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Plastic Molding Quotes

  • Prototype Tool In Soon As 10 Days
  • Production Tool In As Soon As 3 Weeks
  • 10k Parts in 10 Days
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Plastic Molding Quotes

Fathom uses the latest plastic molding technology to deliver high-quality parts to its customers. Fathom can handle all your time-sensitive, highly complex, high-precision, short production run related projects.

Plastic Molding Quote Times / /

Receive a quote in as little as 1 hour, usually within 24 hours, using Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform. For plastic molding or other manufacturing services, Fathom’s plastic 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

Plastic Molding Materials List / /

Fathom can help you find the best material for your plastic molding project. Our selection of raw materials includes crystallineand amorphous plastics. Each plastic has its unique features.

Crystalline Plastics

Crystalline plastics are hydrophobic and known for their chemical resistance, strength and stiffness. Polyethylene, polypropylene, polyetheretherketone and more are crystalline plastics.

Amorphous Plastics

Amorphous plastics have dimensional stability, are less likely to warp and offer excellent impact strength. Amorphous plastics include polystyrene, polycarbonate, ABS and more.

Polyethylene (PE)

Polyethylene is used for warp resistance and stiffness applications. Polyethylene is durable, sustainable, and suitable for products used with food. PE is used for everything from buckets to appliance housings.

Polypropylene (PP)

Polypropylene is heat, chemical, and fatigue resistant. Polypropylene can be combined with additives. It is flammable and vulnerable to UV radiation. Polypropylene is used to make water bottles, food containers and outdoor furniture.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

ABS is strong, impact-resistant, and stiff. ABS is not sensitive to humidity or temperature. ABS is cost-effective and easy to manufacture. ABS is suitable for appliances, automotive parts and toys.

Polyoxymethylene (POM)

POM has good dimensional stability, high rigidity, and low friction. Polyoxymethylene is heat, flame, and chemical resistant. POM is used to produce medical devices, eyeglass frames, guns, automotive parts, etc.

Polystyrene (PS)

Polystyrene is odorless and nontoxic. PS is used for single-use products, including cutlery and electronics. Polystyrene is one of the most used plastics in manufacturing.

Plastic Molding Finishing Processes / /

After plastic molding, a part is transitioned to the finishing process. While some finishes may be used to change the appearance of a part, others add physical properties. Here are some of Fathom’s finishing processes.

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 plastic molding cost?

A: The cost of plastic 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 plastic molds so expensive?

A: One of the costliest elements of plastic molding is the mold. While the initial investment is high, a single mold can produce millions of parts. The cost per part is cheaper when a large volume of parts is ordered.

Q: How do you calculate plastic molding costs?

A: For an accurate quote on plastic molding, submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote program. Our team will return your quote within 1 to 24 hours.

Q: How long do plastic molds last?

A: Production molds can produce millions of parts. Molds used for rapid prototyping are designed to produce thousands 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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