Mould Tool Design
The design of an injection mould tool is a crucial element in the success or failure of a product and at Pentagon this element is given our full consideration at an early stage.
Our many years of experience allow us to offer the best advice to our customers on the most suitable tooling configuration but is dependent on having as much information as possible provided to us.
The information that we would require at the initial quotation stage would be:
- Component drawing, model , sketch or product sample
- Product specification such as application and operating environment
- Product base material (if specified)
- Annual usage or potential batch sizes
At this stage we would work with you to evaluate the design of the product for ease of manufacture and to identify any potential cost savings in the initial tool configuration. This will enable us to complete the initial review stages and if our quotation is successful then the following information would be required to allow us to complete the full design process:
- 2 Drawings (DWG or DXF Format )
- 3D Cad Data (Step, IGES or Parasolid Format)
- Confirmation of base Raw Material & Colour
- Crucial Dimensions for Inspection (Maximum of 5 key measurements)
- Confirm the contact details for queries and updates
How do we design a mould tool?
Having established the information required to offer our initial quotation, reviewed the product for ease of manufacture and worked with you to identify any potential cost savings; we need to produce a Tool Specification document.
This document then provides our in-house, or outsourced trusted Tool Design partners, with the required information to produce a full design to our exact specification. Modular insert tooling systems and basic mould tools are usually designed in-house with our expert partner used to draft the more technically challenging Cad work.
The stages of the tool design are detailed below:
- Tool Specification
- Mould Tool Schematic Layout
- Schematic Review through to Approval
- Full 3D Cad Design (Technical Tooling)
- Detailed 2D Tool GA (General Assembly) and Detail for manufacture
After this final stage, our skilled in-house Toolmakers will commence the tool build through to completion.