Insert Molding

Threaded insert molded into plastic

Insert Molding — Plastic Injection Molding

ICOMold can insert metal, ceramic or plastic pieces into molten thermoplastic. The inserts can be threaded or other attachments to join custom parts to one another.
Insert molding can reduce cost by embedding secondary parts into the plastic injection molding process, as opposed to installing the parts after molding. By integrating the inserts at the time of molding, the parts become more robust compared to staking the pieces in post-molding. Of course, the insert pieces must be able to withstand the high-temperature and pressure of the injection molding process.
ICOMold provides dedicated project managers and engineers for your insert molding project. Use our instant online quote system when you’re ready to start your next project.

Insert Mold — Injection Molding Highlights

>  Fast mold and part quote (inserts must be quoted offline by a project manager)
>  Low cost, quick build and high quality 
>  Mold frame sharing technology
>  Online project management
>  Trouble-free part modifications  

>  No size limitations
>  Any commercially available material and surface finish

Process for Insert Molding — Plastic Injection Molding

ICOMold’s online quoting system and mold frame sharing technology enables us to simplify and shorten both the quoting and tooling manufacturing process for plastic injection molding. 
  1. Load your 3D CAD file to get your mold and part quote.
  2. Add your requirements for inserts in the comments, and your project manager will contact you.
  3. Upon order confirmation, ICOMold starts the mold and part order process.
  4. Tooling design review by ICOMold engineers. 
  5. Upon design approval, ICOMold begins building your injection mold.  
  6. Customer examines samples for approval.
  7. Part production begins.
Go to our plastic injection molding and CNC machining case studies to see how we helped customers on their projects.
Insert Molding