Look no further than Matrix to reshore your molding business or to outsource your overflow or more troublesome tooling. Matrix excels at quickly diagnosing and resolving all forms of production challenges, inefficiencies, and we have the systems, equipment and expertise to meet or exceed your most stringent quality and delivery expectations. We welcome you to transfer existing molds to us for immediate reshoring or outsourced production needs, or allow our full-service capabilities to help retool or rapidly add new capacity tooling where needed.
I was extremely happy with the ‘sudden service’ I received from the Process Engineers, Production, QA Staff and Mold Repair Personnel that were supporting my tools.
Whether you are considering to move your mold from an underperforming supplier, or looking to shorten your supply chain, Matrix Tool has the expertise and experience needed to help seamlessly transition your molds. With your tooling at Matrix, you can be assured that you will consistently receive parts of the highest quality, to your specifications, delivered on time, provided at a competitive price and manufactured here in the USA.
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Transfer Tooling Steps
PLAN & TRANSFER
INSPECT & DEBUG
SAMPLE & COMPARE
Our experienced and professional engineering team at Matrix will gladly review the requirements of your project as we work to define the steps needed to ensure a smooth transition for your manufacturing. We’ll analyze any CAD models, drawings and other tooling data provided along with quality assurance and customer specific requirements for special consideration. Our collaboration will lead to a preliminary quotation based upon this estimated scope of work.
Our engineers and journeymen toolmakers at Matrix are experienced in managing the needs of both delicate and complex injection mold tooling. We are also accustomed to resolving even the most difficult manufacturing challenges with these types of molds – often doing so in rather short order with long-standing manufacturing or debug issues. No matter what your needs, our shipping and receiving department will work with you to schedule your tooling transfer in safe and efficient manner so we can get to work to quickly alleviate your production concerns.
Upon receipt of your tooling, our team of engineers and toolmakers quickly get to work by beginning our inspection process. We complete our mold transfer checklist which includes in-depth evaluation using best practices in tooling, process optimization and product handling. Any immediate tooling needs that are identified will be discussed with you for approval prior to any repairs, design changes or tooling improvements are implemented.
An initial sample will be conducted to determine the tool’s ability to consistently produce parts to the product drawing’s specifications. During this initial sample(s) a cross-functional team of journeymen toolmakers, tool designers, skilled process engineers, experienced quality personnel and degreed plastics engineers will collectively review the product, inspection data and process capability of the mold. From this review, a comprehensive plan will be developed and provided to you outlining our anticipated path forward at Matrix for your mold to become production ready. Being sensitive to timing and cost constraints, this plan often contains solutions varying from higher cost (full refurbishment) to lower cost (resolving a flash issue without fully addressing the root cause… poor alignment, poor tool design practices, etc). These solutions will each come with pros, cons and our suggested course of action.
Upon validation of any tooling improvement through additional samples, we will provide a pre-production run (length to be at your discretion) along with full inspection report for your review.
Upon approval of the pre-production run, we can immediately enter into a production phase for as long as needed. With your tooling at Matrix, you can be assured that our team will deliver high-quality parts to your specifications; consistently, competitively, and on time.
Transfer Tooling Case Studies
The case studies below showcase our full-service, ultra-fast turnaround capabilities in addition to the willingness of our staff to go above and beyond to meet our customers’ needs. We have the equipment, resources and experience needed to ensure your needs are not only being met, but frequently exceeded while your tooling is here at Matrix.
For immediate reshoring, outsourced production needs, or troublesome tools that need immediate attention to begin production molding, please reach out to Matrix to find the help—and the manufacturing partner you need.