Building a mould tool is a significant element of the R&D process and in some cases, such as medical component development (ISO13485), carries an unknown level of risk. In this scenario, Hymid will undertake a structured Process Optimisation and Validation exercise which will vastly reduce concerns regarding the capability of the tooling to achieve fine tolerances within a production environment.

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Process Optimisation & Validation (ISO13485)

The key to our service is a detailed validation plan covering various levels of optimisation and qualification, all of which is overseen by a Senior Process Engineer. This process takes into account all of the known variables across defined areas such as; materials, mould tooling, moulding machines and settings – ensuring the tool and process achieve the correct level of capability.

The plan will typically cover:

  • Process Optimisation
  • Installation Qualification (IQ)
  • Operational Qualification (OQ)
  • Performance Qualification (PQ)

Once validated, the corresponding documentation will be released for further analysis by the client.

Prototyping and pre-production testing

We can also use the mould tool to create pilot and pre-production samples of your component(s) in accordance with the validation protocol. These can be supplied with measurement reports covering; Key Process Indicators (KPI), Critical to Function (CtF) values or Process Capability Index (Cpk) analysis.

Re-Validation of mould tools

Taking a mould tool from one environment and expecting it to work ‘out of the box’ is not always possible. Hymid’s expert tooling team can take client-supplied tools and validate them for use in our production process. We can also handle the re-validation process following modifications or improvements to a mould tool. This is often the case when the component has been through a necessary change or planned revision.

Your next steps

Mould tool validation is a core element of our processes, and is key to our quality control guarantee that we provide to all of our clients.

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