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30 12, 2016

Die Cast Tooling Design and Mold Making


We know only highest quality die cast tooling can produce the high quality castings that customers demand. Our superior tooling capabilities reflect this deep understanding gained from years of experience. Fully staffed and well equipped, our tooling department achieves tolerances that surpass industry standards, providing part accuracy suitable for the most demanding applications, such as for optical or hunting and shooting. Our tool and die makers create solutions for a wide range of material formed applications in all major industries. Customers use our die cast tooling solutions to produce complex, highly cosmetic, flash-free components— from parts for optical, medical, electronic to sports and other applications. Tooling Design Our design engineers use computerized modeling to simulate the filling, cooling and expected shrinkage for complex parts. This allows for thorough evaluation and refinement of the tool design before tool construction begins and ensures the tool will produce [...]

30 12, 2016

Which you choose between 3D printing and Injection Molding


Plastic injection molding and 3D printing are similar — they both primarily produce parts and components from plastic, and they are both capable of high degrees of geometric complexity. However, there are important differences as well. One of the more appealing aspects of 3D printing is the absence of steep initial costs. Because of its need for specially tooled dies, the creation of which is an expensive process, injection molding requires considerable initial costs. Though imposing at first, these startup costs are amortized over the lifespan of the die and the production run — in large volume injection molding projects, the start up costs are amortized over more individual parts, leading to a relatively low per-part cost. Aside from its benefit in terms of initial costs, 3D printing has a number of limitations that the technology has yet to surmount, especially when compared to injection [...]

24 12, 2016

About plastic injection mold you may quote


For plastic injection mold, you may have many questions to quote. Here I list a few questions you may want to ask. Are there CAD drawings and or samples of the part to be quoted? To begin to form an accurate quote, the molder needs to know what you are asking them to make. Detailed dimensional drawings provide information on the size and complexity of the part. A sample or prototype can help the molder begin to determine how to maximize the design for manufacture ability. What is the part intended to do?  Are there chemical or environmental issues the part will be exposed to? The injection molder you are working with needs to understand the end-use application of the part. This explanation will help the manufacturer determine how sturdy the part needs to be and what the wear and tear will be over time.  [...]

21 12, 2016

Drawing mold design picturer you should know


Many people ask me that they need consider when draw the design pictures of die casting mold making. Drawing the assembly diagram as far as possible the proportion of 1: 1, the first start drawing from the cavity, the main view and other views at the same time draw. Die casting mold drawings should include the following: 1) Mold part of the structure 2) Pouring system, exhaust system structure. 3) Sub-surface and sub-module pickup way. 4) The shape of the structure and all connections, positioning, guide the location. 5) Note the cavity height size (not required, as required) and the overall size of the mold. 6) Auxiliary tools (unloading tool unloading tools, calibration tools, etc.). 7) All the parts are numbered in sequence, and the schedule is filled in. 8) Mark the technical requirements and instructions. Mold assembly diagram of the technical requirements Content: 1) [...]

17 12, 2016

Casting Methods and Cast Alloys


Only die casting molding will generally satisfy the mechanical demands of mold inserts that are required for more than just experimental and low-production runs. Furthermore, only steel has an adequate degree of polish ability. Many of the steel grades successfully employed in mold making are amenable to casting. However, it must be borne in mind that castings always have a coarse structure that is not comparable to the transformation structure of foiled or rolled steels. At the macroscopic level,castings have different primal grain sizes between the edge and core zones. There is limited scope for using subsequent heat treatment to eliminate the primary phases that settle out on the grain surfaces during solidification. For these reasons, when making cast molds, it is best to use steel grades that have little tendency to form coarse crystals or to separate by liquation. Not only does die casting [...]

13 12, 2016

Plastic mold common failure form – shrinkage


There exits shrinkage in surface of die cast mold. I will introduce you in details as followings: Features: Shrinkage hole is the surface of the die cast mold surface or the existence of a surface rough hole. There also are a lot of small shrinkage hole, that is, shrinkage. Shrinkage often occurs in the castings near the runner, riser root, thick parts, the thickness of the wall junction and has a large plane of the thickness. Causes: The temperature control of die cast mold does not meet the directional solidification requirements. The choice of paint is improper, different parts of the coating layer thickness control is not good. The casting mold in the position of improper design. Pouring riser design failed to achieve the full complement from the role. Pouring temperature is too low or too high. Control methods: Improving the abrasive temperature. Adjusting the [...]

10 12, 2016

Plastic mold common failure form – Wear and corrosion


Plastic injection mold wear due to thermo setting plastics generally contain a certain amount of solid filler, softened after heating, melting plastic into a "hard spot", punch mold cavity, and the mold cavity surface friction, resulting in type Cavity surface roughing, surface roughness becomes large and lose their luster, which will affect the appearance of plastic parts quality. Therefore, once found on the surface of the mold cavity nap phenomenon, should be promptly removed polishing. And after several polished cavity expansion, strict requirements on the size of plastic injection mold will be out of tolerance and failure. For example, the hardened tool steel bakelite die after a continuous pressure of 1.5 to 25,000, the mold surface wear thickness of 0.01 mm. There are data that mold 80,000 times as a filler of glass fiber plastic mold cavity wear is the amount of ordinary bake lite [...]

6 12, 2016

What can we supply?


Our unique system, proprietary technology platform and a team of expert engineers and mold makers allow us to turn your 3D CAD model into a fully functional prototype or production part using real engineered grade resins, more consistently and affordable than any other rapid injection molding company. It starts with our auto parts mold system. We have developed software to significantly increase the speed of the mold building process. We can reduce a typical mold build time of 6-12 weeks to just a few days. Once the mold is created in a matter of days, it goes through our Proprietary Process Engine; the driving force behind our injection molding process. It carefully analyzes and guides our technicians to ensure optimal conditions to help create your consistent custom molded plastic parts. Our Process Our company is mold maker. Start your project off right with the experience [...]

3 12, 2016

Do you know the history of die casting mold?


The earliest examples of die casting molding by pressure injection - as opposed to casting by gravity pressure - occurred in the mid-1800s. A patent was awarded to Sturges in 1849 for the first manually operated machine for casting printing type. The process was limited to printer’s type for the next 20 years, but development of other shapes began to increase toward the end of the century. By 1892, commercial applications included parts for phonographs and cash registers, and mass production of many types of parts began in the early 1900s. The first die casting alloys were various compositions of tin and lead, but their use declined with the introduction of zinc and aluminum alloys in 1914. Magnesium and copper alloys quickly followed, and by the 1930s, many of the modern alloys still in use today became available. The die casting process has evolved from [...]

30 11, 2016

Do you know digital prototyping about mold making?


Digital prototyping gives plastic molding making designers and engineers the ability to virtually explore a complete product before it is built;so they can design, visualize and simulate products from the conceptual design phase through the manufacturing process. By using a digital prototype, users access real-world performance of a design with less reliance on costly physical prototypes. While simulation has been a part of plastic mold making processes for quite some time, it has historically been used to drive troubleshooting and validation efforts, rather than design. The problem with limiting simulation to these areas is that it focuses on problem fixing and problem-avoidance, rather than on trying to create truly optimized designs. Simulation software should predict and optimize how components will perform throughout each phase of the design and manufacture process. Digital prototyping aims to bring simulation into the process much earlier, so designs can be [...]