Three Types of Molds

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Three Types of Molds

A Comparison of Three Types of Plastic Injection Molds

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The three main types of molds are prototype or low-volume, production, and export. Here is a brief explanation of each type of mold:

Prototype / Low-Volume:
As the name implies, this type of mold is best for prototypes and low volumes of parts. The molds are lower-cost than production molds, quickly-built, and warranteed for 10,000 parts.

Production molds are built to withstand high production volumes, and they come with our Lifetime Warranty. We’ll maintain (and repair, if necessary) your mold at our cost for as long as we are making your parts.

Occasionally, there may be a situation where the customer wants us manufacture the mold for them, but they want to produce the parts in another facility. In this case, we will make the mold according to USA/Western standards and export it to the customer. Optionally, we can also run as many parts as you need off your export mold before we ship it to you.

Please visit our website for more information about our various types of plastic injection molds.

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