All Your Injection Moulding Questions & Answers
How do I get a mould tool made?
First you need to find a company that can make a mould from your design or can design a mould tool for you one such company is IMT
Is Injection Moulding Appropriate For Your Part?
The geometry of the component part, the volume of parts required, your tooling budget and also the functional operation of the component and just how it will be used is going to influence your concluding decision to go for injection moulding for the component.
What type of products can be made with Injection Moulding?
The moulding course of action is perfectly suited to items that require specified features which includes: Distinctive design attributes - which includes bosses, stiffeners, mounting brackets, alignments, locations etc. 1 piece mould manufacturing
Lower product cost
A tailor-made material specification
Sturdy fatigue capabilities
Robust and tough
Superb strength to weight ratio
Fantastic acoustic and thermal effectiveness
Existing manufacturing incorporates automotive components, engine covers, forklift truck panels, vending machine doors, and products and solutions for the construction industry, areospace and health care industrial sectors and more.
Just what raw materials are widely-used in the compression moulding process?
Sheet moulding compound is predominantly used as the raw content for compression moulding. Sheet moulding compound (SMC) consists of sliced up glass fibre reinforcing strands, fillers, pigments, additives and also resin by means of a matt.
What exactly is the distinction between a mould and a die?
A MOULD is a container of a specific shape into which a melted solid is added and left to set into the shape of the mould. A DIE is a block of material with a particular shape or with a design cut into it that is used for shaping other pieces of material such as coins or for creating patterns.
What Mould Tool Services do you offer?
We offer product design also tool design we can make the mould tool for you and assemble it for you we can also setup a packaging and distribution service for you. If this is the type of service you are after then call our sales for our one stop shop service.
What machine capacity have you got?
We currently offer machine capacity range from 22 T up to 900T. Please give us a call for more details.
Are the Mould Tools designed and built by yourselves?
We design and create all our mould tools using the latest techniques approved to ISO9001-2008. Our UK based engineering team can advise on the best methods and materials.
Which kind of Mould Tool would you suggest steel or alloy?
If your mould is complex with loads of moving parts and money is no object then go for steel, if you require a simple mould and you are on a budget then go for an alloy mould tool. Again give us a call to discuss in more detail your requirements.
Which Process is the most appropriate for my component, injection moulding or vac forming?
This will depend on the thickness of your part and if it is the same thickness if it is more than A4 then use vac forming and if it is less than A4 then go for injection moulding this is a rough guide as other factors can decide on which process to use iif you are unsure then give us a call for advice.