Tool and Mold Making

Tool and Mold Making in Shenzhen, China

— Tool and Mold Making is a very important aspect of manufacturing processes and cannot be taken lightly, as quality part always requires a quality steel mold or tool to generate! The tool is at the heart of the manufacturing process. If properly designed and constructed, a mold will be the key to efficiently producing plastics or metal parts throughout the entire life of the project.

With our experienced toolmakers, GEMS Manufacturing make every stage of tooling management more effective and straightforward – from planning and concept development, through to mold trial, testing, modification and production launch. After the tooling is made and parts are run it doesn’t end there. GEMS has a rigorous maintenance program that keeps the expensive asset clean and healthy, so it will last for the duration of the product lifetime which could be 3-10 years. We are the right mold manufacturer who can well protect your tool to go the extra mile is a priority.

Our Advantages Of Tool & Mold Making Services in China

Early Project Involvement

Early supplier involvement (ESI), partnering together with clients early on in the concept and design phase, is one practical process GEMS has been implementing for years. We support our clients early in the design stage sharing valuable input to optimize the part design for manufacturing and enhance the product performance, serving as an extension of your engineering team.

Detailed DFM Report

Upon project kick off, our engineering team will check carefully to every corner of your part design and within one week to provide a complete DFM (design for manufacturability) report before steel cutting. In the DFM report, we’ll resolve errors or issues that might cause a manufacturing problem down the line.

Close Communication

Close communication is a key strength of our Project Management in tool and mold making service. We will provide a listed tooling development timeline for every new mold, plus weekly PPT report showing the latest progress of each core blocks. For big and complicated project, weekly conference call is recommended for faster connection and better understanding.

Cost Saving And Fast Completion

Molds are built and sampled in China that offers significant cost savings. Our extensive facilities and machining capabilities allow us to build molds quickly, and we have in-house injection molding machines and other production capabilities to test those molds. To deliver you T1 samples and final approval parts in shorter lead time, it provides the possibility to get your molds completed faster. 

Extensive Expertise And Practice

Mold making is a craft and skill that requires lots of practice to become better. Taking into account the key aspects of mold manufacturing while adhering to a part’s unique specifications, the complex and precise mold fabrication processes determine the moulded parts’ manufacturability and lifecycle costs. Our professionals provide unparalleled quality mold manufacturing from concept to completion.

Wide Range Of Mold Buildings

With our integrated services under Contract Manufacturing, we offer plastic injection molds, silicone injection moulds, die casting tools, sheet metal stamping dies and etc, which means you don’t have to split your project and just send everything to us to manage your project smoothly and easily through one contact window.

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    Tool and Mold Making Processes

    Making molds is a complex manufacturing that demands a lot of knowledge and expertise. Despite the fact that every mold is unique, a typical mold can be fabricated going through for a consequence of processing steps that look like this:

    1. Mold flow analysis and DFM report
    Upon tooling kicked off, we will soon begin a preliminary feasibility study of the parts to determine the part line, gate positions, etc.

    2. Mold design and BOM list
    A mold consists of two primary halves, the fixed half of the mold (Cavity half) and the moving half of the mold (Core half).

    3. CNC and EDM machining
    Mold components and inserts are constructed through two main processing methods: CNC and EDM machining. Using our state-of-the-art technologies, the mold design and manufacturing processes are both highly automated and well integrated with each other.

    4. Mold trial for T1 sample
    With the newly created molds ready, we will conduct mold trials to test its performances. More importantly, we will check carefully on the T1 sample with full dimension report.

    5. Mold turn-in and ECN fulfillment
    We evaluate the mold design and make necessary modifications in light of our detailed review of the T1 or T2 sample. In some occasions, the client raise ECN request that requires mold change as well.

    6. Mold approval
    After a mold is functionally operational and capable of making the part for which it was designed and built to print, we will apply mold approval from customer with a strict validation process.

