- Issue Time
- Jun 30,2017
What is reasonable price for plastic injection mould?
Depends on several factors, product size and complexity, size of the injection machine you are planning to use, cavities / No of Items you want to "inject" per cycle. To give you an idea you can consider the following costs:
-Mold Raw Material: Two blocks of steel to machine the product shape.
-CAD/CAM: Their have to create a 3D mirror image of the item to be machining into the raw material, plus the fixtures needed for the injection mold to work.
-Machining: For any complex shape you will need a 5 axis machining center, which can cost you around $80/hr to $120/hr.
-Finishing: This is the same idea as Machining, but is finer depending of the surface required, it will take more time t
-Quality Assurance: Mold manufacturers will have a coordinate machine to check dimensions and quality of the products.