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How are custom metal moulds made?

Why does Minifaber personally construct metal moulds intended for cold moulding? What type of moulds do we make? How does the process work?

When metal moulds are constructed in-house, rather than outsourced, construction costs and times can be optimised. What's more: if mould construction is in-house, process quality is higher and product customisation possibilities increase.

At Minifaber we design and construct the metal moulds our customers need; our machine pool and skills let us offer 4 types of moulds: shooting, progressive, transfer and drawing.

All our metal moulds are certified according to UNI EN ISO 9 001:2008, let's take a closer look.


We offer 4 different types of metal moulds

Out metal moulds are suited to cold mould iron, aluminium, stainless steel, copper, brass and special alloys for industrial use.

Beyond these differences, we produce 4 types of moulds:

  1. Metal moulds called “shooting”, intended for the production of just a few lots or extremely complex products;
  2. Progressive (or step) moulds, intended for mass production. They are beneficial because they let you obtain a finished product through a sequence of steps but with a single mould;
  3. Transfer moulds, to process sheet metal with an extremely reduced margin. This avoids material scraps;
  4. Drawing moulds, to process sheet metal to create box, hollow, cylinder or cup shapes.


We design and construct your custom moulds

Starting from these 4 types of metal moulds, we create your custom mould.

There are 3 mould production phases:

  • Design. We analyse the customer's requests and needs during a meeting: our technical staff receives the information required to start designing from this meeting. The design phase meets the precision and resource optimisation needs, also thanks to advance computer system support.
  • Prototyping. Once the design is approved we construct a prototype, managed by the same people who, from the beginning, created the design. This allows us to meticulously follow the design and correct any errors in time.
  • Construction. When the prototype is tested and fully correct, it can be replicated to create the final mould. All this aimed to minimise waste and achieve the highest quality levels.

We always and only use our machine pool, made up of micro drills, sinker and wire EDM machines, lathes, grinding tools, column drills and 2 work centres, to construct metal moulds.

Do you want to learn more about the metal moulds produced by Minifaber? Or would you like an estimate for your project? Contact us without obligation.