Molds (or moulds) are hollow pieces with the details and exterior reliefs of the part to be produced. Normally, two parts or relevant parts can be distinguished in a mold, one part forms or prints the frontal part of the piece and the second one form the rear.
The materials used to build moulds are very diverse and the choice will depend on the process to be used for making de plastic part and the size of the series. Moreover, materials are a primarily and important cost of the project.
Factors to be considered when making a mold
- Choice of the best method of production for your plastic part
- Size and complexity of the part designed
- Product cost (number of units to be made)
- Requirements for surface finish of the workpiece
An equally important factor is the changes that may take place. Introducing changes during the early stages of the project will have a much lower cost than changes in final stages.
Therefore, the success or failure of the project largely depends on a successful mould design. Gestion de Compras offers to customers a broad expertise in all stages of production of the mold and/or plastic parts.