Leadtime Leader Takes on a Challenge
Can you really mold a pipette shaped part with a .015” wall x .370” long followed by a .008” wall x .080”? How about if the molding material is PEEK? How about 4 cavities? Can a Cpk of 1.33 be achieved on this wall section? These are the challenges and questions Mold Craft set out to prove the viability by partnering in flow simulation and press selection while Mold Craft designed and built a mold required for this difficult part.Although Mold Craft is typically known for their ability to design and build high cavitation production molds to produce parts that number in the hundreds of millions, Mold Craft has also received recognition for the ability to mold extremely tight tolerances on micro parts with intricate geometry that require high Cpk values. This challenge was just that, micro parts shaped like a funnel or pipette with extreme length to wall thickness ratio. To add to this complexity, the customer needed to use PEEK due to its high strength characteristics.Mold craft will be displaying their latest mold in the Sodick Plustech press at NPE in Orlando. Mold Craft (booth 1295) will have the attached photographed mold operating at Sodick Plustech booth 363.Read full story here.