TOOL MAKING AND DESIGN
PLASTIC MOULDING DESIGN
Anchor Plastics has the capabilities to help you take your idea from a thought to a high quality, finished project. How is this possible? We create your injection mould and tool designs by utilizing the latest in Computer-aided Design and Computer-aided Manufacturing, or CAD/CAM, technology. This technology, as well as years of experience and in-house design and toolmaking teams, helps us to design and produce tooling that meets all of your specifications and requirements.
Whether your idea is just a simple sketch on the back of an envelope, a drawing in a computerized format, or even just a thought that you can’t quite put down on paper yourself, we can help you to take it to the next level. Our staff will work with you and refine the concepts you have come up with using CAD software, while also identifying possible weak points and suggesting improvements along the way. Due to the care and attention that we give to each and every project, you will end up with a design and an end product that provides you with the following:
- Minimized tooling costs
- Optimized product design leading to efficient manufacturing costs
- Products that perform the function they were designed for.
- CAD Design drawings that can be used to produce Rapid prototypes if required
Here at Anchor Plastics, we have a specialized tool making facility on site. What does this mean for you as a customer? By having this on-site tool making facility, after your design is optimized and complete and ultimately approved by you, we have the capability of setting to work actually building your tool, thus cutting out any costs of having it taken to someone else to actually have the building done.
In the first step in this process, the CAM data is downloaded directly to our CNC machines. These machines enable us to produce high precision tools, also known as dies. When we produce the molds required for this type of tool making or injection moulding, we employ the use of a special high tensile alloy steel.
After all of the decisions are made and the tooling has been completed, a trial production run will be completed. This way, you will be able to see molded samples of your finished product prior to the commencement of actual production. Also, this will allow us to be able to fine tune the tooling and the moulding process, if either of us believe it’s necessary.