Injection mold designs today must meet tough customer specifications, calling for critical fill areas with precision mold designs. Careful planning must be taken when designing complex molds for critical applications, ensuring consistent packing and filling to tight geometric tolerances. A qualified mold design engineer has several important considerations when beginning a complex injection mold construction, beginning with a carefully planned mold design.
CAD/CAM for Mold Design
Computer aided design and manufacturing is a valuable tool for injection mold designers, providing accurate 2D drawings and designs to meet customer specifications. The use of CAD/CAM is beneficial when constructing molds for any industry, especially when designing and constructing injection molds for the automotive industry.
Unigraphics and SolidWorks are two of the most technologically advanced software design programs used to satisfy the complex demands of the automotive industry. Mold Flow Analysis is another valuable tool to identify potentially challenging fill areas, especially when using a specialty resin that may be unfamiliar to the molder.
These computer simulations are part of a thorough Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) set of procedures which ensure a successful mold launch. APQP procedures are critical to the planning phase as following a detailed set of procedures identifies any issues with resin, geometric challenges such as a thin wall or critical dimensions that must remain within +/-.001” for proper functionality.
Michiana Global Mold utilizes CAD/CAM software as part of our thorough APQP procedures, to ensure a quality constructed mold for even the most complex of mold designs. As an ISO registered injection mold making shop, we are experienced with providing a quality mold made to customer specifications, on time and within budget. We work closely with our customers to develop a successful mold launch to meet even the strictest of specifications.
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Michiana Global Mold is an injection mold design and mold making company, constructing precision molds to various industries since 1964. We are an ISO registered injection mold making facility satisfying the strict requirements of the Automotive industry with high quality precision molds. Contact us today for a FREE design consultation.