T11:06:36+08:00April 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

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