Successful mold making is based on 3 main factors. It depends on the steel used, the mold material, the designs and the environment in which it is made. The different mold materials used and the type of machine that you use contribute substantially to the success of your final product. The injection mold making process is complex, right from the initial design to the end result. It is important to have a thorough knowledge of each aspect of the process to understand which parts have an effect on the quality of the injection mold.
Here is the look at some of the important factors:
When it comes to quality molds, what goes inside is of utmost importance for a good final product. The steel used for the process should be of a certain criteria and specific grade and criteria. The type used also depends on the scale of the project. While smaller projects can suffice with aluminium, bigger projects might require higher quality steel.
The type of material used for plastic injection molding also affects the finish and the use of your mold. Different products require different quality thermoplastics. Also the wrong plastic can also crumble upon impact if it isn’t utilised properly. Polypropylene, polyethylene, and high impact polystyrene are a few of the examples of mold materials that are often used. These are available in the form of pellets before melting in the injection mold for processing.
The design and the structure of the mold should be such that it holds the material properly. Important factors here are:
Should handle shrinkage
Maintain Mold temperature
Opening and closing should be easy
Should not risk the serviceable life of the machine
Should be able to improve efficiency and production costs
It is important to keep the environment clean and sanitized so as to prevent contamination. This is all the more important in case of pharmaceutical products.
What are the things that need to be taken care of?
Clean rooms utilising air filters
Protective gear such as gloves, goggles, hairnets etc which prevents the operating staff from contaminating the mold with fibers or hair.
A clean environment ensures uniform quality products for consumers. These are some of the most important aspects of successful Mold Making.