How to Lower Your Thermoplastic Injection Molding Cost

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Hartie Spence
Hartie SpenceManufacturing & Injection Molding Expert

Every production process has it's pros and cons. This video gives you some of the advantages of thermoplastic injection molding. Hartie Spence also gives you insights into how to LOWER your thermoplastic injection molding cost for your product.

 

Advantages of Thermoplastic Injection Molding

  • Accuracy: Thermoplastic injection molded parts are able to be produced with pin-point accuracy, which is a major advantage over other prototyping processes like 3D printing.
  • Surface Finish: Thermoplastic injection molding can be executed with a variety of general and engineering-grade resins. The process is also able to create parts with pristine surface finishes, which makes the production process viable to create not only prototypes, but small and large production runs. Rough or pebble textured surface finishes can also be created with the production process.
  • Speed: Parts that are thermoplastic injection molded are typically turned around within days. If it's used for prototyping, this allows developers to make design changes quickly, thereby enabling it to go to market sooner. And if the process is being used for manufacturing, runs can be completed within days, so they're able to be on store shelves sooner. The longest part of the injection molding process is the time that needs to be spent creating the mold. However, molds can also be created to fine-tune prototypes and then used again for a manufacturing run.
  • Predictor of manufacturability: Thermoplastic injection molding can be utilized for prototyping purposes. Parts can be completed and turned around quickly with in days, with accuracy and surface finish quality. This makes the process a great predictor of manufacturability. Often times, developers will order several early prototyping runs on other technology, then use thermoplastic injection molding to validate product design prior to green-lighting the product for manufacturing. Since parts can be crafted in several different resins, developers will also experiment with surface finishes and materials to see what they want to manufacture in.

For more information on ASH™ thermoplastic injection molding and if it would be the right method for your part run, contact one of our manufacturing & engineering experts now.

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