Automation can improve your mold design and mold making

It is no secret that being a mold builder today isn’t like it used to be. Challenges, including the growing cost of doing business, increased low-cost country competition and the seemingly never-ending talent gap, require businesses to focus on driving efficiency throughout their organization to remain competitive. As a result, many mold shops are turning [...]

By |2023-11-01T12:43:15+08:00November 1st, 2023|News|0 Comments

How to understand the bilateral tolerance in mold design

As a decision-maker in the manufacturing sector, you are familiar with (if not a devotee of) Lean, Six Sigma, Operational Excellence and similar continuous improvement approaches. One of the essential takeaways from continuous improvement technologies is that you need meaningful data to make decisions. For example, suppose you are like most mold manufacturers and rely [...]

By |2023-06-01T10:02:14+08:00June 1st, 2023|Blog|1 Comment

Injection molding simulation can help mold design

While injection molding simulation is a common tool used by molders and toolmakers to help evaluate their mold design, it is often implemented after the plastic part design has been finalized and a tool design has been developed. we will highlight how proactively using injection molding simulation (Moldflow®) can help yield information that allows for [...]

By |2023-01-02T09:55:23+08:00January 2nd, 2023|Mirco Blog|3 Comments

Mold design for public transport interiors

Industrial designers working on public transport interiors were historically held back with some unique design constraints. The brief usually includes making sure the part fits into the available space, keeping it functional but lightweight, and only then start considering the aesthetics. As manufacturers produce lower volumes of these parts, injection molding isn’t really an option [...]

By |2022-04-01T09:50:42+08:00April 1st, 2022|Mirco Blog|1 Comment

Is Your 3D Model The Best In Mold Design?

Traditionally drawings have been an indispensable and unambiguous definition of the finished product—a vital part of the service agreement between the customer and those responsible for tooling and inspection. Unfortunately, for many shops, 3D models are still only a supplement to the official authority of the drawing. However, a growing number of companies involved in [...]

By |2022-03-01T09:07:56+08:00March 1st, 2022|Blog|2 Comments

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


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