Tag - plastic parts

From Prototype to Production, Conveniently

ICOMold is your one-stop-shop for prototyping through production of plastic and metal parts. We offer custom injection molding, CNC machining and urethane casting for any quantity of parts. Working with ICOMold is very convenient – from the initial quotation, to production, to shipping and payment, we make it very easy to do business with us. Our online quotation system provides quick and easy quotes, then turns into a project management system that makes it convenient to track your project status. A very [...]

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Custom CNC Machined Plastic or Metal Parts

CNC machining can be a good option for manufacturing prototype or low-volume plastic or metal parts. For plastic parts, CNC machining allows you to test the form, fit and function of prototypes prior to tooling up for the injection molded production parts. For both plastic and metal, CNC machining provides a fast turnaround and low cost for small quantities of parts. To learn more about our CNC machining capabilities, please visit the CNC machining page of our website. To learn more about our [...]

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Advantages of Urethane Casting – Part 3: Quality

Urethane casting has several advantages over other plastic manufacturing processes like injection molding and additive manufacturing (3D printing). It is fast, inexpensive, and produces high-quality parts. Over the last two weeks we’ve covered the advantages of speed and cost. This week we’ll take a look at the third advantage: quality. The cast urethane process can use a variety of formulations to produce parts that are soft or hard, colored or transparent. The silicone molds provide excellent surface finish detail and can [...]

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Advantages of Urethane Casting – Part 2: Cost

Urethane casting has several advantages over other plastic manufacturing processes like injection molding and additive manufacturing (3D printing). It is fast, inexpensive, and produces high-quality parts. Last week we discussed one advantage of urethane casting, speed. This week we’ll take a look at the second advantage: cost. The liquid poured and cured silicone molds used for casting urethane are much cheaper to produce compared to creating injection mold “hard” tooling. To put it in perspective, a casting project might be hundreds of [...]

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Advantages of Urethane Casting – Part 1: Speed

Urethane casting has several advantages over other plastic manufacturing processes like injection molding and additive manufacturing (3D printing). It is fast, inexpensive, and produces high-quality parts. This week we’ll take a look at the first advantage: speed. The urethane casting process is very fast because the silicone molds used to make parts via this process are created very quickly, especially compared to the hard tooling used in injection molding. It is ideal for low-volume production, when quantities do not justify [...]

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Surface Finish Options for Injection Molded Plastic Parts

The look and feel of a plastic part can be a factor in its commercial success, so the texture of the surface finish is important. When you have a custom plastic injection molding project with us, we work with you to make sure that the surface finish is exactly how you want it. One advantage we have over our competitors is that we use steel molds instead of aluminum, so more surface finish options are available because steel can be polished [...]

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How We Helped an Inventor Get His Product to Market

Quik-Load tube magazine rifle loader When Kevin Jensen had an idea for an invention to help hunting and rifle enthusiasts solve an ammo loading problem, he came to ICOMold to manufacture it. An avid sportsman and gun enthusiast, Kevin recognized a problem. In the cold months in his town of Sioux Falls, SD – or anywhere, for that matter – it’s hard to load .22 shells into the tubular magazine of a rimfire rifle when you’re in the field. Wearing gloves, Kevin [...]

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