Mold Manufacturing

Utilizing automation to improve lead times and quality.

Intriguing Concepts provides timely tool designs and construction of high quality prototype and production molds in an average of 1 to 9 weeks*.  (*Subject to availability of mold bases, custom components, and hot runner systems)

Intriguing Concepts’ comprehensive tool room combines automation with strategic planning. Intriguing Concepts offers an array of tooling options so you can tailor the exact tooling option that best fits the needs of your program or production requirements.

‘High-Quality’ Tool Construction Options: 

Intriguing Concepts considers a full range of materials when developing the perfect tooling solution for your project, from high-grade aluminum to fully hardened steels. Intriguing Concepts will work with you and your team to determine the optimum tool construction approach to meet your requirements or budget:

  • SPI Classifications:  101, 102, 103, and 104
  • Mold Materials:  Aluminum, Steel (P20, S7, H13, Stainless)
  • Bases: Standard Mold Bases to 18×24, Standard U Series MUD insert sets to 14×16, Freestanding Aluminum Bases, and Inserts into our custom frames
  • Processes: CNC high speed machining (2, 3, and 4 axis), standard and CNC sinker EDM, wire EDM, surface grinding, mold surface finish and texturing to SPI standards
  • Cavitation:  1, 2, 4, 8
  • Cold runner & Hot runner systems
  • Automated & manual (hand-loaded) tooling actions

‘‘High-Quality’ Tooling Options:

Prototype: Customized prototype tooling is a great option for those customer’s needing high quality parts fast.  This tooling option is manufactured using the same automated mold manufacturing process that is used for production molds.  Intriguing Concepts’ prototype molds include 3D tool designs and often utilize industry standardized cavity/core inserts.

Bridge Tool:  A great tooling solution for customer’s requiring the construction speed of a prototype tool with the quality of a production tool.  We will work with you to develop an injection mold with as many features as you need to meet your quality and quantity requirements.  Our experienced staff will help you determine the best solution to get you into production fast.

Production:  From our one to multi cavity production molds, these are an excellent choice for your low to medium volume production needs.   Intriguing Concepts’ automation and planed capacity enables us to meet your lead times for SPI - Class 101 to Class 103 production molds.

Tool Transfer:  Utilize Intriguing Concepts’ automated mold manufacturing services to build your mold and ship it to the destination of your choice if that works best for your project.