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Mold Making Services

Short-Run & Mass Production Mold Making

One-Stop Mold Making Supplies for All Your Project Needs

Advanced Mold Making

Need tooling supplies for mass-produced parts? Our mold-making system is a proprietary process focused on achieving maximum efficiency at every stage of mold design, analysis, production, tryout and production, executed by a highly skilled team using state-of-the-art equipment.

With in-house tooling facilities and partner resources, we can provide injection molds for rigid plastics and rubber, metal injection molds for all types of precision stainless steel parts, and die casting molds for aluminum, magnesium, and zinc. We Provide low-cost local production molds and high-quality export molds for all your project needs. Based on this experience, we have developed a most streamlined and repeatable in-house mold-making process, allowing us to ship first molded parts, often in a short period. Depending on the complexity, we can deliver formed parts in a short time for extremely rushed projects.

Whether you need prototype tooling for short-run production or mass production tooling for millions of times, Elimold has you covered.

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Elimold's mold precision inspection equipment

Elimold's Mould Manufacturing Service Advantages

Elimold is an experienced mold making service provider offering products that outperform the competition:

1. Fast DFM report

While we check the feasibility of your design when providing a quote, we can provide a quick and thorough DFM (Design for Manufacture) report before production begins. In the DFM report, we will identify any bugs or issues that may be causing problems on the production line.

2. There are many kinds of molds

We offer many different mould types, so you can avoid splitting your project; send us everything to ensure your project runs smoothly.

3. Fast turnaround

Our large facilities and processing capabilities allow us to rapidly manufacture molds, regardless of application or material, which means you can finish molds faster.

4. Forming ability

Your molds can be shipped directly to you, but we can also handle injection molding and other production services, using these molds to provide you with prototypes and final parts.

Why choose Elimold for mold making services?

Known for our ability to design very complex molds in the same short lead times as simpler tools. We achieve this through our advanced mold design department staffed with industry veterans who understand our customers' needs and the special capabilities of Elimold mold making systems. Intricate ribbing, numerous undercuts, overmolding, insert molding, and internal and external threads are all common in our molds. Likewise, if our customers require higher productivity, we will build multi-cavity and fully automatic tools to meet those requirements. Often, the extra cost of these tools is largely offset by higher productivity and lower parts costs.

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Mold Making Processes

Mold making is a complex process that requires a high level of skill and experience. Although each case is different, a typical order for a set of molds may go something like this:

1. DFM

As soon as the customer confirms the order of molds, we will start to do an initial analysis of the parts to get an idea of the part line, gate positions, etc.

2. Mold design and mold flow analysis

The second step involves using predictive modeling software, which allows us to see how the molten material will behave when it enters the mold, allowing for further improvements to the design.

3. CNC machining and EDM

We make the first molds using high-quality machining equipment, with the plastic, steel, aluminum, etc. chosen by the customer.

4. T1 sample

With the newly made molds, we make a T1 sample to clearly envision how the customer’s final molded parts will turn out.

5. Improvement if necessary

Based on our analysis of the T1 sample, we review the mold design and make any adjustments needed.

6. Commence production and shipping

We manufacture the molds by the final specifications before shipping them to the customer.

Types of Molds We are Offering
Injection molds by Elimold's

Plastic Injection Mold

Plastic injection molds are aluminum or steel molds used to make parts from a wide range of plastics, including nylons, acrylics, elastomers and reinforced materials like glass-filled polyamide. Custom plastic molds can last between 100,000 and 1,000,000 shots.
Metal injection molds by Elimold's

Metal Injection Molding

Metal injection molding (MIM) is a form of injection molding where a metal and binder mix is used as feedstock. A metal injection mold is usually made from tool steel to withstand the metal injection, but we can also use aluminum.
Die casting molds by Elimold's

Die Casting Mold

Unlike many prototyping specialists, we can provide metal casting molds (and a low-volume casting service through our partners). These molds — typically made from hardened steel — can be used to make parts from aluminum, zinc, magnesium and other non-ferrous metals.
Investment molds by Elimold's

Investment Casting Mold

We can make low-cost investment casting molds by 3D printing a wax pattern and surrounding it with ceramic. The ceramic molds can then be used to make metal cast parts from metals like aluminum, zinc, magnesium, stainless steel and more.
Extrusion dies from Elimold's

Extrusion Mold

Our metal die molds can be used for aluminum extrusions of alloys like 6061 and 6063. We also make molds for plastic extrusions of materials like polystyrene, nylon, polypropylene and polythene.
Sheet metal dies from Elimold's

Sheet Metal Mold

Our experience making sheet metal molds for stamping and bending allows us to create sheet metal prototypes.
Mold Making FAQ

Molds are normally created to duplicate plastic and metal parts. Testing the prototypes and the market is the most cost-efficient way to launch your products at scale.

Generally speaking, making plastic or metal molds (and moldings) is cheaper in China than in other countries, but shipping costs should also be considered: you will need to use air freight if you have a tight schedule; sea freight is much cheaper, but will usually take 40 days or more.

A well-made, fully hardened steel mold may be used for up to a million shots or injections, depending on the mold shape and injection material. Aluminum molds are less durable, which is good for short-run production with a tight schedule.

Molding designs should avoid sharp corners, inconsistent wall thicknesses, and other features that restrict material flow.

Whatever you decide to use, in the end, the best cost-efficient way to get your parts done in the required quality is the key.

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