What is the production process of the mold?
A mold is a model, and products are made according to this model, but how the mold is produced may not be answered by most professionals except for the mold. Molds have played an irreplaceable role in our lives, and most of our daily necessities are inseparable from molds. Such as computers, telephones, fax machines, and keyboards. Not to mention plastic products such as cups, etc. In addition, the covers of automobiles and motorcycle engines are also made of molds, and more than 20,000 molds are used for a single car. Therefore, the role of modern life molds is irreplaceable, as long as mass production is inseparable from molds.
The following is a brief introduction to the modern mold production process:
1. ESI (Earlier Supplier Involvement): This stage is mainly a technical discussion between customers and suppliers on product design and mold development, the main purpose is to allow suppliers to clearly understand the product The designer's design intent and precision requirements also allow product designers to better understand the ability of mold production and the process performance of products, so as to make more reasonable designs.
2. Quotation: including the price of the mold, the life of the mold, the turnover process, the required tonnage of the machine, and the delivery time of the mold. (A more detailed quotation should include product size weight, mold size weight, and other information.)
3. Order (Purchase Order): customer orders, the issuance of deposits, and the acceptance of supplier orders.
4. Production Planning and Schedule Arrangement: At this stage, it is necessary to reply to the customer for the specific date of the delivery of the mold.
5. Mold design (Design): The design software that may be used are Pro/Engineer, UG, Solidworks, AutoCAD, CATIA, etc.
6. Purchasing materials
7. Mould processing (Machining): The processes involved generally include turning, gong (milling), heat treatment, grinding, computer gong (CNC), electric spark (EDM), wire cutting (WEDM), coordinate grinding (JIG GRINDING), Laser engraving, polishing, etc.
8. Mold assembly (Assembly)
9. Trial Run
10. Sample Evaluation Report (SER)
11. Model Evaluation Report Approval (SER Approval)