What is the Difference between Multi Cavity Injection Molds and Family Injection Molds?
A mold refers to a hollow form usually made from stainless steel where the plastic is injected into for making a plastic part. The plastic is injected into the mold cavity which refers to the hole in the mold which is shaped like the desired part. Molds only come in useful in mass production as the costs are usually involved in designing and manufacturing process only. As molds are important to production process, you also need to be concerned about its accurate production. And this is where Fibertech comes to the rescue.
Multi cavity injection molds
This has more than one cavity of the same component and gives away more than one part per production cycle. As there is shorter lead time per batch, it uses multi cavity mold to produce a desired number of parts at a faster rate. This also helps in increasing productivity and give away a better yield rate for higher volume. Multi cavity mold also lets you use the cycle time more efficiently and make more parts from the same mold at a faster rate. At Fibertech, you are ensured to get quality parts while maintaining precisions and optimizing cycle times at the same time.
Family injection molds
A family injection mold bears more than one cavity cut into the mold that lets multiple parts made with the same material to be made in a single cycle. Every cavity normally makes a different part which is perfect for prototype molds due to the faster molding cycles. But, family molds aren’t normally balanced when they are filling out as the parts bear various shapes which can result in an inclination in the molding defects. This is one of the main causes to why family molds are not preferred in many plastic manufacturing firms. When multiple parts make it out of the mold, you need a lot of handling procedures in order to segregate the parts. This usually entail a greater level of manual labor as the automation never works in the separation process too. When there are higher defect rates in the family mold, know that they are usually less costly than the multi cavity molds.
Getting a quality mold is more than an investment in a long run. Fibertech specializes in developing the top tooling and molding features in the market. Every product is determined to bear strictest of specifications and you don’t have to be concerned about spending extra money ever. Mold bases and cavities are made from stainless steel to gain the durability you need for high performance runs.