    The Key Asset Values For High Quality Mold

    • Advanced tool design standards
    • Balanced runner systems
    • Effective cooling channels
    • Scientific venting
    • Preferred gating (sizing, location and type)
    • Tight tolerances
    • Technical slides and lifters
    • Correctly drafted cores (fixed, floating, collapsible)
    • Cold & hot runners, tips, systems
    • Wear parts’ lubrication
    • Preventive Safeguard devices
    • Easy maintenance

    Balanced Properties For Part In Mold Making

    • Dimensional stability
    • Impact, toughness, durability,
    • Light weighting
    • Integration of components
    • Improved functionalities
    • Total cost efficiency
    • Ease of design & differentiation
    • Unique and consistent color
    • Thinner components
    • Higher flow materials with comparable or improved properties
    • High gloss, aesthetics, scratch resistant and bright white materials

    Precision in Mold Making: General Mold Standards & Classifications

    Why GEMS MFG?

    Integrated Factory Resources

    We are your one-stop manufacturing solution provider for customized products with the joint effort & support from our 120 partnership subcontractors mainly for the production of metals & plastics. We can expand much faster but the top management decide to keep GEMS a compact, dedicated and professional company, which allows our team to really focus and deliver on your projects without any excuse or compromise. We strive to be a long-term, reliable and trustworthy partner of our customers rather than just being a contractor, and look forward to growing the company with customers’ success.

    Manufacturing Veteran Team

    With the passing years, we are proud to build up a manufacturing veteran team with rich experience and full expertise to fulfill your specific demand. From mold making, injection molding, die casting, stamping and sheet metal, to 2nd processes like CNC machining, oil spraying, powder coating and chrome plating, and then assembling and packaging and related, we always have someone in house to be an expert to resolve the issues in different stages of product development. We also specialize in providing charger, cable and hub, plus other electronic accessories that support a complete set of product.

    Strong Project Management

    “Think global, execute local” is the principle of our work. Time, quality and cost are the three key elements to be considered throughout the product development from concept design to mass production. A detailed plan with weekly conference call update is a critical gateway to ensure these three key elements are successfully implemented, also assuring that all parties are on the same page. Communication is the Secret to Success . Everyone works independently to take care his own job, but together we are a team to get things done and are your daily eyes and ears onsite in China.

    Flexible Operation & Customization

    We offer a wide variety of products, such as mold, component and assembly product, and certain value-added services. For logo or branding product, we have in house resources to complete a color mix that can perfectly match a brand’s unique colors in fast and cost-effective way. Understood the client needs production parts but having a hard time to find a vendor since the order quantity is as low as 1000 or lower. GEMS is well set up for low volume injection molding or die casting projects. Surely our team is also capable of building SPI Class 101 mold that is designed & made for 1 million cycles or more of producing the same high quality parts consistently.

    Tool and Mold Making Industries We Serve

    When talking about molds and tooling, you may probably think of components that are made using the manufacturing processes like injection molding, die casting or stamping. A reliable mold is fundamental for producing precision and flawless parts in the long run for large quantity. So building the right mold or tool at first time is critical to the success of whatever manufacturing solution it is going to be applied to. These parts can be used for a number of different purposes across different fields and industries, including automotive, consumer, medical, healthcare and mother/baby care goods, also safety and special applications.

    Keep in mind that the tooling performance has a direct impact on the end product’s quality, as well as the expenses and lead time associated with the entire process. As a result, if you are in charge of the new product introduction, you are assumed to pay extreme care on the proper tool and mold making. Customers benefit from GEMS’s decades of experience and expertise in modern mold fabrication technology, as well as proven procedures and integrated services with metals and plastics. Ranging from prototyping to low volume high mix to high volume order demand, we offer custom-made tool and mold building services to clients across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

    Tool and Mold Making Capabilities

    Plastic mold / Plastic mould

    Silicone mold / Rubber mould

    Die casting tool / Die cast mold

    Sheet metal stamping tool

    Progressive die / Progressive tool

    Soft mold / prototype mold

    Injection mold / Injection mould

    2K mold / Two shots mold

    LSR Mold / Liquid silicone rubber mold

    HCR Mold / Solid silicone rubber mold

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