You have just started your business and have set out to […]
You have just started your business and have set out to find injection mould companies in your area. Perhaps you are aware that China is the largest supplier of Moulds. But, have you considered the other countries that manufacture injection mould products in large quantities. There are a number of countries in the world, where injection moulding is done - India is one of them - that produce high quality and low cost goods every year.
In recent years, China has emerged as a major provider of plastic injection moulds. Moulds are used in everything from personal moulds to the production of plastic plates for industries such as cars and computers. With the global growth of Chinese manufacturing, there has been an increased interest from UK businesses to purchase their own Moulds from China.
Your requirements will be unique, so it is worth talking to a professional manufacturer to find out more about the types of moulds they can offer you. The two main types of moulds available from China are either; sheet metal progressive die or the flexible die cutting machine. Most Mould suppliers will offer a large range of ready-made components that can be purchased and delivered to you. Alternatively, you can source your own components from these suppliers.
Sheet metal progressive die-cut products are manufactured in large quantities and are easy to use. They come in a wide range of colours, sizes and various thicknesses and are commonly used in plastic injection moulding plants and sheet plants across the world. These products are not readily available from Chinese suppliers. In the past, this has often been the case, but these days many Chinese manufacturers have set up their own manufacturing units in the UK.
If your parts require a lot of precision and low levels of tolerances, then a sheet metal progressive die might be suitable for your needs. As the name suggests, this type of dye has a raised frame with progressive die heads that can move upwards or downwards to cut out different shaped parts. When these are run at a high speed, there is a risk of damaging the part, so it is vital that they are run by a professional manufacturer. However, you will need to ensure that your parts come with the correct Progressive dies for the type of part they are being made for.
A flexible die is similar to a die cut part, but instead of moving upwards, the material is cut in 'divert' fashion. This means that it cuts away from the edge, reducing the amount of material that can be moved during the cutting process. This can make it easier for a machine to make one part over-lapping than it would be able to with traditional die cutting equipment. It is popular in places such as the car industry, where intricate details must be carefully controlled to prevent equipment failure. You will need to ensure that any supplier you choose can provide you with the equipment that is ideal for your particular applications.
In order to find a supplier that can provide you with what you need, take some time to consider what your requirements are for your equipment. For example, do you need a single part that you can manufacture over again? Is your equipment reliant on other machinery? Have you got a complicated design that requires a number of other parts to be manufactured in order to work? If so, then you will need to find a supplier that has an extensive range of parts. With this in mind, you will be able to determine what suppliers to look out for, which can help you narrow down your search considerably.
It is important that you consider the quality of the parts that are supplied to you by your suppliers. The quality of the materials that are used to manufacture your equipment will have a direct impact on the final product that you receive. It can also have an impact on how long the item is likely to last. So, before you choose a supplier, ask them about the materials that have been used to manufacture parts for their products. This can help you make a more informed decision on which supplier to use to get the supplies that you need.