Plastic Injection Molds
If you demand long-life plastic injection molds, it is insufficient if you only requires good mould from mold supplier; the life of the mold have great relationship with normal operation and maintenance, so a mature molding company usually have plastic mold engineer, who will responsible for mould repairing and maintenance; of course, plastic molds disassembly is a basic work in mold maintenance.
Do you know how to disassemble plastic molds? And what you should pay attention in moulds disassembly? When you disassemble theplastic moulds, you need to pay attention to following matters.
It is necessary to print the mould assembly drawings, clear up each of the parts in the plastic molds and the principle of operation as well as the assembly relationships.
According to the parts list on the assembly drawing, preparing the necessary disassembly tools.
Analysis the plastic injection moulds, learn the injection type, such as normal hot runner, valve gate or cold runner, and check the parting line and ejector system. Make a disassembly order list before do it.
When you disassemble the plastic mold, placing the mould on rubber mat or low hardness plane workbench. Parting surface to be parallel with the table; that means guide pin should perpendicular to the workbench. It can protect the mould parts, such as ejector pin, if the mould is not in correct direction, small pin will be easy to be bend.
Usually, you need to separated the cavity and core, and disassemble plastic injection moulds from back side, it means start disassembling from the ejection and injection systems.
If you don’t know about the mould well, you need to mark all the removed parts, and put in sequential, it will be convenient for installation and it can avoid mistake when you assembling the mould.
Tools to be used correctly make the force balance when you rotating or beating, don’t forcibly disassemble the undetectable parts.
If the tool needs to reach to cavity or core surface, be sure to use less hardness tool than the core cavity, usually, we suggest copper.
If you don’t have any mould engineer in your company, it is not rational to do plastic molds disassembly without any technical support. We suggest you send injection molding molds to local mould workshop, or do the plastic molds disassembly under guidance of mould manufacture.