The Complete Guide To Injection Molding Plastic Parts
What Is Injection Molding?
Injection molding is the most commonly used method for producing higher volumes of plastic parts.
We employ offshore production with US-based project management and quality assurance for efficient, cost-effective tooling and injection molding operations.
Rapid Delivery of Injection Molded Parts
Need low-volume parts quickly? Depending on your project requirements, our Fast Track injection molding can deliver parts in as little as ten days.
U.S. Based Injection Molding Project Management
Work directly with an experienced team, dedicated to delivering your parts in your timeline.
By providing a mold-build schedule and regular project updates, you can depend on timely production with globally competitive pricing.
Injection Molding Production Capabilities
Access cutting-edge tooling manufacturing facilities, including high-speed CNC machines, EDM machines and press sizes up to 800 tons.
These precise tooling operations complement our state-of-the-art injection molding capabilities.
Injection Molding Solutions Across Product Development
For new design verification utilizing our prototyping to production services in our state of the art facilities, we aim to provide end to end product development life cycle solutions.
Injection molding is an ideal alternative to 3D printing for parts at a better cost per piece and in materials not available in 3D printing.
Injection Molding Benefits
Produce high volumes of consistent production parts with near-limitless plastic material options.
Our proprietary tooling methods allow us to deliver low-volumes of parts within one to two weeks.
Quality Production Parts
Get precise, repeatable parts throughout large production at the quality you expect.
Injection Molding Materials
As you consider your options for low-volume injection molding, talk to our experts. We can work with any production plastic material your project requires, but the most common options are listed below.
|Common thermoplastic with good impact resistance and toughness.||
|Thermoplastic polymer used for a wide number of applications.||
|Dimensionally stable thermoplastic with high stiffness and low friction.||
|Thermoplastic material with good temperature resistance and impact strength.||
|Blend of PC and ABS that creates strong parts for a variety of applications.||
|PVC is a polymer with good insulation properties, high hardness, and good mechanical properties.||
|Polymer material that is durable with high elongation and good abrasion resistance.||
|Polymer with excellent mechanical stiffness and elevated temperature resistance.||-||-||DATASHEET|
|Material with resistance to breakage often used for transparent applications.||
|Light weight material popular for its high impact strength and toughness.||
|Thermoplastic with high heat resistance and excellent mechanical properties.||
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Use Material Wizard
Want to compare injection molding material properties?
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Injection Molding Quality Assurance
Injection molding precise parts takes a team of experts, ensuring well-built tooling and smooth processes offshore and onshore.
At Stratasys Direct, our injection molding services are backed by decades of manufacturing experience and a tireless team of project managers ready to assist you every step of the way.
How We Guarantee Injection Molding Quality
Working with customers across a variety of industries, we’ve developed thorough methods to provide solutions for fast tooling and complementary post-processing in order to serve your versatile needs.
With ISO 9001 quality certifications, our team of experts won’t rest until your requirements for precise parts are met.
Injection Molding Resources
Injection Molding Design GuidelinesDiscover key design considerations when fabricating with injection molding.
Discover key design considerations when fabricating with injection molding.Download the Design Guidelines
Five Steps to Mass ProductionKey steps to help designers and engineers reach mass production and product success.
Key steps to help designers and engineers reach mass production and product success.Read the Article
Frequently Asked Questions About Injection Molding
Do you offer molding options other than injection molding?
Although injection molding is most popular, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing offers a variety of high- and low-volume molding processes, including urethane casting and tooling for composite layup.
Contact your project engineer to learn more.
Do you manufacture tooling for injection molding operations based in the US?
Yes. We offer export Tooling built to customer requirements that can be run in our customers’ machines or at one of our US-based partner facilities.
All of our tooling has documented warranties and US-based support for repairs and engineering changes.
Where is the project management team located?
Our experienced Tooling and Injection Molding management team is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They have a deep understanding of all phases of tooling, including part design, tool design, and material sciences.