Any input on a suggested method of rapid tooling (inj. molds)that
would satisfy the following needs would be appreciated. This tooling
would be for sunglass frames. The lens grooves would be created by
I have succesfully used aluminum tooling that has been CNC-ed but I
would be interested in something with a shorter lead time. I do know
about Keltool and Simeon Bojilov's powdered metal process.
Rapid Tooling Requirements (in order of importance):
-able to last for 1000 shots using Nylon
-conducive to free-form parting lines (non-planar)
-available in 5 weeks or less
-able to have inserts, cores and ejector pins added easily
All responses, suggestions will be appreciated
Product Development Eng.
Bausch & Lomb Eyewear
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