OFFSHORE INJECTION MOLD DESIGN & BUILD
FOR A CAP WITH NEEDLE
B&J International, LLC was contracted to design and build a plastic injection mold for the cap with inserted needle as highlighted below, this part has an industrial application. Neither 2D or 3D data was available for this part; B&J International utilized Blue Light Digital Scanning to reverse engineer an existing part to build the necessary tooling for the injection molding process. The mold design was finalized and simulated off-shore using advanced software; it was then approved for production by the customer and managed under the oversight of our domestic Project Manager. Once completed, sample parts were shipped from our LCC supplier for approval, our developed customer approval process was utilized and the completed Injection Mold was shipped to our domestic facility for tear down, cleaning, and final inspection.
This injection mold had 8 cavities, and called for an LKM or equivalent mold base. The mold incorporated a cold runner system with sub gates that eliminated the need for post injection trimming. The cavity was composed of H13 steel completed with a 400 stone finish. Mold base size was 9.84 x 11.81 x 11.06.
Completion time was 13 weeks from receipt of initial sample part to delivery of mold to customer.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS INJECTION MOLD FABRICATION PROJECT
Reverse Engineering – Part Scanning
Cavity & Core Manufacturing
EDM & Wire Cutting
Mold Base Completion
Customer Approval Process
Number of Cavities: 8
Mold Base: LKM or Equivalent
Runner System: Cold with Sub Gates
Cavity / Core Steel: H 13
Cavity Finish: 400 stone
Estimated Mold Base Size: 9.84 x 11.81 x 11.06 stack
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Dimensional Inspection, Confirmed Fit in Assembly, Functionality Testing
Industry for Use
Cap with Inserted Needle, Plastic Injection Mold