What is the correct mold design method?

Injection molders quote or estimate a job based on six primary factors: part weight, material cost, machine size, cycle time, labor requirements and packaging. The material and packaging costs are relatively easy to obtain from suppliers, which makes them fixed values—not estimates. Thanks to solid modeling software programs, part weight is also a fixed value, [...]

By |2022-02-01T18:55:18+08:00February 1st, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

How to calculate the cost of injection molding

Injection molding is one of the leading processes for manufacturing plastics. It is widely used for mass-producing identical parts with tight tolerances. It is a cost-effective and extremely repeatable technology that yields high-quality parts for large series production. It is a fast, intensive process where high heat and pressure are involved to inject molten material [...]

By |2022-01-01T00:27:37+08:00January 1st, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

How to do a high-quality mold deep-hole drilling machining

Mold builders encounter many challenges when deep-hole drilling, including hole straightness, poor cutting tool life and excessive time spent in the hole. Troubleshooting these challenges requires a look at correct coolant flow, pressure and chip evacuation but begins with understanding the limitations of the cutting tools, toolholders and machines. Time—whether spent in the hole, changing [...]

By |2021-12-01T09:14:15+08:00December 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Different mold venting design at different molding situation

Proper mold venting is essential for producing quality parts. During the molding process, the air contained in the mold needs a way to escape, otherwise the melt will compress and trap that air in the cavity. A combination of melt pressure and high temperature will then ignite the oxygen (called the “diesel effect”), causing burnings [...]

By |2021-11-01T10:40:19+08:00November 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How to reduce the risks of mold engineering

Everyday mold builders face various challenges as they tackle each new mold project that enters the shop. Whether it involves engineering, building, maintaining, or repairing molds, this industry’s dedicated technology suppliers offer solutions. Here are some insights and instructions to help your team through four specific challenges. 1) How to Reduce Risk in Plastic Part [...]

By |2021-10-01T10:30:48+08:00October 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

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

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