In product packaging, tooling entails the creation of the aluminum mold set and cutting dies – collectively referred to as the tooling - which is used in the manufacturing process to form and cut thermoformed packaging. First Choice Packaging (FCP) has in-house tooling experts who work with clients every step of the way to ensure the final packaging meets approved specifications and expectations before heading into full mass production.
Rigorous Tool Set Up
To create and set up the tool, approved packaging designs are imported from SolidWorks 3D CAD files into Virtual Gibbs CAM software to generate precise paths for cutting the tool die/mold. FCP has five CNC machines running 24/7 that allow us to make the tooling to your exact standards and with the quickest turnaround time.
Precise Tool Testing
Prior to starting full production, new tools are put through a rigorous testing and approval process. Ideally, the final packaging should "fit like a glove" according to desired specs so customized packaging functions properly and looks its best on the shelf.
On to Production
After the aluminum production molds are approved, the tooling is used in FCP's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and carefully stored after the job for future runs.
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