Mould Tool Options

Complete Mould Base Tooling - 100% customer owned mould tool

Includes the Complete Bolster similar to images along with the required ancillaries e.g. ejector pins, Locating Pillars and bushes etc.  

Complete Bolster System With Interchangeable Core / Cavity  - 100% customer owned mould tool

Similar to the complete mould base tooling however with the ability to change the core and cavity inserts. Allows the customer to use the 1 bolster for multiple moulded components without the cost of stand alone tooling being required on each occasion.  

Fleximould System - Customer has ownership of Core / Cavity inserts and ejector system.

The Fleximould allows the customer to purchase only the required core, cavity and ejector system which will be fitted into one of our own bolster systems.

The fleximould system offers customers a low cost option which does not require the initial costs of their own bolster system. This is suitable for customers requiring low cost part prices, initial test of product to keep investment costs low. The system is suited for simpler parts which have no side movements.

Fleximould can cut the initial investment cost required substantially and make a mould tool a more affordable option.


Mould Manufacture

Mould Considerations

After deciding which bolster option is required from the above the next considerations are -

Tooling Material :  

Number of Tooling Cavities :  

Are Sidecores Required ?  :   



The consideration here is the required component volume

Single cavity mould tool - The cheapest tooling option however the most costly mould part price as only 1 part is manufactured per mould cycle.

Multi cavity mould tool - A increased cost for the manufacture of the mould tool however with lower part price costs at the injection mould stage. A 2 cavity tool would produce 2 parts per mould cycle / a 4 cavity mould tool would produce 4 parts per cycle, in effect the more cavities the lower the part price becomes.

Aluminium (Alumec100 grade) - The more cost effective option and suitable for prototype or production tooling for components which do not require high volume production.

Steel (P20 Tooling grade) - This is suited towards production tooling and a high component volume requirement. It is more costly than Aluminium tooling however the tooling life span increases vastly when manufactured from steel.

Other tooling options include H13 hardened steel tooling , stavax stainless steel tooling and many other options depending on requirements.

Another factor which was effect the cost of tooling substantially. The cheapest tooling is open / shut tooling which in effect has no holes or details on the side of the component which inhibits the part ejection during the moulding process. If holes , slots or other details are required on the sides of the components then sidecores are required to create the detail and allow the ejection stage of the mould process. This requires more work and in turn increases tooling costs.

Mould Manufacture

Product Development

Tooling Options

Moulded Components