There are several key elements that are essential for creating the perfect plastic part. At R. D. Mould & Industry, our dedicated team of plastic injection molding experts fully understands what it takes to create high-performing, reliable components, and, unlike most other companies, we pride ourselves on being a complete turnkey precision component manufacturer, designing and tooling all parts in-house and carefully overseeing every step of the production process.
Below, we share our key areas of focus in the plastic injection molding process; together, these critical elements allow us to manufacture the ideal plastic part for each of our customers, no matter how complex or unusual the specific application.
First, the design of the mold is critical for ensuring that the plastic injection molding process can produce a high volume of parts with optimal efficiency and consistency. our team of engineers excels in the design of molds that deliver high-quality parts the first time around — eliminating the risk of costly delays and material waste. our engineers have the skills and creativity needed to create any type of custom mold, even for the most challenging situations. Using state-of-the-art technology, including CAD/CAM systems, our team works closely with customers to fully understand each part’s key requirements, including its function, application, relation to other parts, dimensions, and ability to withstand certain elements, pressures, and chemicals.
Tool Designing and Testing
Without a perfect mold, it’s nearly impossible to produce a perfect part. So, at R. D. Mould & Industry, we take great care of our toolmaking procedures. Because toolmaking requires a lot of time and must allow for optimal accuracy, this step often represents the most substantial investment in a company’s manufacturing process. But precise tooling is critical to the success of any plastic injection molding project.
At R. D. Mould & Industry, we specialize in creating high-quality, precision-engineered molds that are built to last. Our toolmaking process focuses on a few main areas to ensure we’re creating the perfect mold:
Solid design and engineering
High-quality stainless steel mold bases and cavities for optimal performance and durability
Use of state-of-the-art equipment for precise machining
Attention to strict quality standards and tight tolerances
We understand that creating a quality precision mold is a significant investment for your company, so we make a concerted effort to maximize your return on investment (ROI) by optimizing the following features.
Core Metal —At The Rodon Group, all of our molds on hand use stainless steel as the core metal. For decades, these molds have been able to withstand the pressure of long production runs while still meeting close tolerances.
Number of Cavities—We look to maximize the number of cavities in the mold to maintain the highest level of productivity.
The Mold Base —We estimate the cost of the base — which holds all of the mold cavities, inserts, and components together — based on its size, as well as the type of steel used to make it and allow for the necessary level of customization.
Core/Cavity Machining — We customize molds through the careful placement of cores, cavities, ejectors, cooling lines, and so on.
Part Complexity —We determine the cost of the mold — based on part complexity — including the surface finish of the final part, and the number of undercuts required.
In this way, we can ensure that your mold will last for many years to come. After taking all of these key features into account, the actual construction of the mold can begin. During the building process itself, our team uses 420-grade stainless steel as our core tooling metal. To maximize toughness, our engineering team crafts every mold with the maximum number of cavities for the highest efficiency possible during production.