Aluminum Molds for Structural Foam Water Containers Serving the Housing Industry

Structural Foam Mold
Structural Foam Mold

At Snider Mold Company, our plant has deep milling capabilities to tool large aluminum products that are vital to industries worldwide. A perfect example of this are these aluminum structural foam molds that were created for water containers for the housing industry in Sao Paulo, Brazil. These molds were used to produce water containers that cover 500 to 1000 liter tanks. We used our quality high-speed 5-axis Fidia K211 CNC machining system to fabricate these molds for this building and housing industry application.

Structural Foam Molds
Structural Foam Molds

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Using customer specifications, our engineering team aided with the mold design and concept for these pieces. We employed our advanced CNC machining, milling, drilling, contour cutting, boring, EDM, and 5-axis contour milling the aluminum molds to tolerances of ± 0.003". As demonstrated by the attached photo illustrations, these products were of impressive size, with the final dimensions of the products including length of 120", width of 85", height of 65", 1 to 3 mold cavities and an estimated tool weight of 40,000 lbs. These structural foam/web molds were finished with SPI tool surface finish, and made to high quality standards. We employed first piece inspections and functionality testing throughout the process, all with an 18 week turnaround time.

To learn more about this aluminum structural foam mold project, or how we can put our deep milling capabilities to work for you, please see the table below or contact us directly.

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Highlights of this Structural Foam Water Container Project

Aluminum Structural Foam Molds
Molds to Produce Water Containers, and covers from 500 to 1000 liter tanks for South America.
Engineering & CNC Machining Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary: Engineering – Mold Designing/Concept Mold Manufacturing for SMC Process
  • CNC Machining
    • Milling
    • Drilling
    • Contour Cutting
    • Boring
    • EDM
Equipment Used to Manufacture Tool
5-Axis Fidia K211
Overall Dimensions
Length: 120"
Width: 85"
Height: 65"
Mold Cavities: 1 – 3
Estimated Tool Weight: 40,000 lbs.
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.003" Tooling Tolerance
Material Used
Material Finish
SPI Tool Surface Finish
In process testing/inspection performed
1st Piece Inspection, Functionality Testing
Industry for Use
Building Products / Housing
Delivery/Turnaround Time
18 Weeks
Delivery Location
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Standards Met
Customer Specifications
ISO 9001 Certified
Product Name
Structural Foam / Web Mold

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