Toolmakers also are precision machinists who can make practically anything from a drawing or a computer model.
They take great care with their work as the tiniest error can have very bad effects in the end result of tool or component. An Injection Mould, or other device is also called a tool, hence the name toolmaker.
We can discuss with you what tooling you would need, it's approx. cost and the time to have a prototype made or the mouldings from a tool. We can also advise on the part design and any post moulding processes like assembly, printing or metalising etc.
We take great pride in helping our customers through the complex and often unfamiliar route to getting a new product made. We know plastic tools and moulding.
After machining is finished, there is often considerable hand work to do to polish, fit moving parts together accurately, and prepare the mould for a special heat-treatment process to ensure the mould will work smoothly for a very long time.
The water cooled mould remains closed while the part cools from over 200 degrees down to approx 30 degrees and as the mould opens, the firmed part is ejected from the mould and falls into a box or is grasped by a robotic arm.
Over the years we've answered lot's of questions from people who have wondered about where all the plastic parts come from, how they are made or how they can advance their own idea - here's some of the answers.