Researching Injection Molding Shops

Added by J. Simmons almost 2 years ago

As part of PBI V04-14: Select tone ring based on ease to adapt, costs, identical or faster response times, improved single step I am starting a review of shops where we can get our plastic parts produced through injection molding. This is to support the V10 PBIs related to reviewing designs and ultimately producing v1.0 parts.


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RE: Researching Injection Molding Shops - Added by J. Simmons almost 2 years ago

The first place I researched is Proto Labs. First, the good news.

Now for the less than awesome news: mold costs. Mold design/production starts at $1,495. We have at least 6 plastic parts to produce, so the cost for molds will add up quickly. I am going to do a little more searching to see what others charge for molds.

RE: Researching Injection Molding Shops - Added by J. Simmons almost 2 years ago

Some more data points on mold costs.

Next up, I think we should reach out through our personal networks to see who we know more directly in this space.

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