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Rapid Toolmaking Service

Marchwood Technologies has the equipment, the skill and the experience to help you create world-class rapid tooling for plastic injection molding and pressure die casting.

Using your qualified CAD drawings in our proprietary OMOM system, a single master toolmaker will take charge of your project from start to finish to ensure the fastest possible turnaround times to support rapid prototypes, new product introduction and full production volumes up to hundreds of thousands of high-quality parts.

Toolmaking Process

Your rapid mold tools are made with high-quality P20, Nak80 or H13 tool steels. We use imported multi-axis CNC mills, grinders and EDM machines to create complex geometries with multiple surface finishes, from the highest optical polishes to matte and everything in between. We can even apply custom textures using MoldTech photoetching. Our partnership with Guhring of Germany ensures that only the finest cutting tools are used to maximize speed while holding tight tolerances in any material.

Advantages to Star’s Toolmaking Service

When you choose Star Rapid for quick turnaround mold tools, you get a host of services to support any project, including:

  • Design for Manufacturing analysis

  • Overmolding

  • Multiple cavities

  • Inserts

  • Heated cores

  • Manual and hydraulic sliders

And much more!

Material Verification

We use X-ray fluorescence and spectrophotometry to measure the precise molecular composition of all the raw materials we use for your tooling. You can be assured you get exactly the material grade you specify.

Our attention to detail doesn’t stop when your mold is completed. We’re not satisfied until your finished parts have been fully verified in our modern quality control metrology lab.

Toolmaking Tolerances and Finishing Guidelines

Unless otherwise specified by you, our standard tolerances conform to DIN-2768-1-fine.

Surface finishes for the core and cavity of mold tools can be made according to the classification system of the Plastics Industry Association using their general surface finishing guidelines. Additional finishes can be applied using proprietary MoldTech® or other third-party photoetching technologies. Please enquire for more information about these services.

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