How is Moby made?
Once filled with a shot of plastic the mold is then slowly rotated in an oven (usually around two perpendicular axes) causing the softened material to disperse and stick to the walls of the mold. Moby’s mold is case aluminum and is Teflon coated to help the barrel release from the mold once complete. In order to maintain even thickness throughout the part, the mold continues to rotate at all times during the heating and cooling phase to avoid sagging or deformation also during the cooling phase.
Once the mold has cooled the barrel is removed and cleaned up for shipping. The lid and barrel are actually two separate molds but the process is the same. Any barrels or lids that do not meet our stringent quality standards are sent to the grinder to become a rain barrel at a later time. Moby has always been made in the USA! We strive to source local materials and labor to bring you the very best rain barrel on the market.
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Lynn & Mike