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By Jeremy Losek, May 12th, 2022

Affordable Injection Molding

ICOMold by Fathom has been providing low cost injection moldingto a variety of industries since 2003. Plastic injection molding is one of the easiest, fastest, and most economical ways to produce large numbers of the same or related plastic parts. ICOMold offers a cost-effective solution to plastic injection molding projects without sacrificing quality. 

Is Injection Molding Cheap? 

The answer is yes! Plastic injection molding can be cheap. But the answer is also, no. Cheap injection molding will often end up costing the customer more due to poor part quality and inferior mold making.  

Plastic injection molding is a manufacturing process that requires several steps and the expertise to make sure each step is done properly. Cutting corners anywhere in the process can have costly consequences down the line. It is important to select a company with the experience and know-how when looking for an affordable injection molding solutions. Cheap injection molding is what everyone wants but not the cheap results that come with it.  ICOMold by Fathom brings decades of combined experience to the table along with a global manufacturing advantage that allows us to offer low cost injection molding with out giving up any of the quality.  

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How Can I Make Injection Molding Cheaper? 

Easy. Find the company that can offer high-quality parts AND low-cost manufacturing. ICOMold by Fathom is able to do both thanks to our unique business model. ICOMold is a U.S.-based company that partners with a manufacturing plant in China. This gives us complete control over an affordable injection molding process to ensure each and every part produced is of the highest quality. It also allows us to charge far less than our competitors. Dealing with a U.S.-based company means no language barriers, full accountability under United States intellectual property laws, and no worrying about time zones for business calls.  

How Much Does Injection Molding Cost? 

 The short answer is anywhere between $3,000 to $100,000 or more. The cost of injection molding depends on several factors including part design, part material, production runs, post-processing, etc. It is very important to weigh the cost of the entire injection molding process against the number of parts being produced. Higher production numbers will significantly reduce the per-piece price. ICOMold by Fathom also offers other manufacturing processes if part production needs are low.  

 ICOMold by Fathom offers several ways to reduce the cost of injection molding. Our extended manufacturing network can offer low cost solutions for — or alternatives to — the injection molding process. ICOMold offers low-cost, high quality CNC machining. Customers can quickly get an inexpensive CNC-machined prototype to test for form, fit, and function. Prototype parts can typically be made out of the same material used in the injection molding process. This allows customers to test the prototype and its material properties to be sure the production parts will perform under the same conditions. 

 Once the prototype has been tested and approved it is time to move on to production parts. ICOMold will build your custom mold out of hardened steel. ICOMold only uses steel to make molds. Steel molds are more durable, last longer, and can be repaired or modified after initial machining, which can reduce downtime and overall cost.  

 Contact the experts at ICOMold by Fathom to discuss your next project. ICOMold offers the experience and expertise needed to when it comes to low cost injection molding.  

What is the Cheapest Plastic to Injection Mold? 

 The price of plastic material fluctuates depending on supply and demand. However, material for any given project should be chosen based the end use of the part and not necessarily material cost. Plastic materials all have different properties and approved uses. Does the part need to withstand hot or cold temperatures? Will the part come into contact with food? How durable does the part need to be? These are all questions that need to be answered before determining what plastic material to use and ultimately, how much it will cost.  

 Contact the experts at ICOMold by Fathom to discuss your next project and learn more about our affordable injection molding options.  

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