Injection mold for lego brick-like parts
For components like lego bricks, it is critical to get the desired fit tightness, they need to be made to high precision, say, within +/-0.02mm, otherwise, the fit may be too loose or too tight.
|Tolerance for the key dimension||+/-0.02mm|
Mold price: $1,200
- Cavity number: 1+1, family mold
- Mold material: 718H
- Lead time: 35 days
These 2 parts we made are quite similar to lego bricks, whether in appearance or function. They need to be pressed into their mating components by hand, with the right amount of pressing force, and should be removed manually without too much difficulty.
Critical quality requirements
Tight tolerance for key dimensions
The dimension on the mating component is 13.90mm, so we define the corresponding dimension on the brick to be 13.90 -0.02/-0.06mm, or 13.86 +/-0.02mm.
We made an inspection gauge to check the molded bricks, the key dimensions are all made the same as the matching components.
We check the dimensions with a caliper as well, and the measurements show great consistency.
Avoid sink marks and weld lines
In order to get an appealing appearance, we need to avoid molding flaws like sink marks and weld lines (or make them as least noticeable as possible).
Here are some close-up views of the plastic bricks: