Design and implementation of parts in 2D and 3D blow moulding
Co-developpement of your parts
Let us put our know-how and our expertise at your service to guide you during the engineering or designing phases of your parts from prototyping to full production of the final plastic part.
Indeed, ActuaPlast has an in-house design office consisting of more than 10 persons: designers, project managers, programmers, who, after having downloaded your CAD files (softwares used: CATIA and SOLIDWORKS), are able to study your part and to look for innovative solutions together with your own team.
Manufacture of your assemblies and sub-assemblies
Manufacture of the corresponding toolings
Our Engineering Department has a great expertise in the different methodologies dedicated to the mould.
Design and implementation of moulds
Thanks to a strong experience in the mould industry, ActuaPlast designs and manufactures moulds aimed at the 2D and 3D blow moulding for different industries :
Indeed, we are able to offer you a global solution for your project from the design and the manufacture of moulds/toolings to the delivery of completely finished and checked parts.
Our Engineering Department has a very strong experience in the 2D and 3D extrusion blow moulding and associated auxiliary equipment.
- 2D blowing moulds
- 3D blowing moulds by suction
- 3D blowing moulds by suction with overblown inserts
- Chemical graining
- Hot plate welding machines
- Spin welding machines
- Ultrasonic welding machines (pistol)
- Leak test machines (ATEC)
- Conformation means
- Control means
- Cutting means for the mould
- Tools to rework the ends of the parts with a possible addition of metal inserts.
Implementation of moulds and toolings :
At the end of the study, the CAM department, consisting of 4 persons, is responsible for the programming of the different parts of the mould (softwares used : VISI and WORKNC). It defines also the machining data of the different parts to be manufactured according to the machinery available and it programs the different parts.
Our CAM team is also in charge of the design and of the programmation of the electrodes.
Design and implementation of blow moulds
Design a prototype or production blow mould, we work with 2 CAD softwares (3D) : Catia V5 and Solidworks.
We work according to the files sent and validated by the customer.
We suggest some arrangements on the parts in order to optimize the process (addition of reference points and welding areas for example).
To sum up, Upon completion, we define how the part will be placed into the mould. It is a very important step in the design of the mould.
According to the material required by the customer a shrinkage is applied on the part. Indeed we increase the size of the part by a scaling factor so that when cooling it is at the right dimension. Each material has its own shrinkage value.
We draw the split line, which is a stretched surface from 30 to 40mm on both sides of the part and, which is perpendicular to the direction of mold opening.
For specific shapes that do not release naturally, we set up some movements to make the ejection of the part easier.
The cavities are regulated to cool down the mold during the manufacturing process.
Mold is made in aluminium or in steel depending on the quantity to produce (prototypes or productions).
Therefore the design of the mold finished, we make a design review of the mould to validate the study, the technical file is transmitted to the CAM department to program the tool paths (WORK NC).
The machining and the assembly of the different parts of the mould are implemented in our workshops.
A project following-up is made at every step of the mould manufacturing.