Communication is a key element in mold development


As bidding in the global market has become commonplace, […]

As bidding in the global market has become commonplace, moldmakers are facing more and more challenges in all aspects of mold development. Shortening lead times, putting pressure on pricing to reduce profit margins, and placing higher demands on quality and longer duty cycles have dramatically changed the norms of today's mold making industry. Producing better quality molds at a faster rate and at a lower cost is the secret to the success of the mold manufacturing industry. Moldmakers are constantly evaluating tools and techniques for mold design to help them achieve these goals.
Testing the mold development process itself is equally important for identifying specialized tools and development platforms and for facilitating the manufacture of molds. This assessment reveals the fact that most moldmakers are aware of the interactions with component designers. They can increase productivity through one aspect of the mold development process that is most likely to save time and cost. This is an interaction between the customer and the blow mould manufacturer. It preserves the best opportunity for moldmakers to increase productivity, which is needed to save time, reduce costs and maximize profits.
While some vendors adopt a parallel strategy to focus on mold development while stimulating component design, for most products, this is usually two separate and sequential processes. From the original component designer to the mold manufacturer, through the evaluation of formability, production issues, estimates and quotations, and customer modifications to the design of the process, the interaction between the two is highly interactive. process. This process is filled with the possibility of delaying production and generating unanticipated costs. Therefore, it is necessary for product developers to communicate effectively with mold manufacturers to achieve consensus, improve product development efficiency, and save unnecessary resource cost waste.