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Moulds and tool makers

The manufacture of molds and tools requires know-how and rigor.

Aside from the technical complexity and manufacturing constraints, the molding and tool making sector is a world apart. These professionals must meet major production demands as well as small series or complex part machining demands. The design and development of metal molds, plastic injection and tools, the maintenance and adaptation of tools from their daily routine.

Complete mastery of the manufacturing chain is the key to designing the part based on specific specifications and within deadlines.

With Type3, you will find various solutions which suit numerous design-manufacturing scenarios.

TYPE EDIT or LASERTYPE: a CAD solution (2D or 3D) for quickly creating your 2D designs (textss, vectorisation logos, series creation, 2D or 3D decoration, etc) which you can use in addition to other "mechanical" CAD/CAM solutions

TYPE EDIT or LASERTYPE: a CAD/CAM solution (various packages available, 2D, 2.5D or 3D engraving) which you can use in addition to your other mechanical CAD/CAM solutions or not. For your small artistic molds for example. Or when you need to carry out precise engraving of a logo, text or decoration with a dedicated "engraving" CAM.

3SHAPER or 3DESIGN for the "full-3D" CAD and the design of your artistic models or "graphic objects" in addition to other solutions (import-export STEP, IGES, STL gateways) or because you use a 3D printer.

Your mold engraving (texts, logos, textures, bas reliefs, etc) or mold creation or artistic stamp needs:

  Your needs... ... our solutions

TYPE EDIT bottle mold engraved

Mold engraving, decoration or personalization:

  • Vectorization of an image or logo
  • Editing and point retouching mode
  • Professional text creation assistants
  • Professional design tools
  • Numerous import (2D or vectorial images, 3D surfaces and solids) and export formats
  • Font editor
  • Import of surfaces, projection and mappings
  • Creation of tool paths and NC codes for your machines

Creative software solutions:

  • TYPE EDIT the universal software solution for artistic and industrial CAD-CAM
  • LASERTYPE for laser machines
  • TYPE3-CAA for data integration (text and image) in the objects created in CATIAV5.5 from Dassault Systèmes (without CAM)

3SHAPER monkey food mold

Design of artistic moulds:

  • Design mode and creation of complete points
  • Creation of 2D and 3D textures
  • Creation of bas reliefs from grey level curves or images
  • Creation of male/female tooling
  • 2D and 3D shaping tools
  • Choice of machining adapted to your models or choice of tools and creation of NC codes

Solutions dedicated to professionals:

  • TYPE EDIT for your "artistic" CAD/CAM needs dedicated to mechanical machining
  • LASERTYPE the equivalent of TYPE EDIT for laser machines
  • 3SHAPER for the 3D creation of organic shapes and objects

Our clients in this market:

The mould and tool makers market is a sector of thorough and creative experts and professionals. Type3 solutions are versatile and meet this double competence in the following sectors:
  • Tooling (electrodes, gilding, stamps, gilding embossing, etc)
  • Mould (engraving of industrial moulds or design of artistic moulds) 
  • Thermoforming (production of tools for signs or decoration) 
Our Representatives are available to meet your needs