If you have a car, you already know the best way to prevent major issues is to invest in regular care and maintenance. This same principle holds true when it comes to your injection molds. These tools are not only expensive, but will also be used over and over again. Therefore, preventative maintenance on a regular basis will help you get the best use and longevity out of your injection molds.
THE BASICS OF INJECTION MOLD MAINTENANCE
In a nutshell, injection mold maintenance is a general term that describes all of the care, repair, and cleaning that keep your injection molds in the best condition possible. This maintenance should occur throughout the lifetime of the mold, and long before issues arise. This decreases the chance that molds will become broken or damaged and will likely save you money over time by increasing the function and longevity of the mold’s components.
In addition to saving you money on costly retooling and replacements, routine maintenance for injection molds actually increases the quality of your plastic parts. Those who neglect regular mold maintenance run the very real risk of part flaws or defects driving up turnaround times and causing a greater amount of waste during production. That all equals skyrocketing production costs. To maintain efficient production and high product quality, you’ll want to make sure you choose an injection molder that has a suitable injection mold maintenance program.
At KASO, we provide full mold maintenance between every production run. That includes stripping, cleaning and preventative maintenance, plus a full injection mold inspection to find any areas where normal wear and tear may have created stress areas. We also offer tool modification to correct any flaws that might have been discovered during the inspection.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE
One of the best ways to prevent issues with your injection molds is to ensure that your designs are optimized for effective manufacture. At KASO, our engineer utilize the latest innovative techniques to ensure your designs will be ready for efficient, high quality production. Consistency is incredibly important when it comes to plastic components, which is one more reason we remain dedicated to proper mold maintenance.
If you don’t have experience with the technical side of injection molding, it can be challenging to know exactly what kind of maintenance is necessary. When you work with KASO, you can consult with our experts and let us put our extensive experience to work for you. We can answer your questions and walk you through the maintenance process so you know just what to expect.
Questions about injection mold maintenance? Contact KASO today for more information.