We do not deliver manufactured molds and tools to our customers. Only the finished parts are delivered. We store the corresponding master models and molds free of charge for at least one year (unless they have been approved for disposal by our customers).
Automated KARDEX storage system for convenient logistics
Master models, molds, reference samples, color samples, castings, fixtures and all other production aids are stored with a 1zu1 article number in our automated Kardex storage system. Quick access to all necessary tools and production aids ensures short lead times for repeat orders.
Prototype production – storage time and disposal
If no repeat order is placed within one year, all inventory items allocated to the article are disposed of in a professional (the items cannot be identified afterwards) and environmentally friendly manner (does not apply to rapid-tooling injection-molding tools).
Rapid-tooling injection-molding tools – storage time and disposal
Rapid-tooling tools are stored free of charge for three years after completion of the last production run/order. The tools are then disposed of in a professional (the items cannot be identified afterwards) and environmentally friendly manner. Extended storage is possible – we will gladly inform you of the associated costs on request.
Note on the durability of stereolithography parts
The durability of some non-shipped products (especially stereolithography parts) is very limited. STL parts are prone to warping within a few days due to water absorption, which causes them to increase in volume. Therefore, these parts cannot usually be reused multiple times for silicone-mold production. They often break during demolding from the first mold.