Product, Tooling Design & Engineering Support

UP Mold assesses your drawings and provides engineering guidance to help you design mould-able parts that are optimized for manufacture. From tool design concepts to process development and validation, we ensure that all aspects of production meet the ultimate goal of producing high-quality injection moulded parts.

Product Design Assistance

Our suggestion on this steps to design the product features, specs and industrial design follow. Upmold is certainly in a position to help you develop your new projects or re-design current products and implement these steps on behalf of clients by meeting in person and teleconferencing with you and your sales & marketing and technical people each step of the way. some information should refer to Plastic Injection Molding Part Design Guidelines.

Product Development

  • Early Stage Engineering Support
  • Quality Requirement Planning
  • Material Selection Consultation
  • Mold Concept Planning
  • Part optimizing
  • Design For manufacturing

Mold Design Support

  • Mold drawing 2D
  • Mold drawing 3D
  • Design for Manufacturable
  • Mold design checked
  • Mold Design Specification
  • Mold design optimized

Engineer Software

  • Auto CAD
  • Unigraphics NX
  • Pro-Engineer
  • Autodesk Moldflow

  • Solidworks

  • PowerMilll

Design For Manufacturability (DFM)

DFM is a helpful tool that Upmold provides its customers to help minimize tooling costs and to help expedite the manufacturing process; this is a key step, we should analyze  carefully following  our checking list that  Upmold’s  DFM includes below processes, please watch video to learn more details or read the DFM Sample

Basic Information

  • Cavities
  • Using Material
  • Shrinkage
  • Part size & weight analysis
  • Mold steels
  • Moldbase steel and  spec
  • Injection machine size

Mold structure

  • Sink mark analysis
  • Draft analysis
  • Engraving and Aspect spec
  • parting line analysis
  • Insert line analysis
  • Slide and retractor lines
  • Ejector line
  • Gate location and size
  • Layout

Watch Our DFM Report Sample

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Mold Flow Analysis For Mold & Tooling Design

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The Moldflow analysis is a helpful simulation for mould design concept evaluated and optimized the design options, that guarantees us to build a high-quality plastic injection mold successfully. Through this simulation, we can find out the best gate location, cycle time simulation analysis, cooling checking, sink marks preventing, welding line improving, venting designing and injection parameter primary analysis that is indispensable to us.   (Watch Moldflow Analysis Report Sample)

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Tooling & Mold Design

Upmold uses the lasted engineer software to build the 2D or 3D mold structure and simulate that it is right and capable; our designer should follow the ultimate confirmed DFM report to build mold structure, and assemble mold components that are the customer’s  mold standard.

Research Design reference

Generally, We use these engineer softwares to build a model as below:

  • Pro-Engineer for product design model.
  • Unigraphics NX for3D mold design model.
  • Auto CAD for 2D mold design.
  • Moldflow for Moldflow analysis and optimized simulation.
Design process

Product Design & Development Assist

Our product development and design team has over 10 years of combined product development experience and has been exposed to many different applications and industries.  Through many years of experience, we have developed a workflow that ensures a smooth and well-developed process plan for new projects.

Product Design Process

  • Problem Assessment
  • Design Specification
  • Idea Generation
  • Concept Design
  • Quotation proposal
  • Detailed Design
  • Testing
  • Manufacturing and QC

Product Development Process

  • Product concept creation
  • Proof-of-Concept
  • Electronic device development
  • Assembly and verification of pilot batch
  • Certification tests
  • Preparation for production and pilot batch launch
  • Full-scale production

We Accepted File Formats

We accepted some file formats as below, that should be convenient for communication, please provide these acceptable formats to us.

Engineering File Formats Accepted

    AutoCAD 2D format
  • IGES
    Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.(3D format)
  • STEP
    Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data(3D format)
  • Catpart

    CATIA V5 files (3D format)

  • Par

    Solid Edge part files(3D format)

  • *x_t

    Parasolid text files (3D format)

  • Sliprt

    Solidworks part files (3D format)

  • *Part

    UniGraphic part files(3D format)

  • Part

    Pro-Engineer part files(3D format)

 Engineer Software Used


Used for 2D mold & product design


Solidworks Used for Product design

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Unigraphics NX Used for 3D Mold design

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Moldflow Used for Moldflow optimised

Document File Formats Accepted

  • BMP
    Bit Mapped Graphics(picture format)
  • GIF
    Graphics Interchange Format(picture format)
  • JPG or JEPG
    Joint Photographic Experts Group(picture format)
  • PDF
    Portable Document Format(picture or document format)
  • TIFF
    Tagged Image File Format(picture format)
  • PNG

    Portable Network Graphic Format(picture format)

  • AI

    Adobe Illustrator files(vector graphics format)

  • cdr

    CorelDRAW Graphics file( vector graphics format)

  • Office Documents

    all of the office document files format