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Precision Modular Tooling (PMT)

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Type: Prototype

Material: P20

Finish: A3

Selecting PMT

Our Prototype Tooling which we call PMT (Precision Modular Tooling) came out of experience in producing Injection Molds quickly. This tooling performs so well it is used quite often for bridge tooling and short run production. The PMT approach to rapid tooling is enabling new products to be developed in the final material of choice, in a fraction of the time it takes to produce a full mold.

Benefits:
  • Lead time 2-3 weeks
  • EDM and CNC Machine Tools
  • Accurate prototype parts
  • No Design Compromises
  • Low volume production
  • Steel tools from P20
  • Tool life 50K+
Applications:
  • Prototype Tooling
  • Bridge Tooling
  • Low Volume Production Tooling

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PMT Materials

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P20 Tool Steel
A versatile, low-alloy tool steel that is characterized by good toughness at moderate strength levels.

The PMT Process

Steps to create a PMT tool:

  1. Begin with a 3D CAD model with adequate draft.

  2. Define the parting lines and create a tooling layout

  3. Select a modular base that will accommodate the part.
  4. Using 3D CAD, design the inserts for the modular base.

  5. Fabricate the inserts with CNC machining and CNC EDM.
  6. Assemble the inserts into the modular base.
  7. Injection mold samples for appropriate qualifications. 

PMT Frequently Asked Questions