Comparing the Piece Price of Injection Molded Parts to 3D Printed PartsJeremy Losek
Advantages of Injection Molding Over High-Volume 3D Printing
While 3D printing doesn’t have the upfront cost of a mold, as injection molding does, it also doesn’t reduce the unit cost over time, and injection molding does. Plastic injection molding can quickly become the more cost-efficient option with a production run of as little as a couple hundred units.
In this example, it becomes cheaper to produce the part by injection molding at 252 pieces compared to 3D printing.
Additional advantages of injection molding include faster speed of production (once the mold is produced), and better structural integrity of the parts.
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