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What is reasonable price for plastic injection mould?
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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.

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