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Injection Molding Tooling Cost

As a sales representative, I help companies in the LSR & Plastics industry get their products to market efficiently. This is my job to guide you in the right direction. A well-designed and well-implemented CAD file is the first step in making a product injection-moldable. It is typically necessary to modify the file to make the injection-moldable.
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What's My Injection Molding Tooling Costs


As a sales representative, I help companies in the LSR & Plastics industry get their products to market efficiently. This is my job to guide you in the right direction. A well-designed and well-implemented CAD file is the first step in making a product injection-moldable. It is typically necessary to modify the file to make the injection-moldable.


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Some of these cost-driving factors

Simple geometry simplifies the work of a tool maker. Complex geometry adds complexity and time to the process. A good designer can save you thousands on tooling due to their knowledge in form, fit, and functionality.

 

Part Size & Design

On the other hand, if you're making a small push-button or a pen cap, the mold size needed to be bigger. In most cases, the bigger the part, the better it will work. The details of a part design can affect its cost. For instance, having features like threads and undercuts can increase the mold's cost. Doing so can also make it harder to mold. With the help of a good tool designer, you can avoid a more complex mold. There are also ways to save money without sacrificing quality.

 

Production Vs Prototype

Building a prototype mold is typically cheaper than a thousand parts. This is due to various factors such as material choice, mold design, cavitation, and many variations.

 

Material Selection

In low volume applications, such as prototyping, aluminum may be used instead of steel. This is typically because it is easier to machine and is less expensive than steel. When it comes to heat transfer, aluminum is much faster to dissipate heat than steel. However, if the part has tight tolerances or warp areas, it may be wise to develop a steel prototype. The highest volume applications typically use hardened steel. This material is re-machined or rough-cut to specification.

 

Mold Design

There are many ways to create features in molded parts, such as threads, undercuts, and other features. Doing these in low volume may save you money on the up-front cost of the mold, but it will increase the cost of the finished product.

 

Cavities

A higher cavitation mold can increase the output of a machine by producing more parts per hour. Doing so saves on labor and helps minimize the overall cost.Understanding the various facets of injection molds can help you make an informed decision.

 

Give me the best and worst-case scenario.

It’s usually shocking to learn that their injection mold can cost up to $100,000+. As steel prices continue to climb, customers may be forced to consider aluminum as a more cost-effective alternative. But, we do offer a few options for customers wanting to reduce their mold's complexity.

 

Let the experts at extreme injection molding help you create the plastic or silicone products that will stand out from the rest. Contact us today!


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