Mold Design Review Checklist (Revision A) Price: $225 US
No matter how good a mold designer is, more often than not, critical design features are overlooked. This eight page mold design review checklist covers not just the various details of mold construction, but also considers how the molding material, part design, machine specifications and automation all affect the mold design. To minimize the review time, each line item has a simple Yes, No, N/A and Action checkbox. It is a very thorough list for the mold designer and/or project manager to discuss before, during and after the preliminary design phase.
For cross functional team reviews of the preliminary mold design, a more condensed four page mold design checklist is included at no additional cost. The same material, part design, machine specifications, mold design and automation are taken into consideration, but in broader strokes.
Several websites offer two or three page design review "checklists" for free. Many large companies go to the other extreme with complete books on their coveted and confidential mold design requirements. These checklists are a cost effective middle ground - thorough enough to capture the majority of tool design considerations without being overwhelmed in time consuming specific details.
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