Molding is a manufacturing process where a liquid or malleable raw material is given shape by using a fixed frame under heat and pressure conditions. The mold is a hollow cavity commonly made of metal which is then used to give shape to liquid metal, plastic, ceramic, or glass material.
Different types of molds are used for different purposes. Some may be simple while others may be much more complex. The molds used for different purposes also have different processes to undergo to keep them strong to be able to fulfil their task. While it may sound like a simple thing to do, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind about the mold making process:
If the design and engineering of the mold is not done well, the final product will not be good enough either. The engineering of the mold needs to be done with precision for the process to be a success. If the process fails, the mold fails.
2. Mold bases
The base being used for the mold plays a major role in its strength and durability. The higher the quality of the base, the better the performance of the mold.
If the mold making process takes place on old and obsolete machinery, the result will also be old and obsolete. With modern technology and machinery, there are a lot of ways ways to process this with optimal usage and accuracy.
The mold making process requires a lot of attention to detail and tensity. If there is no accuracy while making it, the mold may collapse mid job and leave you stranded with nothing to do.
The range of molding is vast. Use of the right kinds of molds is important for a perfect end product.