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Mold maker China

 Mold maker China

WIT Mold is a mold making company based in  Shenzhen,China - near Hong Kong. The company have many years experience in mold making for

Mold maker in China
Mold maker in China

  • Common custom plastic molds,
  • High precision molds,
  • High Cavitation Injection Molds,
  • Large size molds,
  • Two Shot Molds,
  • Unscrewing Molds,
  • Gas Assist Molds,
  • Die Casting tools.

Our mission at WIT Mold is to make every project a success. We have partnered  with a mold designer in Ireland to help promote and work on mold design projects for our clients in Ireland and the UK.

Mold maker China

So with all the extra headaches of communication, time difference, payment and logistics why are more and mold people opting to get molds made in China, even though we have all heard the negative press Chinese made molds can get.  We have all heard tool maker tell us about some silly story about a mold that they got made in China and this was wrong and that was wrong, and I am sure there are many cases of things not been done right. However I just wonder is there a bit self preservation to degrade all Chinese mold makers so as to try stop people going to china to get their molds made cheaper. Anyhow most tool makers and plastic process engineers are not tool designers and without knowing the design issues it is difficult to understand why some design decision have to be made in a certain way. However I think people are seeing through the BS and would prefer spend a little time making sure the mold is made right and save 20 – 30%  making the mold in China.

 

Can you image what your local mold maker would say if you just emailed a hand sketch or simple 3D drawing and asked them to quote you to make the tool?  I think they would politely say when are you going to come over to discuss this. There are many things to discuss so that the mold maker fully understand your part requirements. With your local mold maker it is at least more convenient to sit down and discuss every tool design issue. However the problem can be people send part drawings to the Chinese mold maker, give them some basic information, cavity numbers, plastic material, press size etc.. Then ask the mold maker to quote. This they are more than happy to do, so the Chinese salesperson sites down with their mold design engineer, and with this basic information they try to estimate time  and costs to make the mold. The Chinese mold salesperson want to get the business so they push the design guys to cut corners where possible, so when they quote you for the tool it is estimated at a competitive price. You may think well this is the Chinese mold maker been unscrupulous, but I think it is more they have made an estimate on limited information.

Mold maker China

That is part of the problem, the other part of the problem is the western customer will then tie the Chinese mold maker into this quote so the mold maker even if they see a better way of doing it, they are limited on costs. Let say for example you went to your mechanic to get your car serviced, and you agreed to say 39.99 dollars for an oil and filter change.   OK he does that, then you check and you are not happy with the filter he put in. Is it the garages fault they used the cheapest filter, or is it your fault for not specifying the type of filter you want. Do you think the garage would change the filter and make a loss on the job, I know my mechanic won’t and I don’t think I would even ask him to. Anyhow that’s some of the issues as I see them.

However with correct management of the project, and to fully communicate all the tool requirements is a must for the start, this we understand and can take you step by step trough the process. Check out our site, wit mold on www.witmold.com

Mold maker China