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Mold Spec Guide

Mold Spec Guide

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Mold Specification Guide
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Mold Specification Guide
 
 Table of Contents
PAGE #Definition......................................................................................................3Payment Terms..............................................................................................4General Guidelines.........................................................................................6Preliminary Tool Drawing Requirements...........................................................8Mold Drawings...............................................................................................9Design and Mold Inspection Report................................................................11Tooling Inspection Checklist...........................................................................13Platen Dimensions for Presses #1-5...............................................................16Platen Dimensions for Presses #6-10..............................................................17Sprue Puller Bushings....................................................................................18Standard Sprue Puller for Unfilled Materials.....................................................19Standard Sprue Puller for Glass Filled Materials...............................................20Trapezoidal Runner.......................................................................................21Snap-Tite Connectors....................................................................................22Mold Safety Strap..........................................................................................23Rule of Thumb Formula for Deep Draw Parts..................................................243-Plate Drop Design......................................................................................25
 
SAMPLE MOLDSPECIFICATION GUIDESAMPLE MOLDSPECIFICATION GUIDEMOLD DESIGN &MOLDMAKING SERIES
275 Donohue Rd., Suite 14
Dracut, MA 01826Phone: 978-957-0700
Fax: 978-957-1860
www.traininteractive.com
Email:info@traininteractive.com
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MOLD DESIGN &MOLDMAKING SERIES
Definition
Mold specification guides are used to provide the tool maker with mold designguidelines that the company purchasing the tool uses. Before quoting or designing amold, the tool maker will thoroughly review all requirements set by the customer. Thefollowing is a list of items, along with a brief description, that are typically found in moldspecification guides.
Payment Terms:
This section of the Mold Specification Guide informs the mold makerof the company’s mold purchasing policy. These terms layout when payments will bemade, and what should be included in the quote. To help eliminate confusion, paymentsterms should be agreed upon before any steel or mold components are purchased
General Guidelines
provide recommended design guidelines for aspects of tooldesign including; mold base, ejection, actions, runners, gates, cooling and venting.These should be carefully reviewed by the tool maker before designing the injectionmold.
Preliminary Tool Drawing Requirements
list what items need be inluded, andstates that these drawings must be approved and signed before the mold base or anycomponents are purchased. These initial design concepts are provided by the toolmaker.
Mold Drawings:
Outline the information that should be included on the final tooldrawing, as well as the formats in which the drawings are to be provided to thecustomer.
Design and Mold Inspection Report:
This document is created and filled out by thecustomer to inform the tool maker of which practices and mold features and required.
Tooling Inspection Checklist:
This checklist serves as a reviewing guide for the toolmaker to use during the mold sampling process. This helps prevent small details frombeing overlooked.
 Additional Information:
 Along with the items listed above, many companies willinclude the platen dimensions for presses, runner and gate dimensions, sample molddrawings, preferred mold components, mold strap design, hot runner design, partremoval methods, etc.. Any critical information that may affect manufacturing should begiven to the tool maker.

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