The stable development trend of the mold industry in China

The stable development trend of the mold industry in China

1. Popularization of mold integrated manufacturing unit and technology

In addition to the functions of automatic feeding, stamping forming, lamination measurement, thickness grouping, iron core combination and product output, and hinge assembly connection, the mold also has complex kinematic structure, in-mold heating, forging, local thermal (organization) control, mold Inner welding, tapping, local injection, in-mold cutting, in-mold detection and other process combination processes. Especially worth mentioning is that new technologies such as in-mold hot cutting of plastic parts, in-mold hot cutting of boron steel plates and variable blade punching of motor pen-shaped iron cores created a new era of integrated mold manufacturing units. Mold products continue to develop in the direction of large-scale, precise, high-performance, integrated manufacturing units.

2. Commercial Internet extends to mold and its industrial chain

At present, many mold processing equipment companies have also connected to the Internet, actively creating a “mold manufacturing + Internet” model, which has effectively promoted the transformation and upgrade of the mold industry.

3. Wide application of 3D printing in mold manufacturing

The production of mold cavities by 3D printing applications is a new trend in the development of cavity molds. Metal additive-reduced material combination manufacturing technology is an important direction in the field of 3D printing. At present, through 3D layer-by-layer additive forming, combined with high-speed milling layer thickness contour reduction material finishing, to achieve high-precision manufacturing of complex metal parts.

4. Intelligent mold

At present, in the plastic mold and die-casting mold industry, intelligently controlled molds for the pressure, temperature, flow rate and cooling process of the mold cavity have appeared. In addition, the intelligent mold processing equipment is also rapidly promoting the intelligent manufacturing of molds.

5. The emergence and optimization of lightweight new materials and large plastic molds

With the development of lightweight vehicles, new lightweight materials are emerging one after another. Domestic mold companies have begun to respond to this change, and have launched the development of lightweight new material automotive cover molds and large composite molds.

6. The maturity of large-scale progressive die technology, high speed and high reliability have become an important feature of precision progressive die

At present, large-scale progressive stamping parts abound, the size of the parts is getting larger and the shape is more and more complex, showing that the large-scale progressive die technology has entered a mature stage. The high-precision precision progressive die requires higher and higher production stability and reliability, and has become an important means of competition for mold manufacturing companies. Obviously, the mold design and manufacturing technology of ultra-large shaped parts and small ultra-precision parts has become a hot spot for mold companies.

7. Mold standard parts tend to be refined

In recent years, with the improvement of mold types and requirements, mold standard parts have become an important condition for mold companies to participate in international competition. Variety and fine classification are the main trends of mold standard parts. There are more and more traditional standard parts, and the quality requirements are getting higher and higher. New functional structural standard units and standard parts with more manufacturing flexibility are also increasingly important, becoming a new direction for new technologies and innovation to enhance competitiveness.

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