Plastic Injection Molding Service

If you need online injection molding we are one of the most capable and affordable and we can get the job done right.We stock a wide variety of materials, use state-of-the-art machines and diligently follow all design specifications. We continually strive to improve and optimize our processes and maximize customer convenience. Our customers range from inventors to businesses to government agencies. We are focused on quality and customer service.

Advantages Of Plastic Injection Molding

Real pats from real production materials

Production parts in days, not weeks, allowiing for comprhensive real world testing that leads to quicker drsign verification.

Fullfill interim part needs while your full production tool is being built.

Quick, inexpensive way to get parts in front of clients and management for early design reviews before committing to full production tooling.

Good options for specialty low volume, but high value parts or productios.

Test multiple resins to determine best resin choice for full production run.

How Rapid Molding Works

  • Plastic Injection Molding Service

    Plastic Injection Molding Service

Rapid Molding also like standard Injection molding produces parts by forcing molten plastic into a mold where it cools and hardens. Granular plastic is fed by gravity from a hopper into a heated barrel. As the granules are moved forward by a screw-type plunger, the plastic is forced into a heating chamber, where it is melted. As the plunger advances further, the melted plastic is forced through a nozzle into the mold cavity. The mold remains relatively cold so the plastic solidifies almost as soon as the mold is filled. Custom steel tooling is required and adds to the initial cost but is quickly amortized.

Rapid Molding Materials

Rapid plastic molding tools are made from steel or aluminium. We use both options but most of our custom injection molding tools are steel. We manufacture injection moulds and dies from aluminum 7075, P20 and NAK80 semi hardened steel and H13 completely hardened steel. In addition, we provide standard SPI finish, EDM texture and etch texture range.

Rapid Plastic Injected Parts

IDEAL Mould is a full-service plastic injection parts manufacturer providing prototyping, manufacturing and assembly. We have the technical know-how to build the most complicated tooling using the broadest range of injection molding plastic resins, including commodity, engineering and high-performance grade resins.

A full-service partner, we are uniquely equipped to offer prototyping, manufacturing, assembly and value-added services for virtually any size part. We provide plastic molding expertise for short to large runs.

Rapid Tooling Plastic materials

Plastic injection molding service comes with a wide range of materials with different properties, including impact strength, rigidity, thermal resistance, chemical resistance, etc.

ABS Nylon (PA) PC PU

Aluminum Mold or Steel Mold? Pros and Cons

An ideal choice for prototyping, aluminum mold tooling provides a cost-effective way to produce molded parts. Since they are easy to cut, aluminum molds can reduce tooling costs by 15–25% compared to other mold materials and reduce cycle times by up to 40%. This translates to a faster turnaround for our customers.

Aluminum evenly dissipates heat, which provides dimensional stability in tooling. This significantly reduces deformation and produces less waste during the production process. It is important to note that aluminum is not as strong as steel, so it has a shorter life cycle and is less useful in high-volume processes.

Rapid Injection Molded Parts Surface Finishes

For most of the injection molded parts, no post-processing is needed. This is because the mold itself are usually finished to different levels and directly affect the surface finish of molded parts.

  • Glossy Finishing

    A grade finishes are made using a diamond buffing process and yield shiny and glossy surfaces.

    SPI Standard: A1, A2, A3

  • Semi-Glossy

    B grade finishes use grit sandpaper to produce parts with a slightly rougher finish than grade A parts. Products that undergo B grade finishing have a matte surface texture.

    SPI Standard: B1, B2, B3

  • Matte

    C grade finishes use grit sanding stones to produce a rough, uneven surface. Products that undergo C grade finishing have a matte surface texture.

    SPI Standard: C1, C2, C3

  • Textured

    D grade finishes use grit and dry glass beads or oxide to produce a very rough textured finish. Depending on the type of material used, products can have a satin or dull finish.

    SPI Standard: D1, D2, D3

Rapid Tooling FAQ

  • Q: How to choose the right 3D printing service?

    A: SLS 3D printing is rich in materials and can be made of plastic, metal, ceramic, or glass powders with good performance. The surface of the prototype by SLS 3D printing is loose and rough, while SLA 3D printing providing high-definition to make the surface of the parts smoother and the details clearer.

  • Q: How reduce inejction molding costs?

    A: 1. Design parts without undercuts. 2. Delete unnecessary part features, and keep a constant wall thickness. 3. Use multi-Cavity molds, interchangeable inserts, and require proper tolerance class.

  • Q: Why should I use rapid tooling?

    A: Rapid tooling is a fast and cost-efficient way to create a few prototypes in a selected material for function and aspect testing, as well as for low-volume manufacturing to test out the market.

  • Q: How fast can I get the moldings?

    A: This depends on the size and geometry of the parts. For a common open and shut mold with regular size part such as 300 x 300 x 50 mm, fabrication of tools and moldings can be done within 10 days.

  • Q: What materials can I choose from with rapid tooling?

    A: There is no limit to material choice. Any plastics available for mass production, including common silicone and rubber materials, can also be used with the rapid tooling process.

  • Q: What is the quality level of rapid tooling?

    A: Moldings from rapid tooling are end-use-parts quality. They are very close to mass production parts.

  • Q: How many moldings can I get from rapid tooling?

    A: Normally, aluminum molds are good enough for +/- 1,000 shots, while Steel P20 molds can last for +/- 10,000 shots.

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