Plastic Ideas | Services

By: Plastic Ideas  11-11-2011
Keywords: Plastics, CNC, Machining

Mould Design

We believe quality begins with mould design capability and consider it to be the key to successful mould making and final produce. At Plastic Ideas we have invested in both people and technology to ensure that our designs meet your highest expectations. As experienced mould designers we utilize the latest engineering software such as mould flow analysis to prevent weld lines and to eliminate over packing of tools which saves on material and clamping pressure.

Our engineering and mould making technology includes:

  1. Mastercam/design (3D Modeling)
  2. Mastercam/mill/lathe/wire (CNC Programming)
  3. Solidworks (3D Modeling)
  4. Catia (3D Modeling)
  5. Micro Scribe Arm (3D Digitizing)
  6. Mould Flow (Plastic Flow Analysis)
  7. CNC Machining Centers
  8. CNC Lathes
  9. CNC EDM’s (Electro Discharge Machining)
  10. Wire-Cut Machines

Plastic Injection Moulding

We have experience in most engineering plastics including synthetic rubber.

Moulding quantity: Plastic Ideas operates a very flexible service on supplying smaller quantities of parts with assembly and finishing. All moulds manufactured by Plastic Ideas used in-house are free of any maintenance cost.

Specialised Services

  • 3D component designing
  • 3D digitizing (micro scribe)
  • 3D tool designing
  • Mould flow analysis
  • Tool & die manufacturing
  • Plastic injection moulding
  • Component production assembly
  • Mould surface graining (etching)
  • Wire cutting
  • Spark erosion
  • Machining of electrodes
  • Machining of punch and cavity
  • Machining of large blocks/components
  • CNC jobbing (turning & milling)
  • CNC production (turning & milling)

Moulds Manufactured:

Plastic Injection Moulds

These are just a few of the moulds that we have produced for the various industries.

Mining Industry

  • Polyurethane screens for shaker tables
  • Snap on connector (screen assembly unit)
  • Water sprayers
  • Rock crushing tools
  • Inline bricket press rollers

Motor Industry

  • Runner boards
  • End Caps
  • Mud guards
  • Nudge bar
  • Trim pillar
  • Steering wheel
  • Steering column cover
  • Center console
  • Door handle
  • Rubber Mats
  • Polycarbonate lights, etc.

Packaging Industry

  • Bottle crates
  • Fruit & Vegetable crates
  • Bread crates

Telecommunications Industry

Carbon Fiber Moulds

Manufactured for motorcycle wheels and other motorcycle components

Aluminium and Magnesium moulds

Magnesium dies casting of sport wheels Low pressure dies casting of alloy wheels

Machine List

Tool Room

Machine Type Travels
Awea BM 850 3axis vertical machining centre 850 x 600 x 500
FPT 3axis vertical horizontal machining centre 2000 x 1000 x 1000
Dekel Maho DM 1200 3axis vertical horizontal machining centre 1200 x 700 x 700
Dekel Maho DM 1600 5axis vertical horizontal 1600 x 800 x 700
OKUMA LB10 CNC Lathe ø 150 x 300
FEMCO HL 55S CNC Lathe ø 600 x 600

We also feature a number of various conventional mills, lathes, drills and surface grinders.

Injection Room

Machine Type Clamping Force Shot Weight
Kawaguchi KM180 180ton 358g
TMC M220 220ton 546g
Krauss Maffei KM250-900B 250ton 470g
Krauss Maffei KM250-900B 250ton 635g
Krauss Maffei KM350-2700C1 350ton 1304g
Krauss Maffei KM350-1650B 350ton 1050g
Kawaguchi KM360B 360ton 978g
Goldstar IDE450EN 450ton 1360g
Krauss Maffei KM500 500ton 2250g
HQT HQT5800 580ton 2242g
Krauss Maffei KM600 600ton 2450g
Krauss Maffei KM650 650ton 2700g
Sandretto 1800LH16 1800ton 11400g

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What size moulds can you build?

We are capable of building moulds up to 2m in length and to a maximum weight of 10 tons.

2. Do you build hot runner moulds?

Yes, we build hot runner moulds and are familiar with various types of systems, such as DME, Yudo, Thermoplay, etc. We can also custom make our own system to suit your design.

3. What size and weight product can you injection mould?

We can mould a 2m X 1.5m product with a 14kg shot weight.

4. What CAD files can Plastic Ideas accept?

With our CAD systems we can accept several different types of files: IGES, DXF, DWG, STL, Parasolids, Solidworks, Catia and more.

Request a Quote

If you would like to submit a request for quotation, please send your part file, mould specifications and /or processing information and desired response date to the attention of our quotation department via one of the following methods:


(ZIP can be used to compress large data files) file size up to 8Mb 2D file format .dwg /.dxf / .pdf 3D file format .iges / .x_t / step

Send samples

(CD disk or hardcopy drawings directly to us)

Thank you for the opportunity to offer a quotation. Please be assured that we will respond promptly.

Contact Us

Telephone: +27 (11) 613 8587

Fax: +27 (11) 613 5985

Keywords: CNC, CNC Machining, Design Capability, Engineering Plastics, Injection Moulding, Machining, Mould Design, Mould Making, Plastic Injection, Plastic Injection moulding, Plastics, Wire Cutting