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Instant Quote System Video

New Video: Instant Quote System A new video is now available which introduces our instant online quotation system. The short instant quote system video demonstrates how easy it is to upload your 3D CAD model, specify your part quantity and other options, and submit the quote request. Within seconds, the system gives you your mold cost, piece price and total price with various shipping methods. View the YouTube video here.

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Plastic Parts for Appliances

Your Source for Plastic Parts for Appliances Industrial dishwasher rack At ICOMold, we’ve been supplying plastic parts to the appliance industry for 13 years. From prototypes, to bridge tooling, to pre-pilot and pilot builds, we help major appliance manufacturers with their plastic injection molding and CNC machining needs. Think of ICOMold the next time you need to source plastic appliance parts. Our pricing is extremely competitive, our turnaround time is very fast, and our instant online quotation system is unparalleled in the industry. For [...]

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Video: Plastic Injection Molding

New Video: Plastic Injection Molding We are pleased to announce a new video showcasing our plastic injection molding capabilities. The brief 48-second YouTube video is a quick snapshot of the types of plastic parts we can injection mold. The video also explains how our Ohio headquarters makes us easy to do business with, and our China manufacturing plant (shown) provides a lower cost structure, which allows us to pass the savings on to our customers. View the YouTube video here.

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Family Molds Save You Money

Plastic injection family molds produce a set of parts similar in size that are molded at the same time, in the same quantities, from the same material and color. The parts molded from a family mold are often used together, such as the two halves of a product, as shown at right. Family molds save you money because the tooling cost of one mold is lower than having multiple single-cavity molds. Also, the piece price of the parts will be lower [...]

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Calculating Plastic Mold Shrinkage

What is Plastic Mold Shrinkage and How is it Calculated? Plastic injection molding shrinkage is the contraction of a plastic molded part as it cools after injection. Most of the part shrinkage occurs in the mold while cooling, but a small amount of shrinkage occurs after ejection, as the part continues to cool. After that, the part may continue to shrink very slightly for several hours or even days until the temperature and moisture content stabilize. Because of this, dimensional inspection [...]

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What is Plastic Mold Shrinkage and How is it Calculated?

Plastic injection molding shrinkage is the contraction of a plastic molded part as it cools after injection. Most of the part shrinkage occurs in the mold while cooling, but a small amount of shrinkage occurs after ejection, as the part continues to cool. After that, the part may continue to shrink very slightly for several hours or even days until the temperature and moisture content stabilize. Because of this, dimensional inspection should wait at least a day. To compensate and plan [...]

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Design for Moldability

When is it REALLY Necessary to Change Your Part Design? Customers frequently tell us that they went to a competitor first, only to be told that they had to redesign their part. It’s important to understand the difference between needing to change a design for moldability, versus the manufacturer requiring changes just to fit their way of doing things. At ICOMold, we provide feedback to our customers on moldability issues like draft angles and wall thickness. These are universal requirements that every [...]

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