How to Calculate Injection Mold Cost
What does injection mold cost include?
Making an injection mold is all about machining raw metal blanks into parts with the required precision, and then putting them together to form a complete mold. Some mold parts are movable, so during the manufacturing process, the plastic part can be shaped, cooled, solidified, and then removed from the mold.
Is injection molding expensive?
Start-up costs for a large-scale operation can be expensive, but as you continue to produce, the price of the project will get better and better. If you’re looking at unit price, plastic injection molding is one of the cheapest and most cost-effective forms of manufacturing. With injection molding, the more units you create with the mold, the cheaper the price per unit.
Plastic Injection Price Guide
As a full-service plastic injection molding company from ideation to finished mold making, pricing for each job we do can vary widely.
But we know that injection molding cost estimates are critical to any successful project.
That’s why we’ve put together the following price guide to help you budget for your molds. Examples of injection molding costs by type (rapid prototyping, insert tooling, high-volume tooling) and difficulty (basic, intermediate, advanced).
Injection material cost
Material selection is another consideration in determining the cost of plastic injection molds. For example, any plastic product made of fiberglass filled material will wear out the most common molds. Only molds made of hardened tool steel can withstand injection molding of fiberglass-filled materials.
While you don’t need to know all the details of the types of molds available, it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Giving your mold maker the basics will help them build the best tool for your project. We recommend that you find a mold maker that also has production capacity. The company running the production doesn’t want to make an inappropriate mold because they know it has to be used.
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