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Japanese term or phrase:mold
English translation:one-piece mold / two-piece mold
Entered by: Will Matter
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08:50 Feb 12, 2007
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial / injection molding
Japanese term or phrase: mold
I met the word "金型" in a Japanese manual about injection molding machines. Since many websites describe the injection molding system, I know the "金型" is called a "mold" in English and what it does as well. But I have a question. Many molds I saw on the Internet consist of two parts (or more, maybe). Can I call each part "a mold"? I don't think each one can work without the other one(s), so I'm wondering...
Is there a good term to call each part of the mold, or can I use "one half" and "the other half"? But what if the mold consists of more than two parts...?
haya
one-piece mold / two-piece mold
Explanation:
Technically, I would say that each part of a two-part mold is also a 'mold' but you can also refer to both pieces together as 'the mold' or 'a mold'. I have provided a reference that shows this usage. For a case where the mold consists of only one piece say 'one-piece mold' and if it's two pieces say 'two-piece mold'. I can't think of a case where an injection mold would consist of more than two pieces, most things that are formed by injection molding tend to have two symmetrical or semi-symmetrical halves and thus require only a two-piece mold to be properly formed. HTH.
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Will Matter
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one-piece mold / two-piece mold


Explanation:
Technically, I would say that each part of a two-part mold is also a 'mold' but you can also refer to both pieces together as 'the mold' or 'a mold'. I have provided a reference that shows this usage. For a case where the mold consists of only one piece say 'one-piece mold' and if it's two pieces say 'two-piece mold'. I can't think of a case where an injection mold would consist of more than two pieces, most things that are formed by injection molding tend to have two symmetrical or semi-symmetrical halves and thus require only a two-piece mold to be properly formed. HTH.


    Reference: http://www.cheresources.com/injectionzz.shtml
Will Matter
United States
Local time: 03:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  zipang: or "one-piece die / two-piece die set"
3 hrs
  -> Arigatoo gozaimasu. Gracias. Nice CV.
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