While the use of standard parts in mold tools has many advantages, it can take a long time to incorporate them in to mold tool designs as a. great deal of information has to be looked up in the catalogues. This applies whether a CAD system is being used or not. Each of the parts used must be listed accurately on the drawing, referring to correct codes and sub codes used to identify individual components.

The situation changes dramatically, however, when the standard mold parts CAD software is used. This permits the whole library of parts in the catalogues to be quickly viewed on screen and automatically drawn in for the designer. This represents a great saving in time and is by far the most efficient way of incorporating standard items into a design.
Despite the effort involved with manually incorporating standard parts into designs, the overall mold design/tool making cost-effectiveness cannot be disputed.

All tools should be designed using the standard parts for the use of standard parts in mold tools has many advantages, it can take a long time to incorporate them in to mold tool designs as a. great deal of information has to be looked up in the catalogues. This applies whether a CAD system is being used or not. Each of the parts used must be listed accurately on the drawing, referring to correct codes and sub codes used to identify individual components.

The situation changes dramatically, however, when the standard mold parts CAD software is used. This permits the whole library of parts in the catalogues to be quickly viewed on screen and automatically drawn in for the designer. This represents a great saving in time and is by far the most efficient way of incorporating standard items into a design.
Despite the effort involved with manually incorporating standard parts into designs, the overall mold design/tool making cost-effectiveness cannot be disputed.
All tools should be designed using the max number of standard parts that can be incorporated (sensibly) into the mold tool design.

Tool making Using Standard Parts
Toolmakers are very highly skilled individuals and all tool making operations are expensive. It makes sense, therefore, to maximize the use of tool making skills in producing the cavity forms and punches rather than in simple machining operations. Using parts that are manufactured to guaranteed quality allows toolmakers to concentrate on these more ‘demanding areas’ of the tool construction.It also allows expensive plant and equipment to be used to greater cost-effectiveness and permits a greater throughput of tools with shorter deliveries.

Typical mold tool components:

  • Standard mold bases, plates and ancillary components make tool manufacture more cost-effective.
    Tool lead times are reduced
    Tool making skills may be concentrated on the impressions*
    Tool costs are reduced,
    Quality is guaranteed for a number of standard parts that can be incorporated (sensibly) into the mold tool design