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INJECTION MOLDING COST VARIABLES

WHAT TO LOOK FOR:







TIP 1 - PART DESIGN FEATURES


  • Complexity of part design

  • Use part design only when necessary to minimize cost


Tip 2 - RESIN RAW MATERIAL


  • This will be an ongoing manufacturing cost to manufacture product

  • Compare engineered resin to commodity resins


Tip 3 - TOOLING ASSET


  • Understand Injection Mold classifications

  • # of cavities required

  • Runner System

  • Type of Injection Mold

  • Upfront engineering


Tip 4 - MANUFACTURING STRATEGIES


  • Automation Solutions when needed

  • Partner that continuously update strategies to increase efficiency

  • Development of reliable & repeatable molding process


Tip 5 - QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS & PROTOCOLS

  • Quality Inspections

  • In-line inspections with automation




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