The mould is a “subjective” interpretation of the individual or company.
The moulds might all look the same, but it is not the case, the mould is the photograph of the company.
The mould (or its design) expresses and contains the passion to achieve the result.
A well designed mould can turn a good idea into a product masterpiece. The mould is one of the many children that the company “conceives” in its life. The mould must be able to solve and simplify problems at work, to the operator, and to all the people who come into contact with it.
It’s not just a matter of cutting costs, however important and tangible.
We would all love to have the ideal coworker.
A Well-made equipment can be the extraordinary colleague that everyone wants alongside.
The mould is the co worker of your operators, it must be respected, protected and guarded. If you have someone you can count on and be able to make your job easier, everything will be easier and more efficient.
The polyrethane moulds are all different, they are unique pieces, only those who make the mould can recognize the differences.
In the companies who can notice these differences?
Normally, the one who knows how to appreciate the quality, the study behind the production and those “tricks” that simplify the life of who use it and / or who extend the life of the mould itself.
How can the company or customer who buys the mould notice the product differences?
The operator or a technician can see and perceive the practical and functional differences of a mould.
The purchase manager, who is focused on cost, observes the “aesthetic” part and the final result (molded piece), which is not always a guarantee of excellent and fluid work, in fact it is often not the guarantee of excellent functionality for the “production “.
Who is in charge of the economic part (purchase manager, director, manager, etc …) how do they see the mould?
They can look, touch, observe, but not give a design assessment from engineering to mould productivity, only comment: beautiful, ugly, smooth, rough, large, small, cumbersome, well-kept.
Who uses it, and will have it as a collaborator (printer, production manager and all those who will come into contact with it in the production process), how do they evaluate the mould?
Touch, test, check, verify if there is everything he needs, functionality, practicality, lightness of the movements of opening, rotation, accessories and the smoothness of the assembly of the inserts to be molded, to be fast, productive and sliding The aesthetics are not always important.
But for the polyrethane moulds made by SD, a leading company in Carpi di Modena, all these elements are fundamental, not least safety.
Think of a mould
Aesthetics in today’s world (of appearing) is increasingly important and observed (directly or indirectly), a well-made mould enriches the production department and the image of your company.
Taking quality and functionality for granted, having a nice mould also doesn’t hurt.
Sometimes, erroneously, it is thought that to make a mould you only need a technical drawing, but in reality you need a complete overview.
It is not only important to know which piece to print, but also what actions the operator at the press, the foaming machine and other variables needed to have the finished mould can make the mould functional and performing.
A functional, beautiful and well-made mould is not the consequence of more work, it is only the result of a good and careful initial analysis that allows the final objective to be clear.
A good work process and optimization of the production phases (applying Lean Production rules) allows you to carry out the steps simply, quickly and take advantage of the operators’ specialization.
It is understood that every mould has a soul?
Two identical moulds are like the Siamese twins, equal to the human eye but different in personality (the DNA distinguishes them), each mould has its own history, path, unexpected events and different operators in its production process.
Replicating a mould, perfectly the same as the first, makes you think that they will be perfectly equal to each other, but this is not the case, they will never be perfectly equal, something always distinguishes them.
Each mould has its own identity or DNA, that’s why each one is “unique”.
A CNC machined mould will never be the same from machine to machine, from company to company, even with the same brand as the machining center.
Two moulds that reproduce the same molded piece, but different as a construction company, could suggest that the mould is the same. Instead it changes completely from company to company.
Two “equal” moulds to the less experienced eye will produce “equal” pieces, but are you really sure?
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