Research is essential for efficient molds

The quality of a product depends on the quality of the design: a long process that is comprised of studies and continuous checks, successes and failures. Each question mark becomes a challenge to improve, exploring new paths and experimenting ever-changing technological solutions, with the objective of providing a secure and reliable response every time.

The R&D department is the brain of the company. The ideas take shape and are developed here, thanks to the joint efforts of a team of highly specialized technicians and engineers, through an open dialog with other operators in the sector and with the academic world.


Perfection is experience and technology

We use cutting edge design and simulation technologies. Moldex3D is the world leading CAE product for the plastics injection molding industry. With best-in-class analysis technology, Moldex3D helps us perform an in-depth simulation of the widest range of injection molding processes to optimize product design and manufacturability. Furthermore, the instantaneous connection to our CAD systems generates a flexible simulation-based design platform.

The videos show the cooling process for molded parts with conformal channels (the blue part represents the water circuit).

Traditional and advanced technology

The cooling difference

The two images show the considerable difference in cooling obtained when the mold has conformal channels (second image: better cooling) in comparison to those without them, as they were created using traditional technology. In the first image, cooling is less complete.


Thanks to the constant commitment to Research and Development activities, MOLD&MOLD is successfully participating in two Horizon2020 projects financed by the European Community.

DREAM project
The first was started in 2016, in collaboration with public and private partners from six countries of the European Union (Eos, Ferrari and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, just to name a few). The project has made it possible to develop Powder Bed Fusion technology (titanium, aluminum and steel powder laser fusion), thereby obtaining significant improvements in performance in terms of speed, costs, material use and reliability.


POWDER project
The second project was presented at the end of 2017 and is related to the development of a special powder to expand the target of customers who could potentially benefit from SLM technology. In this way, it will be possible to extend the benefits connected to the presence of conformal cooling channels (reduction in the cycle time and greater production efficiency) also to those customers that up until now were excluded. In February 2018, MOLD&MOLD was awarded the first phase of project financing by the European Community, and is currently developing the second phase.