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- Sep 10, 2018 -

Mold design and manufacturing are closely related to plastic processing.

The success or failure of plastic processing depends largely on the mold design effect and mold manufacturing quality, and the plastic mold design is based on the correct plastic product design.

Plastic mold design to consider the structural elements are: 

① parting surface, that is, when the die is closed, the concave die and the punch die in contact with each other.Its location and form of selection, the product shape and appearance, wall thickness, molding method, post-processing technology, mold type and structure, mold release method and molding machine structure and other factors. 

② structural parts, that is, the complex mold slider, oblique top, straight top block.

The design of structural parts is very critical, related to die life, processing cycle, cost, product quality, etc., so the design of complex mold core structure of the designer's comprehensive ability requirements, as far as possible to pursue a more simple, more durable, more economical design scheme. 

③ Mold precision, that is, avoid cards, precision positioning, guide pillars, positioning pins and so on.

Positioning system is related to product appearance quality, mold quality and life, according to different mold structure, choose different positioning methods, positioning precision control mainly depends on the processing, the internal mold positioning is the designer to fully consider, design a more reasonable and easy to adjust the positioning mode. 

The ② gating system, which is the feed channel between the injection moulding machine nozzle to the cavity, includes the mainstream road, the runner, the gate, and the cold feed hole.

In particular, the selection of the gate position should be conducive to the molten plastic in a good flowing state filled with the cavity, the product of the solid-state runner and gate cold material in the opening of the mold easily from the inside of the mould and removed (except Hot runner mode). 

③ plastic shrinkage and factors affecting the dimensional accuracy of products, such as mold manufacturing and assembly errors, mold wear and so on. In addition, in the design of pressure molding and injection molding, you should also consider the molding machine process and structural parameters matching. Computer Aided design technology has been widely used in the design of plastic moulds.


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