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Injection Molding Quote

  • Prototype Tool In Soon As 10 Days
  • Production Tool In As Soon As 3 Weeks
  • 10k Parts in 10 Days
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Injection Molding Quote

Fathom delivers high-quality parts to its customers by using the latest injection molding technology. Whether time-sensitive, highly complex, high-precision, or short production run related, Fathom will meet the requirements of your project.

The Injection Molding Process and How to Keep Costs Down / /

The injection molding process is a highly efficient manufacturing technology that can result in uniform parts of excellent quality. To be successful in the injection molding process, some common factors are involved:

Part size

When designing for injection molding, take the size of the part into consideration. Every manufacturer has size guidelines that must be followed. In addition, the machining tolerance must also be factored into the part’s design.

Overall design

There are key parameters to follow when designing a part. Tolerances, wall thickness, quality control, cost, mold shrinkage, weld lines and more should be taken into consideration to maximize design. Fathom can help you simplify your design to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

Production volume:

Lower production runs can be accomplished using a soft mold. Higher volume production runs cost more because the mold is designed to produce thousands to millions of parts. The high cost of a large production mold decreases per part as more parts are made.

Mold making

For all injection molding projects, a mold must be created. The mold contains the shape of the part. Molds are made from metal, usually steel, aluminum or another alloy. The mold consists of the A-side which contains the cavity and the B-side which houses the ejector pins.

Materials cost

When selecting a material for your project, pick a material with the best properties for your design. Determine whether your part must be chemical, heat, or UV resistant. Fathom can help you select a material that fits your budget and meets the requirements of your unique project.

Setup

The injection molding machine is shut off while a new mold is loaded. Improper setup can result in tool damage, flawed parts, reworking and delayed product. Work with a renowned manufacturer like Fathom to avoid a mismanaged manufacturing experience.

Injection Molding Services Offered and Quoted by Fathom / /

Partner with Fathom for high-quality and cost-effective injection molded parts. As a single-source global solution, Fathom can support your low- and high-volume projects. Our team incorporates both additive and advanced technologies, resulting in high-quality parts that will meet your customers’ needs.

Injection Molding is just one of 28 manufacturing processes offered by Fathom.

Additive Manufacturing

  • FDM
  • SLS
  • SLA
  • Polyjet
  • MJF
  • DMLS
  • DLS
  • STEP (Evolve)

CNC Machining

  • CNC (3 & 5 Axis)
  • CNC Lathe
  • Precision Grinding
  • Wire & Sinker EDM

Injection Molding

  • Injection Molding
  • Tooling
  • Compression Molding

Metal Cutting and Forming

  • Thermoforming
  • Sheet Metal Punching
  • Sheet Metal Cutting
  • Metal Forming
  • Laser Cutting
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Chemical Etching
  • Welding
  • Micro Cutting

Standalone

  • Die Casting
  • Urethane Casting
  • Composite Layups
  • Extrusion
  • Post Processing & Finishing
    • Pad Printing
    • Powder Coating
    • Bead Blasting
    • Surface Grinding
    • Polishing
    • Anodize
    • Powder Coat Passivate
    • Chemfilm
    • Vacuum Metallization
    • Silkscreen
    • Plating
    • Tumbled

Injection Molding Quote Times / /

Use Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform to receive a quote in as fast as 1 hour, usually within 24 hours. Whether you need injection molding or another manufacturing service, Fathom’s injection molding lead times are as follows:

  • Prototype Tool In as Soon As 10 Days
  • Production Tool In As Soon As 3 Weeks
  • 10k Parts in as soon as 10 Days

Fathom’s Locations for Injection Molding / /

Fathom has 2 US-based locations that offer injection molding, offering nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Fathom’s advanced prototyping and manufacturing services include wire EDM, CNC machining, chemical etching, metal 3D printing, and more. We have provided over 200,000 quotes to leading US companies and are ready to provide you with a quote today.

Locations include:

HEADQUARTERS
1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

ILLINOIS
1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051

Injection Molding Specifications and Tolerances / /

The specifications and tolerances of injection molding can ensure that a part fits correctly once it is assembled. Tolerances and specifications also affect how a part should be shaped to maximize function. Some variation is inevitable in manufacturing but working with an experienced manufacturer can ensure any deviation is within an acceptable range.

