Are you ready for your mold transfer? Tool Transfer Success Checklist

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By: Liz Lipply | July 20, 2023

Mold transfer, beginning with the RFQ phase of the tool transfer inquiry, sharing full transparency throughout the transfer process for efficient and effective tool transfer with your new custom injection molding supplier is essential. Therefore, it is necessary to clearly define the project scope and the responsibilities and expectations of everyone involved.  

Before moving forward with production, any tool refurbishments should be quoted and submitted for approval. The required validation processes and protocols should be defined and agreed upon prior to execution by the supplier. 

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Mold Transfer Documentation Needed

As an integral part in moving the process forward, you’ll need to provide the following documentation, specifications, and materials to the chosen supplier: 

  1. Customer-specific RFQ and supporting documentation. 
  2. Complete project scope 
  3. Molded part design drawings and specifications* 
  4. Tool design drawings and specifications* 
  5. Tool maintenance program  
  6. Tool maintenance records  
  7. Master molded part sample   
  8. Recent molded production part – This part should come from the last production run. 
  9. Quality concerns – Is there a history of any quality issues?

By providing complete and accurate information, you ensure that the transition of your custom injection molded part project is smooth, timely, and cost-effective. This transparency and information exchange help to build trust between you and your new supplier, setting the stage for a successful partnership. 

Download our Mold Tool Transfer Success Checklist to see the detailed list.  

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