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Custom Injection Molding

Many injection molders claim to offer custom services, but the industry doesn't have a clear definition of what that means. This leads to many manufacturers hiring unqualified molders. Just because a molder can create an original tool doesn't mean that they are capable of designing complex plastic parts with precise tolerances and complex specifications. When choosing an injection molder, it's important to consider their capabilities and the type of project they'll be working on. For instance, a part used in a medical device or a military application, requires specialized expertise and care.
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What is Custom Injection Molding?


Many injection molders claim to offer custom services, but the industry doesn't have a clear definition of what that means. This leads to many manufacturers hiring unqualified molders. Just because a molder can create an original tool doesn't mean that they are capable of designing complex plastic parts with precise tolerances and complex specifications. When choosing an injection molder, it's important to consider their capabilities and the type of project they'll be working on. For instance, a part used in a medical device or a military application, requires specialized expertise and care.


Defining Custom Injection Molding

You should also consider the level of customization that you need to achieve. Not only should the molder meet your expectations, but they should also help you determine the exact level of work that you need(e.g., engineering and design support, scientific methods, analytical tools, plastic part design, and molding process technologies). Custom plastic injection molding uses a variety of scientific and technical methods to produce high-quality plastic components. Although faster time to market is often the goal for custom injection molding projects, the process control and overall design considerations are still important to consider. True custom molders use these key stages to guide the development of finished products. True custom injection molders follow a defined set of processes to help inform their clients about the various steps involved in the product development process.


Real Example of Custom Injection Molding

One particular example is the experience of a customer of TEAM MFG, who was able to develop a life-saving gas-sensing device. The customer required a plastic electronics housing that was durable enough to protect delicate instruments. Unfortunately, the vendor could not consistently produce and deliver the parts that were needed. The customer reached out to TEAM MFG after being left in an unenviable situation with a commodity injection molder. The customer worked with their engineers to develop a component that was compatible with a TPE overmold. Through our custom capabilities, the engineers were able to modify the materials and tolerances to achieve desired results. These results were far superior to those of commodity molders. The custom capabilities of a specialist injection molder allowed the customer to modify the material and tolerances without sacrificing the integrity of the component.


Promises Vs Results

Although commodity injection molders may promise fast production, only a skilled molder can offer true value and consistent results. Learn how a custom injection molded part can help improve your production costs and increase your satisfaction. Contact our team at enquiry@teamrapidtooling.com to learn more now!


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