A Mold is a hollow-out block, which is full of plastic, glass, metal or ceramic raw materials such as liquid or viable material.
The liquid becomes harder or set within the mold by adopting its shape..
Molding is a process of construction by shaping liquid or digestible raw material by using a hard frame called mold or matrix.
It may have been created using a pattern or model of the final object itself.
There are many ways of molding. These include:-
- Blow Molding
- Powder Metallurgy Plus Sintering
- Compression Molding
- Extrusion Molding
- Injection Moulding
- Reaction injection Molding
- Matrix Molding
- Rotational Molding (or rotomolding)
- Spin casting
- Transfer Molding
MOSTLY USED METHODS:-
Injection Molding is a manufacturing process for the production of parts by injecting the molten material.
It can be done primarily with a host of materials, including metals, Glasses, Elastomer, and most commonly Thermoplatics and Thermosetting Polymers
SIX BEST PRACTICE FOR MOLD DESIGN:-
A few key mold design strategies can go a long way in improving your mold building operations and customer support.
The success of a mold manufacturer boils down to its ability to deliver high quality products at the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. Following are some mold design best practices that will help you achieve these goals.