This is an upgrade of Injection Mold Tooling Standards, written in 1993. It is written with a manual covering topics of Fast Track Tooling, what a contract means, and what you should consider when making the decision to go off shore.
At the end of the manual, and included in the CD, is a Mold Checklist that will assist in keeping track of the details of the mold build that avoids unnecessary delays to start production.
Purchasing a mold to produce parts a simple manual is no longer sufficient. There are spreadsheets to assist in determining the best supplier, a series of spreadsheets to help in the mold's qualification and a spreadsheet used to determine the mold's valuation for insurance purposes.
The CD format was chosen first so that the customer could easily edit and publish tooling specifications specific to his needs.
Who should buy this book: This is an excellent publication to incorporate into your company's tooling stands documentation and is invaluable to both the experienced and new-to-plastics processor.