In the universe of manufacturing, the concept of family molds holds a unique and crucial position. Defined as an injection mold that is designed to produce several different parts of the same assembly within one cycle, a family mold is a testament to efficiency and smart design in the manufacturing process. It enables the simultaneous production of multiple components that belong to the same ‘family’—essentially, parts that are intended for the same final assembly—in a single operation.
Family molds consist of multiple cavities, each producing a different component of the final product in a single shot. This differs from a multi-cavity mold, which produces multiple copies of the same part. Each cavity in a family mold is distinct, shaped to create a different component for the final assembly.