Fathom delivers high-quality parts to its customers using the latest injection molding technology. Fathom can meet the requirements of your project, whether time-sensitive, highly complex, high-precision or short production run related.
Many industries have shifted their manufacturing to China for multiple reasons. The government in China has made it very easy for manufacturers to grow their business, providing incentives, subsidies and strong infrastructure. While China has a reputation for producing lower-end products, manufacturers have recently started to produce higher-end goods. Designers and entrepreneurs can shift their focus to design, research and development by outsourcing manufacturing to an off-site company.
One of the primary reasons companies contract a China injection mold manufacturer is reduced production costs. Companies can order the same volume of products at a fraction of domestic cost. China has unlimited cheap labor, allowing them to meet tight deadlines for less money.
Injection molding manufacturers in China offer the same services as domestic manufacturers. Not only do they have extensive experience in plastic injection molding, but they also have the same access as American companies to research and development in the manufacturing industry. Chinese manufacturers have the same quality assurance certifications, training, and tools as USA-based companies.
China is well known for producing plastic goods, making some of its injection molding manufacturers some of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the world. Their high experience level leads to better quality injection molds and ultimately better-quality plastic parts.
Manufacturers in China are well known for their strong working culture. By contracting a Chinese injection molding company, you will gain a partner that will provide you with excellent support ranging from production, product design, engineering and more. Chinese injection mold makers have been working in plastics manufacturing for many decades, and there is much to learn from their extensive experience.
After injection molding, a part is moved to the finishing process. Some finishing techniques add to the physical appearance of a part and others strengthen its physical properties. Here are some of the finishes offered by Fathom.
|SURFACE FINISH||GUIDE||TYPICAL APPLICATIONS|
|Standard No Machine Mark||Tool Marks Removed||Low Cosmetic|
|SPI-C1||600 Stone||Low Polish Parts|
|SPI-B1||600 Grit Paper||Medium Polish Parts|
|SPI-A2||Grade #6 Diamond||High Polish Parts|
|SPI-A1||Grade #3||Lens or Mirror|
|IM-1 Light Bead Blast||Need 1 Degree Draft Angle|
|IM-2 Medium Bead Blast||Need 1.5 Degree Draft Angle|
|IM-3 Heavy Bead Blast||Need 3 Degree Draft Angle|
Fathom offers injection molding and hybridized services that leverage multiple kinds of 3D printing. Are you looking to incorporate 3D printing or injection molding as part of a complex project? Partner with Fathom. In a recent case study, Fathom delivered over 20,000 parts in 27 days, using 55+ tools, including multiple 3D printing and injection molding services:
A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.
55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts
First Article in 2 Weeks
3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing—PolyJet, SLS, MJF.
DFM Analysis + CAD Mods.
CNC Machining. Laser Cutting.
Stamping. Die Cutting. Post-Opp Drilling.
24-hour Turnaround Urethane Casting.
Injection + Compression Molding.
Model Finishing. Insert Assembly.
Advanced Project Management.
A: Yes, Fathom offers injection molding services.
A: Injection molding is a manufacturing process commonly used for plastic parts. During injection molding, molten plastic is injected into a two-part mold using high pressure. Once the part has cooled inside the mold, it is ejected. The part may or may not require a secondary finish.
A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, injection molding services can be cheaper in China due to the high efficiency of their manufacturers and access to cheap labor.
A: Yes, there are currently tariffs on Chinese imports, including injection molds.
A: The cost of a plastic mold from China depends on the complexity of the design, part dimensions, materials, and desired quantities.
A: The most common plastics used in injection molding include nylon, acrylic, polycarbonate and ABS.
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