NYX Tool Build Report

  • Mold Number

  • Program Designation

  • Part Name

  • Mold Source

  • Planned Press Size

  • Material Code

  • Tooling Engineer

Mold Base

  • Mold Labeled in Accordance with NYX Mold Build Standards?

  • Quick Mold Change Slots are Present on the Cavity Half Clamp Plate?

  • Oversized Guard Plates for Water and Hydraulic Fittings are Adequate?

  • Is the Swivel Type Single Point Lift Ring Present on the Mold?

  • Are Eyebolt Holes present at the four corners of the back of the Cavity and Core Clamp Plates?

  • Is there clearance holes for the Valve Gate Pins?

  • Is the Clamp Slot Thickness correct for the mold size?

  • Are the clamp slots on the Operator and Non-Operator side of the mold?

  • Are all mold corners broken including the parting line?

  • Are all thread sizes in inch standard?

  • Are all features flush to the mold base?

  • Is the shot counter installed on the Operator Side parting line?

  • Are the Safety Straps on both the Operator and Non-Operator side of the mold?

  • Does the mold fit in the planned Machine Size as Designed?

  • Has a quote been provided for Long Lead / Special Order Components?

  • If over 250 tons, is there 2 Eyebolt holes on each rail?

  • Is there Wear Plates on the Parting Line Locks?

  • Is there verification that the mold does not overhang the platen or has clearance been verified?

Mold Actions

  • Are the lifter rods 1" diameter and locked in place?

  • Can the lifters be disassembled from the parting line?

  • Do the hydraulic connections conform to the NYX Mold Build Standard?

  • Are the horn pins removable from the parting line?

  • Are the slides retained in the open position by springs?

  • Do the threads for ejection comply with the NYX Mold build Standard?

  • Is the ejector box covered on the top of the mold?

  • Does mechanical ejection have return springs or gas struts?

Water

  • If over 350 tons, is there a water manifold on core half and cavity half?

  • Are the water channels labeled? (IN 1, OUT 1, etc.)

  • Are all circuits independently attached to the mold or manifold?

  • Are there red hoses on the outlet lines and blue hoses on the inlet lines?

  • Is the manifold color matched to the lines ( Red & Blue )

  • Are the water fittings labeled?

  • Are the water lines recessed and flush?

  • Does the cooling hookup comply with the NYX Mold Build Standard?

Hot Runner Manifolds

  • Is there a plaque for the Hot Runner Schematic and required information?

  • Does the cavity half clamp plate have an insulator plate?

  • Do the Valve Gate Hydraulics and Cooling meet the Supplier Specification?

  • Are the electrical hook ups flush to the mold base?

  • Are the Power and TC Plugs correct to the NYX Mold Build Standard?

  • Is the manifold functioning correctly?

  • Are the Valve Gates functioning correctly?

Gating, Runners and Sprues

  • Is the sprue bushing, DME or equivalent for taper and Finish?

  • Is the sprue bushing recess less than 3.0" in depth?

  • Is the Sprue Bushing Nozzle Seat 3/4" radius?

  • Is the locating ring 4" diameter?

  • If Family Mold, are there runner shutoff's and are they DME or Equivalent?

  • Is the runner identified with material code and cavity ID?

  • Are there cold slug wells on the runner?

  • Does the runner system and gating comply with the NYX Mold Build Standard?

  • Are the gate blocks removable from the front of the mold?

Venting and Mold Surfaces

  • Are Parting Line Vents cut in every 1.50" on center around the periphery of the cavity(s)?

  • Is there a clearance hole where required?

  • Is there provisions to remove Pocerax Inserts for ease of cleaning?

  • Are features deeper than 0.25" inserted and vented?

  • Do A Surface ribs have vents?

  • Is the parting line relieved 0.030" - 0.050"?

Visual Part Surface Inspection

  • Is the Parting Line free of Flash?

  • Are the runners and gate inserts free of flash?

  • Are the slide seal off areas free of flash?

  • Are the Lifters free of flash?

  • Is the Parting Line Match on Class 'A' Surface acceptable?

  • Is the Class 'A' Surface free of Sink Marks?

  • Is the Class 'A' Surface free of high gloss areas or gloss variation?

  • Is the Class 'A' Surface free of Read through of B Side Features?

  • Is the Class 'A' Surface free of Stress Marks?

  • Is the Class 'A' Surface free of Splay?

  • Has the wall thickness been verified to data?

  • Have Knitline locations been approved by Engineering an Manufacturing?

  • Is the 'A' Surface acceptable? ( No Hard Lines, Blended Radii, etc. )

  • Is the Core Surface acceptable?

  • Are all second surface features polished?

  • Is Cavity Number, Mold Number, Part Number Engraved correctly in Mold Cavities?

  • Are all second surface features free of distortion?

  • Are all second surface features less than 60% of the nominal wall thickness?

  • Are all second surface features filled?

  • Are the ejector pins free of plastic? ( flash )

  • Are the ejector pins flush with the core surface?

  • Are the slides and lifters flush to the core surface?

  • Are the vents open?

  • Does the gloss level reading meet the specification? ( Post Grain )

  • Is the grain area free from surface imperfections? ( drag, non-uniform gloss, etc )

Mold Perfromance

  • Does the ejector system move freely? ( no binding, galling, etc. )

  • Is there sufficient ejector stroke for the part to clear the core side?

  • Are there a sufficient number of ejector pins to demoed the part?

  • Can the part be removed by the EOAT and Robot?

  • Do the slides move freely? ( no binding, galling, etc. )

  • Is the slide travel sufficient to clear the part?

  • Do the lifters move freely? ( no binding, galling, etc. )

  • Is the lifter travel sufficient to clear the part?

  • Do the gates trim cleanly without vestige?

  • Does the mold cycle at or below the quoted rate?

  • Is the cavity fill balanced and acceptable?

  • Is the part/shot weight at or below the quoted estimate?

  • Is the part dimensionally correct?

  • Does the part(s) fit the gage and is the gage approved?

  • Is the mold free of any hydraulic or water leaks?

Mold Profile Information

  • Mold Length

  • Mold Width

  • Mold Shut Height

  • Mold Weight

  • Number of Hydraulic Cores / Slides

  • Core Sequence

  • Number of Slides

  • Number of Lifters

  • Ejection Type (Machine or Hydraulic)

  • Ejection Stroke

  • Ejector Plate Thread Size

  • Shrink Value (inches)

  • Orifice Diameter

  • Number of Cavities

  • Sprue Bushing Depth (recessed)

  • Gate Type and Number

  • Hot Runner Type

  • Number of Zones

  • Valve Gates and Number of

  • Water System ( Manifold or Multiple )

  • Water Fitting Size

  • Number of Water Hook-Ups

  • Mode of Operation (Robot, Auto, Semi)

Injection Molding Process Data

  • Injection Fill Time, Fill Pressure, Fill Weight

  • Pack Time, Pack Pressure

  • Hold Time, Hold Pressure

  • Cure Time, Recovery Time, Back Pressure

  • Full Part Weight, Shot Weight

  • Barrel Temperatures (Nozzle - Rear)

  • Hot Runner Temperatures

  • Mold Temperatures (Cavity and Core)

  • Cycle Time

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