How to Work

How We Proceed

From an injection mold order confirmed to completed, we have a standard procedure to follow, it makes both internal and our customers to be always clear about where we are, we garantee the transition of each step are easy and smooth, this is how we we start and compelte your injection mold project:

 

1. Consultant and quotation

Since our business is all about customization to meet exact demand exclusively, so understand the unique requirements from each of our customers is very important, generally we cooperate in 2 ways: injection mold making only or contract molding( molds+ plastic parts), both ways are welcome, actually our sales manager would propose you the better choice for your case or present you both options so you can compare and make right choice. To get a quotation, you must be able to provide:

Basic information

▪Material
▪Color
▪Finish

Drawing

▪3D drawing (STEP, IGS, X-T)
▪2D drwing (PDF, SXF, DWG)
▪Physical samples
▪Pictures

Demand

▪Demand quantity forecast
▪Application description


Packing requirement

▪Retail packing
▪PE bags+carton box


2. Mold design and manufacturing

Step 1, Kick off meeting, DFM report

 

Once order confirmed and finalized 2D/3D part drawings or physical samples received from customer, project manager holds kick off meeting to review all data with mold designers and mold makers.

 

DFM report contains all the necessary information about part design optimizaiton like proper draft angle, wall thickness analysis,warpage analysis, etc. It also determines the concept of mold design and manufacture process, mold design details will be disscused and decided such as injection machine adoptation, gating and filling method, ejection, layout of cavitation, mold parting line, cooling line. Special structure features like sliders, angle lifters, finish of mold core and cavity, engraving, etc.

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Step 2, Injection mold design

 

▪ After all details in DFM have been discussed through, mold design starts and will be completed and provided to customer within 2-3 days depends on the complexity and size of the mold.


▪ Mold requirements in details from the customer is welcome.

 

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Step 3, Mold manufacturing

 

▪ Send mold design to customer for approval, it might take 1-2 rounds back and forth to discuss and determine the detail depends on how much you know the injection mold, for contract molding project, you can just leave the details to us, we are responsible for the mold quality.
After mold design is approved, we order mold steel, mold base and accessories for manufacturing.

A process report showing all the manufacturing process plans will be submitted, we will stick to the plan and provide weekly report to keep you updated with the manufacturing process until it’s completed.

Injection mold making lead time usually is 3-6 weeks depends on mold size, complexity.

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Step 4, Frist time mold trial out

 

The first time’s mold trial tells if all the mechanisms of mold work properly, geometry of part is correct, we will verify mold cooling system, mold injection system, mold ejection system, filling performance etc.

After proper modification, T1 molded plastic samples will be submitted to customer together with dimension report, injection molding parameter, sampling report, normally it is 95%+ of perfection.

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Step 5, Improvements and second time trial out

 

Get feedback from the customer regarding the sample verification, mostly are for functionality, appearance, dimensionally, etc. We will do mold moldification to address the mentioned issues one by one. After corrections, we will apply the texture/polishing, add engraving, remake the samples and send them for final approval.

The aim is 1-2 times sampling before injection mold is approved.

Sometimes part design adjustments from the end customers lead to mold modification.

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Step 6, Thorough verification piror to shipping

 

▪ A thorough checking before shipping and keep it in record.

▪ Do a small automatically run and CPK report study to make sure tooling stability.

▪ Ensure no issues while the injection mold runs in our customer’s factory.

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Step 7, Packing and preparation for shipping

 

▪ Packing the mold with wooden box, if the mold shipped by sea, pay special attention to the vacuum packing to prevent it from getting rusty.

▪ Packages include all 2d/3d mold design drawings, NC programming data, copper, spare parts, interchangeable inserts, etc.

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Step 8, After serivice

 

Follow up the work performance of the mold in customers’ factory and provide necessary services.

▪ We provide free replacements or cover the extra cost for any damages occurred due to non-operation causes for export mold.

▪ For injection mold that stays in house for molding production, we provide lifetime warranty.

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3. Molding production

Quality standard established
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Set up for injection molding
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Quality Audit
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Packing and shipping
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After service
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Injection molding design

According to samples acceptance process,mold engineers create acceptance standard including packing method,material verification, out looking, measurement,tolerance, assembly test, functionality test etc.

Submit acceptance standard report to customer for approval.

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Plastic resin and injection mold preparation,injection machine reservation.

Set up the mold and adjust injection parameter for stable production.

IPQC in the production process according to golden samples/acceptance standard.

T1 sampling

Conduct final inspection according to the acceptance standard established.

Submit inspection report to customer prior to shipping.

packing

We provide various shipping services and terms.

Carton box and pallet packing to ensure safety.

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We guarantee consistent high quality.

Reaction on claim immediately, solve problem first,negotiation later.

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