Rapid Tooling-Mold design

Mold design refers to the digital design of enterprise mold, including cavity mold and cold die, on the basis of traditional mold design, fully apply the digital design tools, improve the quality of mold design, shorten the mold design cycle.

 

Mold is a kind of industrial product which is formed by a certain way through a specific structural form, and it is also a production tool which can produce parts of industrial products with certain shape and size requirements in batches. From airplanes and cars to tea cups and nails, almost all industrial products must be molded. The high precision, high consistency and high productivity of producing parts by mold are incomparable to any other processing methods. Mold to a large extent determines the product quality, efficiency and new product development ability. So the mold has “the mother of industry” honorary title.

 

Design step editing

1. On the design of mold product feasibility analysis, computer case, for example, using design software components of the product drawings for assembling analysis, namely we say work plans, to ensure the correctness of each product before the mold design drawings, on the other hand can be familiar with the importance of components in the whole case, to determine the key size, so good in the mold design, the specific method of floor here don’t do is introduced in detail.

2. After product analysis to the work, analyze the product adopt what kind of mold structure, and the product process, determine the work content, each process and using design software for product development, generally from the following project forward when products, such as a product requirements five process, while the stamping done when products from product drawings to four project, three projects, two projects, a project, and after a graphic before a copy and then to the work of a project, which has completed five engineering products, and then a detailed work, note that this step is very important, Need special care at the same time, this step is done well, will save a lot of time in map mold, was determined by the content of stamping of each project, including in the forming die, product material thickness outside threats, to determine the size of intensive use, method for product launch is no longer here, will be introduced in the product expansion method.

3. Inventories, in accordance with the product expansion plan preparation, determine the template size in the drawings, including the fixed plate, stripper plate, intensive, inserts, etc., pay attention to the direct material in product development, it is of great benefit to draw die is, I see there are a lot of mold design personnel directly on the product expansion plan manual calculation to prepares materials, this method is of low efficiency and draw the template size directly on the drawings, expressed in the form of assembly drawing, on the one hand, can complete the preparation, on the other hand, in the mold the parts work, save a lot of work, Because in the work of drawing each component only need to add positioning, pin, guide column, screw hole in the preparation drawing.

4. After the completion of the materials can be fully into the mold figure drawing, to make a drawing, the materials of components, such as to join the screw holes, guide pin hole, positioning hole and hole, and various in punching die hole to the cutting wear silk hole, in the forming die, lower die forming clearance, must not forget, so all the work after the completion of a product’s mold figure is mostly done by 80%, the other must be noticed in the process of mapping the mold: Each working procedure, refers to the production, such as bench marking, wire-cutting wait for different machining processes are complete is made layer and so on line and drawing management has a lot of advantages, such as color, such as the distinction between the size of the label is also a very important work, is also the most troublesome work, because is a waste of time.

5. In the above drawing is finished, in fact also can’t issue drawings, still need to check mold drawings, all the accessories group, different mold for each piece of plate production of different layers, and in the same benchmark as guide pin hole until the mold assembling analysis, and the products in each process graph set into the assembly drawing, make sure that the template hole position is consistent and bending position of the lower die clearance fit is correct.

If you need to do mold design for your rapid tooling projects, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] to get a free quote. 

Author: Chris Na