Author - Denny Scher

Injection Molding Complex Parts

Some of our new customers don’t come to us first for a custom plastic injection molding quote, but they give us the job because we can handle complex molding jobs that other molders can’t. If you’ve got a complex plastic part and want to know if we can manufacture it for you, our engineering team will be happy to provide you with Design For Manufacturability (DFM) feedback on your part design. And, as a full-service injection molding company, we offer overmolding, [...]

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CNC Machined Prototype and Low-Volume Metal Parts

In addition to our plastic CNC machining capabilities, we also provide metal CNC machining. We offer various metal materials such as aluminum, steel, brass and titanium for CNC machining. We can also perform secondary processes like anodizing, plating and powder coating, and our standard tolerance for machined metal is +/- 0.002″. Many of our plastic injection molding customers also have a need for machined metal parts from time to time, so we provide the convenience of offering multiple manufacturing services from [...]

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A Customer Success Story: Leprecon

For three decades, Leprecon has been providing lighting control, dimming and interfacing solutions for the performance industry. Their lighting control consoles contain many control switches, and some of the switches have plastic caps on them. Over the years, the availability of these switch caps was inconsistent and, finally, the last cap supplier closed its doors. Leprecon decided to get their own caps injection molded, so that’s when they came to us for a solution that would reduce the number of [...]

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Automation, Plus the Human Touch

It’s true that our automated quotation system gives you an instant quote for your custom plastic injection molding project. It’s also true that once your project has launched, you can track your project status online through the same system. But sometimes you need to talk to somebody about your project – you may want advice on a draft angle or wall thickness, for example. That’s where our knowledgeable Project Engineers come in. They’re here to walk you through any design for moldability [...]

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New CAD Model Design Service Partner

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with a professional design service with a large group of designers who specialize in designing for injection molding. If you need to get a quote but don’t have a 3D CAD model (or need your file modified, repaired or converted), we are now offering these services through our design partner ZVerse. To get a custom plastic part produced, you first need to start with a 3D CAD model. The CAD model [...]

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Secondary Processes Add Aesthetics and Customization

Post-molding (secondary) processes are sometimes needed with injection molded plastic parts. Screen printing, for example, can add a logo or other markings to your part. A great example is the letters, numbers and symbols printed on your computer keyboard’s plastic keys. At ICOMold, we offer secondary processes that you can specify right in our online quotation system. When you upload your CAD model and select your primary options like quantity, material, color and surface finish, you can also use a dropdown [...]

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Benefits of Injection Molding Multiple Parts at Once

If you have a custom plastic injection molding project that involves multiple parts, there’s an opportunity to save money by putting them into a family (multi-cavity) mold. Some injection molders won’t suggest family molds – they would rather sell you an individual mold for each part so they can make more money. At ICOMold, we would rather act in the best interest of our customer. Family molding can be used when a project involves similar parts that go together, such [...]

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Download Our Free Basic Injection Molding Design Guidelines

When designing a custom plastic part, the CAD designer should know up front which manufacturing method is going to be used. There are different feature considerations for a 3D printed part, for example, than for an injection molded part. It is important to follow best practices when designing parts for the injection molding process in order to avoid functional or cosmetic issues, such as sink marks. To help with this, we offer the free, downloadable guide “Basic Injection Molding Design Guidelines” [...]

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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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