Rexam Mold Manufacturing
Time is money, and when it takes thousands of hours to cut plastics injection molds from steel, every second that can be saved counts. “An entire mold like an eight-cavity mold – if it’s not too complex – may run about 1,200 to 1,400 man-hours to build,” estimates Len Graham, Rexam Mold Manufacturing business unit leader. “A mold that is larger – like a 128-cavity, two-face mold – that can take 6,000 to 7,000 man-hours. You’ll mess around with those things for months.