Like any piece of machinery or equipment, mold maintenance is critical to the life of the tool and the quality of the parts it produces. It’s also critical to the mold’s productivity and efficiency. No matter how much you pay for the mold up front, it won’t give you a good return on your investment if you do not maintain it properly.
The major issue is having to replace the mold before the end of the product life. Putting off mold maintenance is very shortsighted. Compare it to your vehicle. If you don’t change the oil, perform regularly scheduled maintenance as recommended by the vehicle maker, and generally maintain the vehicle, it will wear out more quickly. It’s the same with tooling. If you don’t take the time to perform regularly scheduled maintenance on the mold, it won’t last....