Okay, we have an answer!
Personally, I love the look of the black a-molds. I think Chris Kennedy was thinking or had gotten a set of them. The black a-molds with painted calipers looks good on any car!
good thing I didn't answer; being a Diemaker who has also worked on Molds
A mold to me means the cavity in a mold or pattern that a part is cast from. Typically before the advent of CNC machines all molds and Patterns were machined by hand and there are slight differences in the cast parts from mold to mold. there are often duplicate tooling which is usually assigned a tool number with a "A" or "B" suffix depending on how many molds there are.
the letter A (or whatever mold it is) is usually cast into the part so the parts can be identified as to where they were produced.
Now to confuse you even more most molds have multiple cavitys which are numbered.
so to me an A mold wheel was produced by a duplicate tool
Thanks Bossvette, now I even understand what I was reading about casting.
I just couldn't seem to put it all together.
Off the subject question, you use CNC mills for your diemaking ? and what kind if you do.
:confused I am hoping someone will explain what the term a-mold means and how do you identify this type of wheel?Thanks Kevin.:confused