Aluminum Molds

While aluminum molds are commonly used to create prototypes or to serve as stopgap bridge tooling, they are starting to receive greater attention for production work. This shop's approach to creating aluminum molds in one day to three weeks is the same for each of these situations.


The aluminum molds PPT creates for prototype and production applications differ in the way undercuts and other part features are executed inside the molds. In nearly all cases, prototype molds use hand-loads to create these features rather than the mechanical slides common to production molds. Hand-loads are machined components that are manually inserted into the ejector side of a mold before each shot. Once the shot is completed, the hand-loads eject with the molded plastic part. An operator removes the hand-loads from the part and reinstalls them into the mold for the next shot.
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