Tooling Development

Our Tooling Development Process

After our team of engineers works with you to create a CAD drawing for your mold design, the next step in the process is tooling development to create your custom part mold. Our thorough and efficient tooling development process will ensure your custom mold will create a part that meets your industry standards every time.

Tooling Step by Step:

Step 1: Create a PLA material prototype of the mold with the geometry of the part based on the CAD design. We always require your final approval before tool design manufacturing begins.

Step 2: Our engineers and design teams partner with an experienced tool builder from our trusted list of certified mold manufacturers to create your custom mold. We produce up to 60 separate test parts to ensure equality. We adhere to Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and First Article Approval process standards.

Step 3: Once your tool has been created, we offer mold storage and maintenance services so your mold is maintained and ready for your next product run.

Tool Materials We Work With

At Polymer Engineered Products, we specialize in tool design using the following steel grades:

    • H-13
    • S-7
    • P-20
    • 420 Stainless
    • A-2

We have the knowledge and experience to work with a wide variety of polymers and plastics to design your custom part or product. During the tooling development process, our engineers will work with you to understand your part application and budget requirements to choose a tool material and part material to meet your specific needs.

Quality Is Our Priority

After your custom tool is developed, our engineers test it to ensure it maintains high tolerances and industry standards. Once we receive your approval on the tool prototype parts, our team also inspects, cleans, and checks the final mold, following the PPAP requirements. We also maintain an ISO 9001 2000:15 certification.