The car parts mould industry in my country has developed rapidly recently and made great progress, but compared with the high level, there is still a significant gap. Mainly manifested in the following points:
1. Poor manufacturing accuracy. Taking seals as an example, many people have reported that the sealing performance of domestically-made cars in my country is not good. This is not only related to the manufacturing level of sealing materials and seals but also directly related to the level of related molds. At present, foreign auto companies are implementing the "2mm" project, but in my country, a single part can still do it, and hundreds of parts can be assembled. The key lies in the mold.
Second, the mold life is short. Take the aluminum die-casting mold as an example, the level has reached more than 1 million times, while my country has only 200,000 times, which is only 1/5 of the foreign level.
Third, the mold cycle is long. In the past, my country's car models remained unchanged for decades, and the car parts mold was also very slow. With the fierce competition, the speed of new generations of automotive products has accelerated, and the mold industry is required to shorten the mold cycle accordingly. At present, the period of medium-sized die-casting molds in foreign countries is only 1-2 months, and the period of automobile panel molds is 6-7 months, while in my country, it is 2-3 times that of foreign countries. Therefore, although some domestic car parts mold factories have new molds, they often lose market competitiveness because they cannot keep up with the pace of new generations of automobile products.
The main reasons for the above problems are the unreasonable corporate structure of the car parts mould industry in my country, and the large gap between the quality of software, management, and personnel compared with foreign standards.
Fourth, the degree of standardization is low. car parts mould has entered the standardization stage. Foreign car parts molds are provided by good mold manufacturers, and the commercialization rate of molds is above 70%. Many companies have standard mold parts, and there are hundreds of standard mold parts. However, my country's main mold production capacity is concentrated in the mold branches or workshops of various OEMs, and the rate of mold commercialization is low. Although the corporate structure has been adjusted during the "Ninth Five-Year Plan" period, the proportion of self-produced and self-made molds is still as high as about 70%. In terms of car parts mould standard parts, there are only two companies in my country that have batches.