Author - Denny Scher

3D CAD Model Design Services

In order to get a custom plastic part produced, you first need to start with a 3D CAD model. The CAD model contains the digital data of the part specifications needed to manufacture the physical part from the digital file. Those experienced in the injection molding process know that to even get an initial quotation, a 3D CAD model is required. However, we also get first-timers, entrepreneurs and inventors who don’t know this. At ICOMold, we don’t offer in-house design services, [...]

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Plastic Material Specs, Surface Finishes and More

When it comes to custom plastic injection molding, we offer our customers a wide range of options for material, color and surface finish, among others. If you ever need to research any of these options for your injection molding project, please check out the resources on our website. Design for Manufacturability (DFM) To ensure your parts are moldable, please review our part design guidelines and follow these basic steps when designing your plastic parts for the injection molding process. More… Choosing the [...]

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More CAD File Formats Accepted for Instant Quotes

We’re pleased to announce an expansion of the 3D CAD file types that our instant online quote system will accept. In addition to the current STEP (.step/.stp) file format, you can now also upload any of the following file types to get an instant quote for your custom plastic injection molded parts: SolidWorks (.sldprt) Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b) Autodesk Inventor (.ipt) CATIA (.catpart) ProE (.prt) ACIS (.sat) In addition, you can now drag and drop files into the quote box, or continue to browse for them as [...]

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Skip the Purchase Order with our Buy Now Option

Our interactive online quotation system provides INSTANT quotes for plastic injection molding and CNC machined plastic and metal parts. There is an additional feature within the CNC machined plastic and CNC machined metal quote system – as soon as you get your instant quote, you can click the Buy Now button and pay instantly, which expedites the ordering process so you can get your parts faster. Since we accept PayPal, you can pay instantly with a credit card, eliminating the [...]

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Project Management System and Discussion Board

Once we launch your plastic injection molding project, the same online system you used to get your quote becomes a project management platform. Our project management system is your portal to track the status of your injection molding project. An important feature of the system is the integrated online discussion board, which allows you to communicate with your project manager and mold engineer. Your project notes and timing milestones are all together in one place, on one platform, so everyone [...]

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New Features in ICOMold’s Instant Quote System

We are pleased to announce a number of enhancements to our instant online quote system. First and foremost, we’ve expanded the number of CAD file types that the system will accept. While we have always been able to convert various file types into the preferred STEP (.stp or .step) format for you outside of the system, you now have the ability to upload different file types directly to the quote system. In addition to the current .step/.stp file format, the new [...]

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Customer-Supplied Resins for Plastic Injection Molding

ICOMold’s plastic material list contains a wide variety of materials to use for plastic injection molding. We also welcome your requests for specific resins. If you need a material that is not listed, please let us know and we’ll do our best to obtain your specific plastic resin material. On advantage that we offer, that many of our competitors do not offer, is the ability for our customers to supply their own plastic resin. The need to do this may arise [...]

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Uploading Multiple Files to the Project Management System

Here’s a tip that will save you time when working in our quotation and project management system: When you’re working on a preliminary quote, you may need to upload some support files to specify various details of your project. For example, you might have an assembly model, or pdf files of 2D prints that specify critical tolerances, colors and/or surface textures. Here’s the trick: You can upload multiple files by first “zipping” them into a single file folder. Now upload your [...]

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Family Injection Molds Offer Many Benefits

Save Money on Plastic Injection Molding with Family Molds If you have a custom plastic injection molding project that involves multiple parts, there’s a good chance we can save you money by putting them into a family mold. The opportunity for family molding arises when a molding project involves similar parts that go together, such as the two halves of a case, or multiple parts that go together in an assembly to create the final product. Basically, we can make all the [...]

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Plastic Injection Molding Services and Options

We are a full-service custom plastic injection molding company. We offer services such as overmolding, insert molding and secondary processes to make your plastic parts more robust. If you’ve got a complex plastic part and want to know if we can manufacture it for you, our project engineers will be happy to provide you with Design for Manufacturability (DFM) feedback on your part design. Here are some of our molding capabilities: Overmolding Insert Molding Secondary Processes Family Molds Value Added Services Lifetime Mold Warranty

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