Optimize part design and mold designThe complexity of the part design drives the tool design. Working with your supplier to optimize both part design and mold design can improve the longevity of the tool and the quality of the part. Often simple feature changes can improve the robustness of the tool, simplify manufacturing, and ensure consistent part quality.
Make the most of your tooling investmentAchieving the “right size” for tooling budgets means optimizing the tooling investment for the type of part and volume required. Over-investing wastes money, but under-investing results in a shorter mold lifespan, supplier reliability issues, and added costs. Added expenses can include reactive tool maintenance while the tool should be producing parts, as well as overall mold maintenance and repair over the life of the tool.