Injection moulding machines
We use injection moulding machines to make the moulds. These machines mould the plastic granules under pressure and heat. Injection moulding machines work on the basis of a tried and tested technique for the production of perfect moulds. Our continuous investments in injection moulding machines guarantee an increasingly better and more efficient production process.
Thermoforming, also called vacuum forming, is a technique in which plastic sheets are heated and vacuum-drawn into moulds. After cooling, the plastic retains its shape and can be worked as needed.
Silicone rubber vulcanisation technique
This technique, together with a good quality rubber, makes the moulds very durable, flexible and strong. The moulds can be produced using stainless steel or polycarbonate frames.
VormenFabriek sets itself apart in various ways. One way is the application of rounded moulds. This has a very important benefit: with straight-sided moulds, there is a risk that small pieces of plastic break off and end up in the chocolate, which may have any number of undesired effects. With rounded moulds, there is no chipping.
If you are interested in this mould construction and would like to take advantages of these benefits, we will include this preference in Step 3: Engineering mould construction. Many of our customers have already gone down this route.
RFID chips and other options
We do everything we can to make sure you can use our high-quality and food-safe moulds without any problems. VormenFabriek offers you the following options for this:
– Laser engraving: letters, figures, barcodes and/or QR codes
– RFID tag
– Metal-detectable plastic caps for magnets (only for book moulds / hollow figures)
– Demoulding plaques
When you use RFID technology in your production line, we make a mould construction in which the matching tag (data carrier) is integrated in a separate compartment. This enables you to monitor the mould and collect and evaluate all usage statistics.
This helps you optimise your production process and prevents unnecessary downtime in production as well as wastage of ingredients. We can provide the moulds with a QR or barcode so that you can visually identify each individual mould (and thus optimise stock management).
Naturally, the project manager will also ask your approval after this step, so that we can complete the process as planned.