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Low Cost Injection Molding

  • Prototype Tool In Soon As 10 Days
  • Production Tool In As Soon As 3 Weeks
  • 10k Parts in 10 Days
Quotes for 25+ Manufacturing Processes.
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Low Cost Injection Molding

Fathom produces high-quality parts for its customers 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.

How Costs are Estimated and Controlled for Low Cost Injection Molding / /

Injection molding is a popular manufacturing process used to produce plastic parts. Known for making uniform parts in high volume, injection molding has a high rate of repeatability and tight tolerances. Multiple factors affect the cost of injection molding, including:

  • Product features: The features of the part affect the cost of injection molding. Features such as logos, part numbers, and textures can add to the cost of a project. Where possible, eliminate any unnecessary features.
  • Complexity of design: Complex designs result in complex molds. A mold with many complex features costs more to produce. To reduce costs, simplify the design as much as possible.
  • Finishes: After a part has been injection molded, it moves on to the finishing process. Finishing may be used to change a part’s appearance or add to its physical properties.
  • Part size: Larger parts require more material to produce. In addition, the larger the part, the bigger the mold must be. Large molds cost more than small ones.
  • 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: The cost of injection molding also includes mold production. Complex molds can be expensive if the manufacturer must outsource mold production. The mold or tooling cost is often the most expensive part of injection molding.
  • Materials cost: There is a wide variety of plastic materials available for injection molding. The cost of materials varies based on the material selected. The amount of material needed also affects the material cost.
  • Set up: The injection molding machine is shut off while a new mold is loaded. Improper setup can result in tool damage, defective parts, reworking and delayed product. Injection molding is an automated process which helps to reduce labor costs.

Injection Molding Services Offered and Quoted by Fathom / /

Work with Fathom for high-quality and cost-effective injection molded parts. Fathom is a single-source global solution ready to support your high-and low-volume projects. Our team incorporates both additive and advanced technologies, resulting in high-quality parts to 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 / /

Submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a quote within 1 to 24 hours. Fathom offers injection molding and other manufacturing services. 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 / /

Some variation is inevitable in manufacturing but working with an experienced manufacturer can ensure any deviation is within an acceptable range. By taking the specifications and tolerances of injection molding into consideration while designing, the part will fit correctly once assembled. Tolerances and specifications also affect how a part should be shaped to maximize function.

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

Low Cost Injection Molding 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 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: Is injection molding cheap?

A: The cost of injection molding decreases per part, the higher the order volume.

Q: How can I make injection molding cheaper?

A: You can lower the cost of an injection molding project by considering the part size, reusing or modifying molds, simplifying the design, eliminating undercuts and more.

Q: How much does injection molding typically cost?

A: The cost of injection molding greatly varies based on the complexity of design, materials selected, quantity ordered, labor costs and more. For an accurate quote, submit your file to the SmartQuote platform.

Q: Why are injection molds expensive?

A: Injection molds are expensive because a single mold is designed to produce thousands to millions of parts.

How to Get Injection Molding Quotes / /

Do you need a quote on an injection molding project? Do you want to calculate costs? Use Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a fast quote on any file.

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HEADQUARTERS //
1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
877-FATHOM-8

ARIZONA
444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-966-2300

CALIFORNIA
46758 Lakeview Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

COLORADO
7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
303-288-6855

FLORIDA
14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
305-889-3280

ILLINOIS
1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
815-385-7500

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
847-952-8088

MINNESOTA
13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304
763-755-7575

NEW YORK
1920 Slaterville Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-7070

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
315-331-7680

TEXAS
1513 Sam Bass Rd.
Round Rock, TX 78660
512-255-1477

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