Tool making involves the manufacture and servicing of the mold tools used to make a wide variety of plastic parts. The goal is to provide quality mold tools that produce products that meet or exceed a customer’s expectations. These tools must be designed and built to the highest standards, and they must be properly maintained between runs.
For toolmakers, plastic injection tool making often runs on a “roller-coaster” schedule of busy one moment and slow the next. This is the nature of the industry and successful toolmakers have learned to adapt to these ups and downs. Tools are typically designed in 3D using advanced CAD systems, which cuts down on design times and enables toolmakers to design highly complicated parts. [Read more…]