Work has started at the mold production company over in China on the plastic injection mold for the Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Kickstarter plastic models. This week we received the mold flow analysis for all Utopia model sprues. The update includes a graphic with images of various mold flow analysis tests done on the sprues that will be used to determine where to place additional entry points for the molten plastic so that it reaches and completely fills all the parts. As well as water cooling pipes and sprue ejector pins needed in the molds.
We should receive the final mold plans in the next week or two for approval and then work will start on cutting the mold plates. Followed by Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) processing to burn all the fine part details in the steel mold plates. Once we have the plans we’ll do another update and share progress reports and photos as molds are prepared.