Mold Design

Thieme Corporation designs all of its RIM molding tools and only uses NC Cut aluminum tooling to ensure correct material system performance characteristics as recommended by the raw material suppliers.

All tooling manufactured by Thieme Corporation is guaranteed for the life of the series production of the parts program.

Shrinkage

  • All shrinkage for the material systems are built into the tooling.

Dimensional Tolerances

  • These tolerances are based on a number of variables including, part density, mold temperature, mold alignment, injection rate, demolding time, component ratios, temperature, mold pressure and other production conditions.
  • All Thieme Corporation molding systems are close-loop systems which monitor all processing parameters to ensure quality.

Edge Gating

  • Always gate at the edge of the mold
  • Locate at the lowest point of the mold
  • Locate on a straight parting line section
  • Locate based on the lowest flow length of the material through the mold
  • Locate the gate on a less noticeable area or a non aesthetic area of the part
  • Locate the gate so the flow is parallel to designed in ribs

Mold Venting

  • Have vent locations at the highest point in the mold cavity
  • Maximize vents to assist in filling
  • Make vents wide and shallow not narrow and deep