Steps to Take When Specifying and Purchasing a MoldDate: August 27, 2014
Time: 11:00AM PDT | 2:00PM EDT
About this webinar:
Specifying and purchasing a mold is a team effort; no one person can do it alone. This webinar will discuss what first has to be done before going out and purchasing a mold.
Topics will include:
- Tooling strategy – using a prototype to launch a product or immediately go into production.
- How many cavities are necessary – you want to buy neither excess nor insufficient cavitation. You only want to buy the tooling once.
- Not only do you want to consider what type of mold you’ll build, you also need a partner on your team to help you consider what equipment it will run in and if your chosen vendor has it.
- Who do you want to mold your part?
- Who is responsible for ‘shrinkage’?
- When should you choose a hot runner, cold runner, or sprueless runner using an extended nozzle?
- Do you have a ‘tooling agreement’ spelling out basic construction, terms of payment, qualifications, terms of payment, authorized and non –authorized changes, definitions of tryouts?
- Who pays for routine maintenance?
- The “hold harmless’ agreement – what happens with a product failure.
- Common (inexpensive) tool construction practices that will slow your mold’s cycle time and how to avoid them.
PlasticsToday, UBM Canon