Mold is an equipment that produces the same parts as quickly as possible and keeps the human power to a minimum. Before starting the mold design, the production method is determined and the material of the part is selected.
PLANNING AND DESIGN
Mold manufacturing starts with planning and design. In the planning and design of mold manufacturing, there are some necessary questions that must be answered to produce successful parts. “How is the part to be used?” “How does it fit to other parts in the assembly?”, “What loads will it experience when in use?”.
Apart from functional and structural issues, processing issues play a large role in the design of the mold. How the molten plastic or metal enters, fills, and cools. How ejectors and sliders (if there are) work. We are ready to offer our planning and design expertise at the request of our clients.
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Here’s how the mold manufacturing process works in brief:
1) Plastic Mold Types
A) Plastic injection mold
It is the molds in which the most plastic type is produced according to the purpose of use. The plastic raw material melted in the injection barrel and then injected with high pressure inside the mold. Plastic takes the shape of the mold and cools inside the mold. The duration of this process is short enough to be measured in seconds. Plastic parts with precise dimensions can be produced. Inappropriate products can be recycled and injected again.
B) Thermoform (Vacuum) Mold
In this molding method, Plastic material is shaped as sheet. It is heated and ensured that the product takes mold’s form by being absorbed on the mold with vacuum.
C) Blow Mold
Bottles are the best examples of these products. The melted plastic tube is trapped between the mold as it flows through the stove and is pressured from one point into the mold. It takes the shape of a plastic mold and cools inside the mold.
D) Extrusion mold
The plastic melted in the extrusion barrel then continuously flowed through the mold and cooled with air or water at the exit of the mold.
Window door profiles, hoses, cables etc. are produced with this method.
2) Metal injection mold (Die casting)
It is used in the production of aluminium and zamak type soft metals. The same method is used with plastic injection molds. It is separated from plastic injection molds with runner type and overflow pockets. Production is made in two types of injection machines as hot chamber and cold chamber.
3) Die forging
Metals are heated and pressed between a mold, so that the metal take the shape of the mold.