Dies and Molds

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3D inspection can efficiently report the wear and tear on production tooling.

For tight production schedules, our onsite 3d scanning helps to quickly repair/ replace broken die and mold inserts.

Benefits of 3D Scanning:

    3D inspection can efficiently report the wear and tear on production tooling, and hence extra tool inserts can be made for timely use. 3D digital inspection can also troubleshoot problematic tooling and solve complex stamping or molding issues, like spring back, warpage, distortion or shrinkage.

We offer these different kinds of non-contact 3D scanning:

    For tight production schedules, our on-site 3d scanning helps to quickly repair/ replace broken die and mold inserts. A major issue for domestic production houses is that imported dies and molds may not have any CAD data available. We can quickly and efficiently create full CAD models and drawings of existing tooling for future reproduction and repair.

Millions of products are manufactured by tooling such as stamping dies, injection molds and die cast tools. The manufacturing, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of these tools can be enhanced by using our techniques such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering and 3d inspection.

Conventional techniques like CMM and manual measurements are slow and sometimes inaccurate. High resolution 3d scanning captures complex freeform shapes quickly and accurately, thereby making conventional techniques redundant.

 

While manufacturing complex stamping dies, a lot of bench work like hand grinding and polishing is done on the tool to ensure that the part does not split while stamping, or wrinkles do not show up on the part. All this manual work is done after the die has been machined using the existing CAD data, but after the bench work, the shape of the die is unknown. Our 3d scanning and digital assembly can help to archive this final working shape of the die for future replication or repair.


With the advanced Geomagic Studio software…

We can also complete machinable STL models of tools or parts directly from the 3d scanned data. We can also incorporate parting line surfaces directly on the point cloud stl models.

-Reverse engineer any tool, die or part

-Troubleshoot, inspect or replace them quickly and precisely

-Modify your die or mold, even if you do not have CAD data

-Our fully machinable models save you time and money

-Archive fully benched tools for future replication

-Compare tool data to CAD data with color error plots

-Design dies and molds directly from 3d scanned parts