I don’t know if there are other mechanical engineers or tool/die makers here. I tried asking the engineer I did work for, but he never responded to me (I suspect he snoozed me for whatever reason).
A friend is talking to me about making some foam/concrete building bricks for construction. Basically this is foam blocks that are put together like lego pieces with space in between where reinforcement goes. Then that space is filled with concrete. The plus is this allows you to build a strong building that has excellent insulation properties, since as you know concrete has no insulation properties at all. Given cost of AC is an issue in Taiwan and there are always issues with not having enough power to go around, this is something my friend wants to start making in Taiwan.
So the idea is to have injection molds made so we could manufacture the stuff here in Taiwan as shipping foam is not cost effective at all.
However I have no idea how much it costs to make a mold, not even a ballpark figure. I know it’s not cheap but I want to at least know what’s involved. Like the cost, how are tool/die made, etc?