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Comparing the Piece Price of Injection Molded Parts to 3D Printed Parts

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 [...]

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20% Off Your First 3D CAD File Creation

Want to get an injection molding quote but don’t have a CAD file? Thanks to our partnership with ZVerse, you have access to some of the industry’s top manufacturing engineers who can create, convert or repair your file. For a limited time, new customers can get 20% off the creation of a 3D CAD file. (Does not apply to existing or previous projects). Redeem My Discount

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Injection Molding Complex Parts

Some of our new customers don’t come to us first for a custom plastic injection molding quote, but they give us the job because we can handle complex molding jobs that other molders can’t. If you’ve got a complex plastic part and want to know if we can manufacture it for you, our engineering team will be happy to provide you with Design For Manufacturability (DFM) feedback on your part design. And, as a full-service injection molding company, we offer overmolding, [...]

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How to Choose the Right Production Process

You’ll most likely need a different production process for your plastic parts if you’re at the beginning stage of product development, compared to being at the final stage, ready for production parts. Regardless of where you’re at in the process, we’ll help you understand the differences between the various production methods and choose the best one. The various processes vary by quantity of parts needed, cost, speed and other factors. Here are the manufacturing processes we offer: Urethane Casting: Fast, [...]

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Production Processes to Fit Your Needs

Whether you’re at the beginning stage of product development and need a prototype, or at the final stage and ready for production parts, we’ve got the manufacturing process that’s right for you. We offer the following manufacturing processes: Urethane Casting: Fast, inexpensive prototype or low-volume parts with plastic- or rubber-like properties (1-25 parts) CNC Machining: Low-volume parts with a large selection of plastic or metal materials (1-100 parts) Prototype Injection Molding: Higher quantity of prototype parts, warrantied to 10,000 cycles Production [...]

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Prototypes to Production Parts

Whether you’re at the beginning stage of product development and need a prototype, or at the final stage and ready for production parts, we’ve got the manufacturing process that’s right for you. We offer the following services: Urethane Casting: Fast, inexpensive prototype or low-volume parts with plastic or rubber properties (1-25 parts) CNC Machining: Low-volume parts with a large selection of plastic or metal materials (1-100 parts) Prototype Injection Molding: Higher quantity of prototype parts (warrantied to 10,000 cycles) Production Injection Molding: High-volume custom [...]

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Lower Setup Charge for Plastic Part Production Runs

Our “production” injection molds are built to withstand a high number of shots. If you anticipate needing a part quantity of 10,000 or more, you will want a production mold. These molds carry a lifetime warranty, so any needed maintenance, or even full replacement, will be taken care of at our cost for the life of the tool. You own the mold, we warehouse it, and we will run parts off it anytime you need them. When we do a [...]

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What Is Injection Molded Plastic?

ICOMold uses a process called plastic injection molding to produce thousands of plastic parts every day in a range of shapes and sizes. But what are injection molded plastic parts? Simply put, they’re parts made using plastic injection molding. In this process, hot liquid plastic is forced into a mold of the desired shape, resulting in a plastic piece that, when dried, permanently takes that shape. It’s similar to how cake batter baked in a cupcake pan will retain a cupcake [...]

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Injection Molding Can Be Used in Any Industry

Plastic injection molding is an affordable way to create mass amounts of custom made plastic parts. One of the main questions we get here at ICOMold is “Which industries benefit the most from plastic injection molding?” The answer: virtually any manufacturing business. Whether you’re in the auto, medical, or construction industry, your business can benefit from injection molding. The versatility to design molds that can create parts of various sizes, shapes and dimensions, allow us to mass produce the parts [...]

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