Plastic Injection Molding FAQs

  • FAST Online QuotesHow much does ICOMold custom plastic injection molding cost?
  • Are there any limitations to ICOMold’s plastic injection molding processes?
  • How soon will I get my pricing after submitting my request for quote?
  • Can I modify the mold after the first run?
  • What type of CAD files do you accept?
  • Will ICOMold run my production parts for me after making my plastic injection mold?
  • What are ICOMold’s terms and conditions?

How much does ICOMold custom plastic injection molding cost?

ICOQuote, our instant, online cost estimator can provide you an estimation on both the plastic injection mold, and the part piece price. Generally speaking, our pricing is about 40% to 60% less than that of our competitors.

Are there any limitations to ICOMold's plastic injection molding processes?

Generally speaking, no. We are able to easily produce complex parts up to 40” long, and the number of slides and inserts is only limited by the space available. Sharp inside corners, intricate features and undercuts are no problem for ICOMold. However, to ensure that a particular part is capable of being plastic injection molded, please refer to our Design Guidelines page.

How soon will I get my pricing after submitting my request for quote?

We have an interactive quotation system that will give you your quote for plastic injection molding and plastic parts instantly. This instant quote is based on many factors in the design of your part, and driven by a huge proprietary database. As such, it will be very accurate. Your quote is then reviewed by a mold engineer to check that there aren’t any moldability issues with your part design. Within one business day, we will provide you with a confirmed quote, and we will notify you if there are any moldability issues. You will be sent an e-mail with a link to your confirmed quote stored on our website and accessible only with your username and password. The quote is valid for 45 days, and will be stored on our website for 180 days. Your quote will include comments if any aspect of the model is not suitable for injection molding. For reference, please see our Design Guidelines page for information on designing for plastic injection moldability.

Can I modify the mold after the first run?

We can modify our steel molds by additional machining, fill-in welding, welding in additional material, or inserting a replacement feature, for a reasonable cost. If the changes are too great, however, producing a new mold may be more cost-effective than reworking the existing one.

What type of CAD files does ICOMold accept?

Our preference is that you upload a 3D CAD model in .stp or .step file format. We can also work with other common CAD file formats. Please ask us if we’ll be able to work with your file format or convert it – chances are we can. If you need assistance with getting your design into an acceptable file format, we can help you out with that as well.

If you would like send us your file via email attachment, please send it to sales@icomold.com. Again, we prefer the .stp or .step file format.

Will ICOMold run my production parts for me after making my plastic injection mold?

Yes. Not only do we manufacture steel and aluminum molds for our customers, we also provide production services for any part run quantity, from prototypes to full production. We have many customers who have us do production runs of their parts for them throughout the year. We only charge a $150 setup fee for a production run, compared to our competitors who will typically charge $500-$800.

What are ICOMold's terms and conditions?

We require a 50% down payment with your purchase order. The remaining 50% is to be paid upon sample approval. Production runs require a $150 setup fee, with prepayment for the parts. The setup fee will be waived if the parts are ordered on the tooling purchase order. For our complete terms and conditions, please visit the Terms and Conditions page.

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