Mold maintenance or tool maintenance, refers to the cleaning and repairs that are needed to keep an injection mold in the best working order. Maintenance is performed routinely over the life of the mold (preventative maintenance or PM), and also when any problems arise.
Many buyers overlook mold maintenance when choosing a supplier, but it’s actually a critical aspect of a successful long-term molding program. The condition of the injection mold affects the quality of the plastic components produced. Performing necessary preventative maintenance improves tool longevity and part quality by stopping issues before they happen.