Molds / Tooling
Advance Tooling Concepts has the capabilities to design and build the highest quality plastic injection and MIM tooling. We utilize state-of-the-art high speed and 5-axis machining equipment to create custom tools including quick prototypes, Class 101 and everything in between with exceptional precision.
Our in-house mold design and fabrication shop includes the latest automated systems with robotic tool and pallet changing capabilities to enable lights-out production. Our EDM capabilities include both wire and sinker processes to create plastic injection molds and other tooling. This all adds up to an increased capacity, faster, more efficient production, and shorter lead times for our customers.
Mold and Tooling Design
Involving Advance Tooling Concepts in your part design process allows us to work closely with your engineering team, providing a smooth transition from the prototype stages through injection mold design and on to final production.
Working from your CAD files (SolidWorks, Siemens UG-NX, etc.) or design drawings, we can refine your designs for improved part function and better moldability. We utilize mold flow analysis to further improve manufacturing efficiency. These processes help create superior quality parts that meet your requirements for fit, form, and function, while reducing potential part defects.
Advance Tooling Concepts has the experience and the expertise to tackle your challenging projects that may require multiple hydraulic or slide pulls, high cavitation, unscrewing action, collapsible cores and other complex high precision plastic injection mold designs. Tool designs can include cold runner, hot runner or hybrid systems based on the project requirements. Gate type and location are always planned to provide the best production outcomes. Based on your needs we can design a cold, hot or hybrid runner systems.
Every mold is designed in full 3D solids, providing complete digital representations and ensuring proper integration of all components. This design process allows us to handle your design changes with ease.
ATC offers an array of rapid tooling options like 3D printed plastic cavities, soft aluminum and P20 steel. This variety of options allows for flexibility in the early stages of development and production. Depending on our customers’ need for tolerance, speed to market and material types, ATC can help develop a rapid solution to get to market quickly.
By utilizing the 3D printing capabilities of 3DMT we can create custom cooling patterns to complex mold components. These cooling channels allow better temperature controls of the tool steel during the molding process and have allowed for greatly reduced cycle times in the injection molding process. ATC believes there is a strong tie between additive manufacturing and high volume production processes.
Advance Tooling Concepts specializes in designing and fabricating unscrewing tools, also known as unwinding tools and unthreading tools, for injection molding. We offer a number of innovative ways to reduce costs when producing these often challenging devices.
We utilize a proprietary system for creating unscrewing medical luer threads, and have the experience and the expertise to develop custom unwinding tools for industrial, automotive, consumer, and many other applications.Advance Tooling Concepts’ unthreading tooling design and fabrication capabilities include:
- Multi-cavity tooling
- Tooling with slide pulls
- Multi-stage tooling
- Multiple action tooling
- and more
MIM (metal injection molding) makes it possible to produce metal parts that could not be achieved through machining or other means. The design possibilities are almost unlimited, and enables the fast, efficient creation of complex parts. From design development to build to in-house mold sampling and testing, Advance Tooling Concepts specializes in MIM tooling fabrication.
We utilize state-of-the-art machining equipment to create tooling for prototypes and green part sampling, full production runs, and everything in between. We can advise you on design changes that will make your parts and components more easily moldable for faster, more efficient production. We have extensive expertise in metal injection molding design, and can help account for the unique characteristics of the material you’re working with.
While Advance Tooling Concepts does not provide metal injection molding services, we partner with MIM providers worldwide to fabricate precision tooling that matches their exact specifications. Whether you’re an OEM with in-house metal injection molding capabilities in need of tooling, or a custom MIM shop that needs an additional tooling supplier to meet customer demands, we are your Number One resource.