What factors will affect the cost of a mold?
The Core Metal
If the production run is shorter and if the mold will be for short-term use, we Focare prefer P20 steel in this case, the process is much better. If a project requires a mold to last for several years, in this case stainless steel could be the best choice.
Machining of the Core/Cavity
Every mold requires customization for placement of cores, cooling lines, ejectors, cavities, and many other components. The steel in the tool will also affect costs; hardened steel molds offer the longest product life and are more expensive to machine.
Except the above, also there will be the mold base, number of cavities & complexity of the part.
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