TOOLING & MOLD BUILDING
Mold Design and Mold Building for Efficiency, Longevity and Performance
A successful part starts with a well-designed mold. This complex and precise process determines part manufacturability and lifecycle costs and takes into account the key components of mold design while adhering to a part’s unique specifications.
Considered one of our Five Keys to Success, proper mold design and mold building will help reduce cost, increase quality and optimize performance. We use the latest CAD technology and software to create a robust mold design that’s built to SPI standards, as well as moldflow analysis to evaluate all mold designs and parts prior to development.
As part of the mold trial and qualification process, all part dimensions are reviewed for accuracy. Scientific injection molding is then used to establish consistent and repeatable molding process parameters, which ensures quality parts are produced. All part dimensions are then reviewed for accuracy.
When you require an advanced molding solution to increase production throughput while controlling production costs, look to us for the following:
- Stack molds
- Gas-assist molds
- Unscrewing cores
- High cavitation molds
- Conformal cooling (click here for a related case study)
As a solutions-oriented mold builder, our dynamic tooling and mold-building programs can benefit your next project. Connect with us today to learn how we can innovate together and drive plastic performance forward.
Mold Trials and Qualification
All new plastic injection molds undergo mold trial and qualification to ensure all part dimensions are correct and the mold functions properly. As part of the mold trial and qualification, EVCO Plastics utilizes scientific injection molding to establish consistent, repeatable plastic injection molding process parameters to control the molding process and ensure that consistent quality parts are produced at a lower overall cost.
Mold Transfer Programs
EVCO Plastics has successfully managed numerous mold transfer programs – from one mold to many molds – inspecting and evaluating the molds and getting them up and running quickly and cost effectively. Our program managers oversee the entire process and keep customers informed each step of the way.
Mold Maintenance Programs
Plastic injection molds are an important asset and regular maintenance is important for longevity of the mold and quality of the parts it produces. EVCO Plastics mold maintenance programs are customized on the basis of mold design, complexity and material but typically include daily preventative maintenance, mold inspection and minor and more major mold maintenance – all meeting or exceeding SPI standards.
Overseas Mold Building and Tooling
EVCO Plastics has over 20 years of experience building plastic injection molds in China and has a dedicated mold building and tooling facility in Dongguan, China. Molds are built to US standards with US program management, designed and built for use at any of EVCO Plastics global plastic injection molding facilities. Overseas mold building offers significant cost savings. Molds are built and sampled in China. Part layouts are started while the molds are shipped to our North American facilities. The final Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is then completed at the manufacturing facility.
When plastics matter to your business, partner with EVCO.
Where innovation takes form.