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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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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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The difference between plastic injection molding and plastic injection moulding

For almost 15 years, ICOMold has produced quality plastic injection molded parts for customers around the world using custom injection molding. We’ve fielded a variety of questions during that time, but here’s one you might not expect: “What is the difference between injection molding plastic products and injection moulding plastic products?” The answer is simple: There is no physical difference. The reason for the spelling difference is that American English uses molding, and British English uses moulding. As a worldwide [...]

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Our Unique Discussion Board Facilitates Project Management

When you work with us on your custom plastic injection molding project, our interactive online system makes it easy to always know exactly where your project stands. One of the very convenient features of our project management system is the online discussion board. You can avoid the hassle of multiple emails and phone calls (though we will certainly be responsive if you do!) by having all the project correspondence take place on one platform. Through the discussion board, you can ask questions, [...]

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An Export Mold By Any Other Name

Export mold. That’s what we call an injection mold tool that we build in China and ship somewhere else. When we build a plastic injection molding tool for a customer, the customer owns the tool because they paid for it, but it usually stays in our manufacturing plant in China so we can run parts for the customer whenever they need them. However, sometimes the customer wants us to send the mold over here to the United States so they [...]

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From 3D Printed Prototype to Production Parts

Depending on the circumstances of your custom plastic parts project, one production method may offer advantages over another for your initial prototype. A 3D printed prototype may work best, or a CNC machined part might be the best choice. You may want us to CNC machine your prototype because you need to test the physical properties of the specific material you’ll be using in production, and the material is available for CNC machining but not for 3D printing. On the other [...]

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Discussion Board Facilitates Project Management

When you work with us on your custom plastic injection molding project, our interactive online system makes it easy to always know exactly where your project stands. One of the very convenient features of our project management system is the online discussion board. You can avoid the hassle of multiple emails and phone calls (though we will certainly be responsive if you do!) by having all the project correspondence take place on one platform. Through the discussion board, you can ask questions, [...]

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