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About mold for plastic injection

Mold can be a big issue when it comes to plastic injection. In order to produce high-quality parts, it is important to understand the basics of mold and how it can affect the process.

What is mold for plastic injection?

Mold is the most important tool for plastic injection. It is used to form the plastic parts and components. The type and design of the mold will determine the quality of the molded parts. The mold must be able to withstand the high temperatures and pressures of the injection process. It must also be able to produce the desired shape and size of the parts.

What factors affect the choice of mold type?

There are many factors that can affect the choice of mold type. The most important factors are the type of plastic, the shape of the part, and the required accuracy.

The type of plastic can impact the choice of mold type. For example, thermoset plastics can’t be melted and reshaped, so they require a different mold type than thermoplastic plastics.

The shape of the part can also affect the choice of mold type. Parts with complex shapes or features that need to be reproduced with high accuracy can require a more expensive mold type.

The required accuracy can also impact the choice of mold type. Some mold types are more accurate than others, so it’s important to choose the right type for the job.

How is the quality of the mold ensured?

In order to ensure the quality of the mold, a number of factors must be considered. The first is the material that is to be used to create the mold. The material must be strong and durable so that it can withstand the heat and pressure of the casting process. The material must also be able to produce a accurate mold. The second factor is the design of the mold. The design must be carefully planned so that the mold can be easily produced. The third factor is the manufacturing process. The process must be carefully controlled to ensure that the mold is produced accurately.

Main Quality Control Procedures

TKB has independent quality control department to control every quality inspection step from incoming material, production process, assembly, packing, as well as cargo shipment. We have established quality evaluation program for each process to assure best quality and most professional service to our customers.
We carry out full inspection reports like monthly/seasonal/yearly quality analysis report, CPK, FAI, IQ, OQ, PC, PPAP, PFMEA etc.
1.DFM quality control
2.Mold flow quality control
3.Mold steel hardness check
4.Electrodes Inspection
5.Core and Cavity Inspection
6.Pre-assembly Inspection
7.Trial Report and Sample inspection
8.Production process quality control
9.OQC inspection

Supply Chain Support

Extended quality insurance from worldwide branded suppliers to insure good quality and after-sales service to your molds and molded parts.
Mold Steel suppliers: Assab, Bohler,Buderus,Daido,Finkl,Groeditz, Hitach, LKM Steel, Saartahl, Schmolz+bickenbach
Mold Base: LKM, Mingli
Hot Runner: DME, Incoe, Inglass, Mold Masters, Yudo, Hasco, Syventive, Husky
Hydro-Cylinder: Parker, HPS, Merkle
Plastic Materials: Dupont, Chimei, LG, Basf, Bayer, DSM,Borealis,Formosa.
Texture: Mold Tech Yicksang

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FAQ

Date:2021-8-10

FAQ/ Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

As a plastic mold and injection molding company in China, we prepared answers for following most frequent asked queries for you, for more queries are always be here for you.

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1. What info needed to get a correct mold quotation? How fast does it take to quote a project?

1)2D or 3D product drawing is needed for a mold quote;

2) If special requirement on mold steel, mold life, cavity quantity, hot runner requirement, part material, forecasted year quantity. Complete information will help to a most suitable cost effective, value added mold solution.

3) Normally take 2 working days to quote a new mold project seriously, and expedite quote is also available.

 

 

2. What’s the payment condition in TKB Mold?

1) New customer for mold: T/T 50% deposit, 50% against sample approval.

2) Mold modification: 100% upon sample approval.

3) Injection molding parts: 50% deposit, 50% before shipment.

4) VIP customer special terms: to be negotiated.

 

 

3. What’s the price terms/freight TKB mold will offer?

  • Normally TKB will offer ex-work TKB price for injection mold and plastic parts.
  • Free mold trial shotting samples free of charge and with freight to collect.
  • VIP customer special terms: to be negotiated.

 

 

4. What’s lead-time for a plastic mold and injection molding processes?

  • Injection mold lead-time counted from mold drawing approval and receipt of deposit to first mold trial(T1), and the difficulty of the molds determines how much time is needed, normally 20 to 60 days.
  • Injection molding lead-time counted from sample approval and receipt of deposit to production finish, order quantity determines how much time is needed, normally 7 to 15 days.

 

 

5. Will TKB send DMF to customer?

Yes,TKB Mold will send DFM (design for manufacturing) analysis and even mold flow analysis prior to the start of mold construction for customer review/approval.

 

 

6. Will TKB send mold design for approval?

After DMF approval, TKB will send the mould design for approval, and TKB will not start steel-cut before getting customers written approval of mold design.

 

 

7. How many plastic samples will be free provided?

TKB normally would provide 10~20 shots first mold trial shooting samples with gate(if have) free of charge according to the size of the parts, it would be freight to collect.

 

 

8. Which side provides plastic resin for injection mold trial?

TKB can provided plastic resin, if needed customer can provide the plastic resin the same.

 

 

9. How to make sure of quality before shipment?

shipment can be arranged only after TKB QC inspection PASS, or customer QC inspection PASS, or third-party inspection PASS if required. And TKB will always be there to provide full support.

 

 

10. How will TKB keep record of all mold data.

TKB will keep record of all final approved 2D, 3D mold drawing, modifications document, and send to customer for file to avoid future confusion in case engineering change is needed.

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