What are the methods of processing hand-plate moulds

What are the methods of processing hand-plate moulds

Hand tooling is currently used in many industries, so it is important to study it more systematically. By acquiring the relevant knowledge, it is possible not only to clarify relatively superficial issues such as how much it costs to process a hand plate mould, but more importantly, to have a clear understanding of the processing methods and so on. For this reason, this article will introduce the relevant mould processing methods.

1、CNC hand board model

CNC hand board model making is a traditional hand board mould processing method. In this method, excess material is cut off from the blank by means of a removal method to obtain the desired prototype. Technically, the method is a combination of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer numerical control (CNC) as a processing method. In the handicraft industry, CNC hand plate mould processing generally for some larger workpiece shell structure and physical appearance of the board, but also can do some structural parts of the function of the test.

2、Vacuum injection hand board

Vacuum injection mould processing method is mainly used in the original template in the vacuum state manufacturing silicone mould. The specific operation method is to use PU material for casting under vacuum, so as to clone the same copy of the original template. The processing method has the characteristics of speed, low cost, etc. The use of this method can greatly reduce the cost of product development, cycle time and risk.

3、SLA laser rapid prototyping hand plate

Based on modern CAD/CAM technology, laser technology, computer numerical control technology, precision servo drive technology and new material technology, the SLA laser rapid prototyping hand plate mould processing technology for rapid prototyping has been developed. Taking into account the different forming materials, the processing method takes advantage of different forming principles as well as system characteristics and adopts a layered manufacturing, layer-by-layer approach similar to mathematical integration for rapid prototyping processing of materials.

Through the introduction of this article, I believe that most people will be able to have an understanding of the methods that can be utilised in the processing of hand plate moulds. In fact, for enterprises with related needs, when purchasing related products to consider the cost of hand plate mould processing, they should also take into account the impact of the processing methods taken and the processing materials used.