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Injection Moulding for Prototypes and Low-volume Production Parts

Choose from two moulding options tailored to your manufacturing needs

Injection moulding can provide a range of lifetime part volumes—from as few as 10 to more than 10 million. We're a low-volume manufacturer, typically producing 10 to 10,000+ parts from aluminium moulds. We provide two injection moulding service options. One is best suited for those who need smaller part quantities often associated with prototyping and the other a good fit for those who require larger part quantities common in low-volume production.

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25 parts to 10,000+ parts

Shipped in 1 to 15 days

Prototyping or On-demand Manufacturing?

While the moulds themselves are similar, part quantities, lifetime maintenance, quality documentation, and pricing vary depending on which service option is chosen. The right one depends on your project needs.

  PROTOTYPING ON-DEMAND MANUFACTURING
OBJECTIVE I need to validate my design I need the flexibility of on-demand production of end-use parts
BEST WHEN
  • Lifetime volumes are likely below 2,000 parts
  • An affordable entry point for tooling is important
  • Lifetime volumes exceed 2,000 parts
  • Lower part price is critical
  • Part production is needed for several years
MOULD PRICE Lower Higher
PART PRICE Higher Lower
MOULD CAVITIES Single Single and multi-cavity
GUARANTEED MOULD LIFE Limited (guaranteed for at least 2,000 shots) Unlimited
MOULD STORAGE Stored for 18 months of inactivity Stored for 3 years of inactivity
MOULD OWNERSHIP Upon request Yes
QUALITY DOCUMENTATION Basic inspection reports available upon request Moulding process development report and basic inspection reports included as standard; enhanced reports available on request
SHARED FEATURES Aluminium moulds
Standard lead time of 15 days or less
Tolerances of +/-0.08mm plus resin tolerance (mm./mm.)
Set-up fees apply to each production run 

Why Rapid Prototyping?

  • Reduce design risks
  • Test multiple designs simultaneously
  • Accelerate speed to market

 

Why On-Demand Manufacturing?

  • Manage demand volatility
  • Reduce total cost of ownership
  • Leverage cost-efficient bridge tooling


 

Not sure which service is right? Take a complete look at the service options above or get quotes for both to compare. You can also call your account representative at +44 (0) 1952 683047 to further discuss.

 

Enhanced Quality with Digital Inspections

Digital inspection reports on moulded parts are available on every on-demand manufacturing order. Our metrology lab uses a 360-degree, 12-position 3D scanner that collects data, identifies dimensional variance, and creates a visual aid and color map for a direct CAD-to-scan comparison.
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