Our Pro Series Molding Drones harness laser scanning, CAD design and CNC manufacturing to produce a truly master template. Doing so allows us to account for material shrink in the casting process, add complex functional features and provide dead accurate CNC precision – all at an “old school” drone price.
Why “Moth” Drones? We figured using this grey tool at night is what many of our customers will do, so “Split” or “Butterfly” didn’t set the right mood. “Bat”, “Raptor” and “Rorschach” were considered, but we like “Moth” and we’re sticking to it.
Moth Pro Drones are purpose built for vacuum forming fold-over/taco style holsters. They will work with any pressure, membrane or non-membrane former including our Pro Press tooling. All of the vertical surfaces are properly drafted to prevent die-lock and allow easy material removal after forming. We have placed very small dimples on the surface of the mold as drill guides. By drilling strait down through these points with a 1/16″ or similar size drill the vent holes created will intersect with air evacuation channels on the underside of the mold. This allows you to completely evacuate the air under the material and mold without strings, mesh or other porous spacers. Just place the mold over a hole in your vacuum table surface and go.