Production characteristics of plastic molds

Time : 2023-4-13 16:57:53

Plastic mold parts have a wide variety, complex shapes, high precision requirements, high material hardness, multiple processes, and short processing cycles. Therefore, the production and manufacturing of plastic molds is difficult. Its production and manufacturing process has the following characteristics:

(1) Plastic mold manufacturing belongs to single piece and multi variety production

Each plastic mold can only produce a specific product, and the mold generally has no universality.

(2) The customer requires a short mold production cycle

Due to the rapid update and fierce market competition of new products, customers may require a short mold production cycle.

(3) The completeness of plastic mold production

When multiple sets of molds are needed for processing a certain workpiece, the various sets of molds are often intertwined and influenced by each other. Only if the overall product is qualified, this series of molds can be considered qualified.

(4) Advanced plastic mold manufacturing equipment

The precision requirements for plastic molds are high, and the processing accuracy of molds depends on machine tool accuracy, processing technology, measurement methods, etc. The mold is widely used for CNC machine tool processing, coordinate measurement and other equipment to control the machining accuracy. The commonly used precision machining equipment for plastic mold manufacturing includes CNC milling machines, machining centers, wire cutting machines, slow wire cutting machines, electric spark forming machines, CNC forming grinders, etc.

(5) Research on Plastic Mold Manufacturing Process

In order to reduce the difficulty of processing and ensure the assembly relationship of related parts on general machine tools, "actual matching method" and "same boring method" are often used for processing, which reduces the interchangeability of parts.

(6) Tight arrangement of plastic mold manufacturing process

In terms of manufacturing process arrangement, the processes are relatively concentrated to ensure the quality and progress of plastic mold processing, simplify management, and reduce process turnover time.

(7) Unique manufacturing and processing methods for plastic molds

The shape of mold working parts is complex, and the material hardness is high. Heat treatment needs to be arranged in the process, commonly used for CNC machining and special machining.