The future development trend of plastic molds


1. High quality Use multi-element co-infiltration and c […]

1. High quality
Use multi-element co-infiltration and compound infiltration instead of single-element infiltration to process the mold surface. For coating on the surface of the mold, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, physical chemical vapor deposition, ion infiltration, ion implantation and other methods can be used to prepare the coating.

2. High precision
The high-speed scanning machine and the mold scanning system provide many functions from the model or the actual scanning to the processing of the desired model, which greatly shortens the mold development and manufacturing cycle.

3. High efficiency
(1) Wide use of high-speed cutting processing technology
It is generally used for large-scale cover molds, and its surface processing accuracy can reach 0.01mm. The mold surface after high-speed milling and finishing can be used with only a little polishing, which saves a lot of time for grinding and polishing. High-speed cutting processing greatly shortens the mold-making cycle, thereby improving the market competitiveness of products.

(2) Combination of rapid prototyping technology and rapid molding technology
Combining rapid prototyping technology and rapid tooling technology in mold manufacturing, that is, using rapid prototyping technology to make prototypes of product parts, and then quickly manufacturing molds based on the prototype. The cost of applying this technology from mold design to manufacturing is only 1/3 of the traditional method. Rapid prototyping is used to cast silicone rubber molds, which are used to reproduce a small amount of plastic parts, which is very suitable for trial production of products. The use of aluminum to make injection molds can shorten the injection cycle by 25-30%, greatly reduce the weight of the mold, and reduce the grinding and polishing time by half.

4. Innovation power
In order to strengthen competitiveness, the production of foreign mold steel has shifted from being scattered to concentrated, and many companies have merged across borders. In order to better compete, these companies have built complete and technologically advanced mold steel production lines and mold steel scientific research bases, and formed several world-renowned mold production and scientific research centers to meet the rapidly developing mold industry.