As a professional mold maker, more information must be at hand when you evaluate a mold project,they include the machine we will run in, the number of cavities required, the type of plastic that will be used for this product. And so on.
when you receive a part drawing, including it’s CAD model, it’s request for mold quotation from a customer, congratulation! You will have a chance to do a new project.
There does not seem to be a clear and reasonable distinction between moldmaking and mold repair. Applicants for in-house mold repair shops are quizzed about their moldmaking experience with the obligatory “Do you have any experience doing repair work?” question tagged on. […]
In many industries, surface texture has become an important aspect of product design. It not only provides the means to refine the physical appearance of an item, […]
The process of surface finishing requires a variety of tools, materials, and most importantly, highly specialized skills. It is an art that takes years of experience to perfect, but some basic principles and techniques can provide a good start. This article will examine the three major processes necessary to produce a highly polished, lustrous metal [...]
If moldmaking and mold repair are indeed two separate entities the question becomes “What are the specific skill sets required for a mold repair technician?” Unfortunately the answer may be largely influenced by the specific repair environment. That is to say, if the in-house toolroom is fully equipped, the level of repairs may be quite [...]
In this series we will be discussing executive decision-making and how to improve the process, including things like decision speed, reliability, prioritization and risk reduction. The process and principles we will cover work extremely well for high level/executive decision makers, product development teams and sales/marketing managers. These same principles of truly understanding the needs of [...]
In the early days of the CAD/CAM industry, customers were supplied a completely-integrated system for design and manufacture from a single developer. More recently, stand-alone design systems have become popular. […]
Every mold has a price—the figure quoted to you on the bottom line of the RFO. That price is a “good faith” estimate and includes the hard costs of design time, raw materials, mold components, programming and machining time. […]
Shop design is as subjective a topic as the tools in a craftsman’s box. Past experience and personal preference are the main ingredients to a floor plan that is normally dictated by the space you have been allotted and the machine tools and other equipment you have to include into the layout. […]