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Mold tooling

Tooling is the backbone of plastic injection molding. Without a proper tool design, your plastic part would never scale up properly. A quality tool design can save you enormous amounts of time and money during production.

What is tooling?

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Tooling, also known as a mold, defines the negative space where molten plastic resin is injected to craft a part. Achieving both high quantity and quality parts necessitates meticulous attention to tooling. Due to the complexity of tool design and construction, creating effective tooling demands a substantial capital investment and a sufficient lead time.

The tooling design process initiates during the prototype development phase. Utilizing cutting-edge techniques such as 3D printing, cast urethane, and machining, we create prototype tools. These low-volume prototypes play a crucial role in troubleshooting, refining, and validating the tooling design during pilot production. While this initial step may appear redundant, it proves instrumental in identifying and rectifying potential errors in the manufacturing and assembly process. Addressing issues early on significantly reduces both time and cost implications in later stages.

Processing

The process of producing mold tooling involves several key steps:

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Design

A detailed design of the mold is created based on the specifications of the part to be produced. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software is often used in this phase.

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Material Selection

The material for the mold is selected based on factors such as the type of production process, the material of the parts to be molded, and the expected production volume.

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Machining

The mold design is translated into a physical mold through precision machining processes like milling, turning, and electrical discharge machining (EDM). CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines are commonly used for high-precision mold machining.

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Heat Treatment

Depending on the material used, the mold may undergo heat treatment processes to enhance its hardness and durability.

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Finishing

The mold surfaces are polished and finished to achieve the required surface quality on the molded parts.

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Assembly

Multiple components of the mold may be assembled, including cores, cavities, and cooling channels.

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Frequently Asked Questions

These frequently asked questions can help better understand Jaycon’s expertise, processes, and approach to confidentiality.

Plastic injection molding is a manufacturing process that involves injecting molten plastic into a mold cavity, allowing it to cool and solidify to form a specific shape. The process is widely used for mass production of plastic parts with high precision and complexity.

Injection molding supports a variety of thermoplastics, including but not limited to polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and more. The choice of material depends on the specific requirements of the part being produced.

The time to produce a mold varies based on factors such as complexity, size, and design modifications. Simple molds may take a few weeks, while more complex or custom molds may require additional time for design, fabrication, and testing.

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