Creating a Injection Moulding Tool

Everyone knows that a model horse is created by injection moulding but have you ever wondered how you create the metal tool used in the process? The metal tool is a mould that the liquid plastic is injected into the create (half) a horse. For each shape of horse, two tools are needed (one for each half of the horse).

To create the tool, you first need 3D scans of the original model which is what these images are of, below. The model is scanned to capture each angle, detail, bump and line digitally. These details are fed into a computer and the tool is then created by machine- very clever stuff!

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3D Scan of the Irish Sports Horse

3D Scan of the Irish Sports Horse (Front)

3D Scan of the Irish Sports Horse (Front)

3D Scan of the Irish Sports Horse (Rear)

3D Scan of the Irish Sports Horse (Rear)