In OpenAxis we carry out the in-house designing and manufacturing of the moulds which are necessary for injection moulding processing and co-moulding. The feature which makes us highly competitive, particularly as regards special functional, dimensional and mechanical needs for the components required by our customers. The in-house implementation guarantees an easy integration of all the phases, ensuring us cutting of time and costs, as well as deleting of any production uncertainties thanks to the optimized management of the whole process.
Our design skills come from our long-standing experience in producing large volumes. During the initial phase of studying of the mould, we can already settle all the technical specifications, according to the component required by the customer, we take into consideration:
- type of steel,
- injection systems,
- ejection systems,
- thermoregulation systems,
- movements and sliding parts,
- heat treatments,
- surface finishes.
We perform digital simulations in order to keep under control the behavior of fluids during the filling of cavities in phase of moulding. Using our software we can foresee the shrink percentage of the piece, check the rake angle and the radius of curvature, define the undercuts and the best face thickness, as well as anticipate any problems that may occur during production.
We optimize the design to avoid onerous following adjustments for the customer and easily proceed with the manufacturing of the moulds, using extremely precise technologies and machining, through working stations and EDM. The in-house manufacturing enables us to maintain maximum control over the process, for an optimal solution to customer needs.
The maintenance of the moulds is carried out directly in our plants, to repair the normal wear that occurs during the moulding phase. This allows us to never have any production stops, which are not manageable on site. For this reason, even when we take in charge our customers’ moulds, we take care of their in-house maintenance.
During mold design, we perform FEM simulations that - through the calculation of values such as temperature and pressure, the monitoring of the expected solidification process and volumetric and formal characteristics - allow us to identify the ideal point for the injection of plastic and optimal mass distribution.
- Costs reduction
The in-house designing and manufacturing of the moulds allows us to optimize the whole production process and to cut costs significantly.
- Maximum control over the results
Using our software for digital simulation, we are perfectly able to anticipate and avoid problems that may occur during the moulding process.
- No production stops
Thanks to the in-house maintenance, we can manage the processing and avoid production stops, with a significant reduction of time.