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We've put together a list of most commonly asked questions. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to get in touch.

What is plastic injection mold?
- Plastic injection mold is one of the most popular tools which can be used for producing plastic components. When an injection mold tool is manufactured and loaded on moulding machine, the thermoplastic or thermoset material will be injected into the mold cavities- which we call injection molding. You can get high quantity of identical parts finally.
What information I should provide for you to quote?
- You need to share 2D/3D drawing or part pictures with dimension, part material, part requirement, mold life, mold specification, etc.

- If you have less experience, we will decide mold specification as per your expected volume and your tooling budget.
I don’t know so much about mold. How can i get good molds from supplier?
- Firstly, you need a professional mold manufacturer like us who can provide one-stop service, and have the capabilities to meet and exceed your order request from part concept to mass production.

-Secondly, you need to share 2D/3D drawing/sample, part details, moulding machine specification, etc.
What software you use, and which format you can transfer?
- We use UG and CATIA for 3D design, AUTO-CAD for 2D design, AUTODESK MOLDFLOW for moldflow simulation, and Promil for CAM. The file can be transferred in the format of X-T, STP, STEP, IGS, PRT, DRW, CAD, DXF, PDF, etc.
Can I get trial samples?
- Yes, of course. For every tooling, we will make trials on scheduled dates and get quality parts. These moulded components will be sent to customer for approval prior to higher volume production.
For the components with multi colors or multi material, should I make twin shot mold or overmold?
- There are three main factors you should consider, part requirement, mold budget and machine availability. Twin shot mold always for those who have high requirement on part aesthetics and function, enough budget on mold manufacture, and available moulding machine for 2K/3K molding. In general, twin shot mold is more superior to overmold, except higher price.
What is your smallest and biggest molds you can manufacture?
- Mold tonnage from 50kg to 40T.
How do you ensure mold quality?
- First, ensure design rationality of both part and mold, through feasibility study, moldflow simulation, optical simulation if necessary, steel selection, mold mechanism review, etc.

- Secondly, ensure mold is manufactured as per customer’s TTS (tooling specification sheet) and our quality standard. Project manager and QC engineer will involve to monitor the precision, machining process, timing, fitting, etc.

- Thirdly, make heat treatment or special coating on main inserts for better abrasion resistance.

- Finally, guide or train customer for proper mold running and preventive maintenance.
Any inspection you are doing in In mold manufacturing stage?
- Yes. Incoming material inspection, such as brand, dimension, hardness, certificates, etc.

- Machining inspection, usually CMM inspection before next process to check the precision.

- Pre-trial inspection, as per our Checklist before TO trial to check mold movement, cooling, etc.

- After trial inspection of molds and moulded parts to see the dimension, assembly, aesthetics, optics, etc.

- Overalll inspection before mold shipping, including steel and its hardness, mold appearance, P/L surface and venting, injection system, cooling system, ejection system, mold packing, etc.
How long does it take to build a new mold?
- Actaully, it depends on the complexity of your project and our available capacity at the time. We will always work with you to understand your project timings and objectives and will offer realistic project plans in order to achieve those.
Can you provide measurement data?
- Yes, we have in-house CMM capability. Measurement data for both part and mold can be submitted to you if included in quotation.
What is rapid prototyping tooling and how it works?
- Prototype tooling is a way of creating a prototype from a design or three-dimensional (3D) model. In many regards, it is the same as regular tooling. Traditional tooling techniques usually are used with prototype tooling, but 3D printing also can be used to form the prototype for some needs.

- Prototype tooling is usually for smaller batched of components, with shorter time and less cost, to verify the feasibility, assembly, function, etc.
How many parts does a prototype aluminum tool produce?
- It depends on the complexity of the part. Usually, it can produce 1,000-5,000 shots.