Pre-Production Molds or limited production injection molds are usually single cavity, cold runner steel molds produced very rapidly. They may however, have some hardened steel components in high wear areas. These molds tend to share manufacturing techniques from prototype molds and production molds. Also; this type of production mold is designed to run automatically but may require gate trimming or other slight post molding procedures.
Pilot Molds are generally mini/lower-cavitation production molds. If the product design remains stable then the pilot molds can possibly be used as interchangeable spares for the production molds. Much of the mold development engineering is finalized during this process.
Why use a pilot or pre-production mold?
This type of manufacturing tooling allows for accelerating product manufacturing schedules by providing quality product or parts to begin the product testing or assembly process. Although this approach may not represent the final most cost effective solution to molding a particular product, the slight decrease in profit margin is offset by having the product in the marketplace sooner. In addition should any other design changes need to be done it is much easier and faster to perform them on a fast track pre- production mold or a pilot mold.
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