Monthly Archives - September 2019

Custom Plastic Injection Molds – Shipped to You

When we build a plastic injection molding tool for a customer, the tool usually stays in our manufacturing plant so we can run parts for the customer whenever they need them. We call these “Production Molds,” and the process is “On-Demand” manufacturing. Sometimes, however, the customer is another injection molder who wants us to build their mold, but they want to run the plastic parts themselves. Or the customer wants the mold shipped to some other injection molding facility where [...]

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Comparing the Piece Price of Injection Molded Parts to 3D Printed Parts

Advantages of Injection Molding Over High-Volume 3D Printing While 3D printing doesn’t have the upfront cost of a mold, as injection molding does, it also doesn’t reduce the unit cost over time, and injection molding does. Plastic injection molding can quickly become the more cost-efficient option with a production run of as little as a couple hundred units. In this example, it becomes cheaper to produce the part by injection molding at 252 pieces compared to 3D printing. Additional advantages of injection [...]

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