At Moldie, we specialize in Plastic Injection Mold Design and understand how crucial it is for the construction and production of molds. We recognize that a well-thought-out design can significantly reduce mold construction time and costs, while also making molding more efficient. Our expertise as a professional mold manufacturer extends beyond just manufacturing, as we also excel in smart design. We assist our clients with designing and optimizing both their parts and molds, ensuring a seamless and efficient manufacturing process.
Process of Plastic Injection Mold Design
After receiving 2D/3D part drawings from our customers, our engineers analyze the part’s structure to get an initial idea of the mold structure. This is usually done with Design for Manufacturing (DFM).
DFM and Moldflow Analysis
Before the plastic injection mold design, we conduct detailed Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Moldflow Analysis to define the mold’s parting line, sliders, lifters, ejectors, draft angles, injection gates, runners, and other related information. We discuss this phase with our customers to check if the part needs any optimization for feasibility and to reach an agreement on how the mold will be designed.
After the DFM is confirmed, we start the plastic injection mold design according to the DFM and the customer’s mold specification. Generally, it takes one to two workdays to finish the mold design, and the mold design needs to be approved by our customer mold construction work.