TOOLING

Tool making is the beating heart of Isometric Micro Molding, and the company has been recognised as a respected and world-renowned precision mold maker since 1990. We believe that tooling is the enabling technology that is critical to the success of our micro molding, micro automation, and micro assembly capabilities.

Over the years, Isometric Micro Molding has been the “go-to” partner for high risk/high complexity projects. This is no accident. In house we combine the exceptional talent of our team with cutting-edge equipment and disruptive technologies that mean we lead the way in micro manufacturing. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is seen as possible, and for us “beyond extreme” is normal. Precision is at the root of everything, every day.

Mold Types

Our tooling and mold making experience spans several decades and we have worked in the most technologically advanced market-places. One size certainly does not fit all when it comes to making precision tools, and it is vital that a tool maker working in the micro manufacturing sector understands the affect of material, cycle-time expectations, part criteria, and expected volumes etc… when making a tool.

Isometric Micro Molding has vast experience manufacturing molds for a wide variety of materials such as, PEEK, polyurethane, Pebax™, nylon, polycarbonate, silicone, urethane blends, and radio-opaque compounded formulas for the medical device industry, as well as almost all other thermoplastics. We are expert in

  • Complex Technical Molds
  • Two-Shot
  • Servo Unscrewing
  • Insert Molding
  • Micro Molds
  • LSR
  • Reel-to-Reel
  • Overmolding

Manufacturing Capabilities

At Isometric Micro Molding, we machine and verify our tools to micro precision specifications of +/- 1 micron. Our state-of-the-art precision machining cell utilizes a 600x magnification vision inspection system that captures images of an end mill at full rotation with surface speeds up to 1000 in/sec. The machine auto-corrects using the images as programmable offsets sent to the workpiece. This level of sophistication is required for Isometric Micro Molding to machine double-fluted end mills with 10-micron diameters.

At Isometric Micro Molding we use micro hard milling, sub 0.001” diameter wire EDM, and micro sinker EDM technology to deliver the highest level of accuracy and surface finish possible. Our micro mold making equipment uses sophisticated on-board inspection probes and high speed vision systems to ensure the integrity of our micro sized cutting tools.

  • Micro milling with 10µm end mills
  • Wire EDM sub 0.001″ diameter
  • Hole popping
  • Laser micro engraving
  • Precision OD grinding
  • Micro sinker EDM
  • CMM inspection
  • Laser welding