Author - Denny Scher

Discussion Board Facilitates Online Project Management

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 involved [...]

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Custom CNC Machined Metal Prototypes

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. Many of our plastic injection molding customers also have a need for machined metal parts, so we offer the convenience of providing multiple manufacturing services from a single supplier. Learn more about our metal CNC machining capabilities

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Prototype and Low-Volume Custom 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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What to Expect: The Process of Working With ICOMold

When you work with us on a custom plastic injection molding project, we are involved with you through every step of the process. From getting your initial instant quote, to DFM review, to receiving your parts, our process is very well-defined. You’ll know what to expect, and when. To learn what to expect when you work with us on a plastic injection molding project, please visit the Our Process page, where you’ll learn about: Getting an instant quote and quote confirmation Grant project, [...]

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The Effect of Trade Tariffs on ICOMold Parts

With the recent announcement regarding the 25% tariff on certain products coming from China, some customers have asked us if that will affect their pricing. It’s a fair question, considering we have a manufacturing plant in Shenzhen, China. The answer is NO, the new tariffs will not affect the price of our plastic parts, nor the pricing for injection molds imported to the U.S. from China. According to the revised Harmonized Tariff Schedule, the codes we use for injection molded plastic parts, [...]

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Surface Finishes for Injection Molded Plastic Parts

The look and feel of a plastic part can be a critical factor in its commercial success, so the texture of the surface finish is important. When you have a custom plastic injection molding project with us, we work with you to make sure that the surface finish is exactly how you want it. One advantage we have is that we use steel molds rather than aluminum, so we can offer more surface finish options. This is because steel can be [...]

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Protecting Our Customers’ Intellectual Property

Cybersecurity is a growing concern in today’s business world, so safeguarding your intellectual property is more important than ever. There have been stories of unscrupulous actors “knocking off” original products and selling them into the same markets. So what does ICOMold do to protect the intellectual property of our customers? We have very strict policies and systems in place to protect our customers’ proprietary information. We treat all physical and digital information with the utmost confidentiality. While we do have have a [...]

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Importance of Selecting the Right Plastic Material

When you request an instant online quote for your plastic injection molding project, you specify options like part quantity, color and surface finish. One very important option to consider is the type of plastic material you want your parts made of. In injection molding, you have a lot of choices when it comes to material selection, and your material choice affects the performance characteristics of your parts. Does your part need to have high-impact strength? Does it need to be UV [...]

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20% Off Your First 3D CAD File Creation

Want to get an injection molding quote but don’t have a CAD file? Thanks to our partnership with ZVerse, you have access to some of the industry’s top manufacturing engineers who can create, convert or repair your file. For a limited time, new customers can get 20% off the creation of a 3D CAD file. (Does not apply to existing or previous projects). Redeem My Discount

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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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