Injection Mold Design & Plastic Injection Mold Tooling

Mold Design is the first step in building any injection mold, whether a single cavity prototype tool or a high cavitation production mold.  Matrix Tool’s mold designers are also journeymen toolmakers by trade, which is an incredible asset for any injection molder or tool builder to have. They’ve already learned the correct way that a high quality mold should be designed and constructed for the optimum production process.  With this deep insight, our tool designers evaluate both machinability, design for manufacturing and durability in their designs.  Our mold design process is further aided by our in-house Mold flow and FEA capabilities.

Matrix has not only supplied us with quality components, but they have also provided their technical knowledge to help us improve our own tool designs and processing capabilities.

— Randy, Plant Manager

Designing a Better Way

Perhaps one of Matrix Tool’s greatest strengths is our ability to offer our customers unique and alternate approaches to mold layouts and mold manufacturing.  With nearly 50 years of experience designing and building complex and highly precise injection molds, Matrix has developed some “Best Practices” that are both conventional and unique.

Matrix Tool has certainly embraced the latest technologies available for Mold Design and construction.  We have expertise with hot manifolds, hot sprue bushings, valve gates, cavity pressure sensors and other related mold design options that improve both productivity and real-time processing.  These would all fall under the “conventional” umbrella of modern mold design.

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Complexity Vs. Risk

While these technologies have their place, we have developed and discovered new approaches to enhance productivity. Quite often customers think that adding more cavities or hot manifolds is the most cost effective way to create more plastic parts. But by adding a hot runner system or doubling the number of cavities, it all adds variability and the potential for risk and problems.

Overall, Matrix is a world class supplier with excellent technical support, technology and business processes. Matrix is a tremendous partner to have in our supply chain.

— Mike, Principal Plastics Engineer

Technology Paradigm

Instead, Matrix focuses on shorter flow lengths, tighter cavity spacing and smaller runner channels. This counter-intuitive tool design approach is made possible through proven engineering and real-world results. By following these fundamentals we’re able to provide the fastest cycle times with the least amount of cavities. Bigger isn’t better. Better is better.

Contact Us and find out why our customers view Matrix as their technology leader. See what working with an engineering driven company can mean for your next injection molding project.

Note: Matrix Tool utilizes SolidWorks 3D CAD modeling software. We are capable of exporting and importing the following formats: SolidWorks, Parasolid, IGES, DXF & STEP.