TOOL OPTIONS LEAD TIME PART QUANTITY MAXIMUM PARTING LINE MISMATCH MAXIMUM FLASH TOOL TOLERANCES LINEAR DIMENSIONS PART COLOR PART FINISH (COLOR) PART FINISH (TEXTURE)
Rapid Tool (Master Unit Die Base) 1.5-3 Weeks 5,000 Shots 0.010in 0.010in ±0.003 + 0.002in/in Pantone Colors A2 Yes
Prototype Tool (Stand Alone) 2-4 Weeks 5,000-50,000 Shots 0.010in 0.007in ±0.005 + 0.002in/in A2
Production Tool 5-10 Weeks (Depends on Size and Complexity) 250,000 - 1,000,000 Shots (Depending on Class of Tool Selected) 0.005in 0.005in SPI (Commercial) A1

Injection Molding Materials List / /

Let Fathom help you select the best material for your project. Crystalline, amorphous, and imidized plastics are all available for use. Each plastic has its unique characteristics, as mentioned below.

  • Crystalline Plastics: Polyethylene, polypropylene, polyetheretherketone and more are crystalline plastics. Crystalline plastics are known for their chemical resistance, strength and stiffness. They are hydrophobic.
  • Amorphous Plastics: Amorphous plastics include polystyrene, polycarbonate, ABS and more. Amorphous plastics have good dimensional stability and are less likely to warp. They are also known for offering excellent impact strength.
  • Imidized Plastics: Polyamide-imide, polybenzimidazole, and polyimide are all imidized plastics. Imidized plastics have a good load bearing and chemical resistance. They can be used for applications that will be used in high temperature environments.
  • Polyethylene (PE): Polyethylene is perfect for applications that require warp resistance and stiffness. Polyethylene is durable sustainable, and suitable for products that come in contact with food. PE is used to make everything from buckets to appliance housings.
  • Polypropylene (PP): Polypropylene is known for its heat, chemical, and fatigue resistance. Polypropylene can be combined with additives. It is flammable vulnerable to UV radiation. Polypropylene is used to produce many items including water bottles, food containers and outdoor furniture.
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS): ABS is cost effective and easy to manufacture. ABS is known for being strong, impact resistant, and stiff. ABS is not sensitive to humidity or temperature. ABS is commonly used for appliances, automotive parts and toys.
  • Polyoxymethylene (POM): POM offers good dimensional stability, high rigidity, and low friction. Polyoxymethylene is heat, flame, and chemical resistant. POM is used to manufacture medical devices, eyeglass frames, guns, automotive parts and more.
  • Polystyrene (PS): Polystyrene is another common plastic used in manufacturing. It is known for being odorless and nontoxic. PS is used for single use products like cutlery and electronics.

Injection Molding Finishing Processes / /

After a part has been injection molded, it transitions to the finishing process. Some finishes may be purely cosmetic, but others may add to the physical properties. Here are some of the finishing processes 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

Injection Molding Cost FAQs / /

Q: Does Fathom offer injection molding?

A: Yes, Fathom offers injection molding services.

Q: What is injection molding?

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.

Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?

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.

Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: How much does injection molding cost?

A: The cost of injection molding depends on the complexity of the part, part size, tooling cost, equipment setup and configuration, materials used, and more. Contact Fathom today for a quote.

Q: Why are injection molds so expensive?

A: Injection molds are expensive because they are designed to make thousands to millions of parts from a single mold.

Q: How do you calculate injection molding costs?

A: The cost of injection molding depends on the design, materials selected, labor cost, tooling and more. To calculate injection molding costs, submit your file to the Fathom SmartQuote platform for a quote within 1 to 24 hours.

Q: How long do injection molds last?

A: A single mold can produce thousands to millions of parts.

How to Get Injection Molding Quotes / /

Are you looking to get a quote on injection molding or calculate costs for an upcoming project? Fathom’s SmartQuote application provides fast quotes for any file.

Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
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HEADQUARTERS

1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

ARIZONA

444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant
ITAR

COLORADO

7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

MINNESOTA

13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304

TEXAS

1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016

1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 13485:2016

CALIFORNIA

620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant
ITAR

FLORIDA

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

NEW YORK

1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
ITAR

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
AS9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

ILLINOIS

1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
ISO 9001:2015

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified

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