PML Provides Injection Mold Tooling Through This Proven Process


First, we review and understand what our customers’ requirements are. From there, we can determine the best sourcing option to return the best tool quality and price. Normally, quotations are turned around within 24-48 hours.

Upon receipt of the order, PML will develop a DFM presentation for your review. The DFM will identify very specific details about each tool, making sure that every requirement is clearly defined so a preliminary design can be created quickly. The DFM turnaround is normally three days.

A preliminary 2D design is submitted for review. This design includes plan and section views, a bill of materials of major components, and all special machine interface items, such as machine hookups, quick clamps, etc. A PML engineer will review the design against our customers' specifications and then review it in detail with our customers. The average time to get to a 2D preliminary is one week.

From the approved 2D design, major material components will be purchased and a complete 3D design will begin.

A 3D model of the completed mold tool will be submitted for review and approval. From this design, the manufacturing process will begin. 3D design for approximately one week.

The mold tool manufacturing will begin with detailed progress reports in graph format with images sent each week throughout the program.

The normal qualification allows for three tool trials called T0, T1, and T2. Between each trial, there is an opportunity to correct any issues or incorporate dimensional adjustments. From each of these trials, parts will be express-shipped to you for review and approval.

PML will ship the mold direct to one of our domestic landing zones for the final sample and approvals. PML can also direct-ship to your manufacturing facility. PML arranges all transportation to your door.