Effective tooling starts with a comprehensive design approach. A designer must take advantage of the manufacturing process as well as understand the difficulties involved.

The steps we take at JP Pattern first targets the CAD model of the part. By applying the manufacturing process to the part, it is then transformed into a master model.

This master is then used to create the tooling components necessary for the molding process. To complete this step, quite often a mastery in CAD is an essential trait that is needed with even some of the simplest forms of geometry.

Tool components are extracted from the master model and must be shaped to allow for sound function as well as ease of construction. Components need to interact with each other and be of proper size and proportion to create smooth flow as a mold reaches each phase of molding process cycle.

Lastly the design of the tool must take into consideration the equipment and environment in which it will function.

When this criteria is met the result is a well functioning tool that will decrease time, increase product quality and minimize cost throughout the manufacturing process.