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Looking for quick and reliable Injection Moulding prototyping or production services? Look no further. Receive a free quote within hours, and get high-quality parts delivered to you in just days.

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Injection moulding for a wide range of materials

We have a range of machines and can create prototypes in thermoplastics and thermosets with injection moulding.

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Late stage prototype development

Large volume prototyping

Final material testing

Functional and fit testing

Diverse materials

End-product aesthetic and feel

Product launch and marketing

Thermoplastics injection moulding prototype manufacturing

Injection moulding in ABS, PC-ABS, HDPE, LCP, LDPE, LLDPE, Nylon (PA), PBT, Polycarbonate (PC), PC/PBT, PEEK, PEI (Ultem), PET, PETG, PMMA (Acrylic), POM (Acetal/Delrin), Polypropylene (PP), PPE/PS, PPS, PS, PSU, SB, TPE/TPV and TPU.

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Thermosets injection moulding prototype manufacturing

Injection moulding in silicone rubber, fluorosilicone, medical-grade silicone rubber and optical silicone rubber.

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Injection moulding cost and pricing

The exact cost and price of your injection moulding prototype depends on factors such as size, material choices, shipping options, and the complexity of your prototype. Click the button below to obtain an accurate cost estimate for your project.

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Using our streamlined process

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Send us your design file and get a quote

To get started, just request a quote and upload your 3D CAD file, specifying your manufacturing preferences. Within a few hours, we will get back to you with a fair, real-time price.

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Order your prototype and we will manufacture it for you

Once you review the quote and place your order, we'll start the manufacturing process. Our digital manufacturing process allows us to produce parts as quickly as in one day.

Step 3
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Prototype is quality inspected and expertly packed

Our team conducts rigorous quality inspections on all parts and ensures they are securely packed for delivery.

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Receive the parts

We ship the prototypes to you via your preferred shipping option.

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Whether you need just a few parts or a few thousands, we help you acquire your parts for a fair price.

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With ProtoAnything, you get more value for your 3D printing and prototyping budget. Order multiple versions featuring different colours, finishes, and designs, allowing you to make an informed decision while finalising your choice.

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Expert assistance and help

Our expert team is here to assist you with a wide range of services. Here are a few examples of what we can help you with:

DFM analysis

We offer Design for Manufacturability Analysis to ensure your product is optimised for efficient and cost-effective production. Our expert team identifies and resolves design issues that could complicate the manufacturing process.

3D scanning of parts

Our 3D scanning service captures the precise shape of any physical object, creating an accurate digital model. This tool is invaluable for quality control, inspection, and part replication.

Reverse engineering

We provide a comprehensive reverse engineering service, deconstructing and analysing products or components to understand their functionality. This service is ideal for improving designs, replicating discontinued parts, or studying a competitor's product.


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General questions

What is injection moulding and prototyping?

Injection moulding is a manufacturing process widely used for producing parts in large volumes from various materials such as plastics, metals, glasses, and elastomers. The process involves injecting molten material into a mould, which is then cooled and solidified to form the desired part. Injection moulding is renowned for its high production speed, repeatable high tolerances, ability to use a wide range of materials, and low labour cost.

Prototyping, in this context, refers to the creation of a preliminary model of a part or product using the injection moulding process. This is often done to test and validate the design before moving on to full-scale production. Injection moulding is a preferred method for prototyping when the prototypes need to be made from the same material as the final product, especially for high-volume applications.

By integrating injection moulding with prototyping, engineers and product designers can produce functional prototypes that closely mimic the final product. This allows for comprehensive testing and validation of the design, leading to a more efficient and cost-effective product development process.

Injection moulding and prototyping are crucial in various industries, including automotive, medical, consumer goods, and more. The process enables the production of complex geometries that might be difficult or impossible with other manufacturing methods. Moreover, injection moulding can be a more cost-effective solution, particularly for high-volume production runs.

Injection moulding begins with a digital design, typically created in a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program. The design is then converted into a mould using a CNC machine or a 3D printer. The mould is placed in the injection moulding machine, where the chosen material is heated until it becomes molten. The molten material is then injected into the mould under high pressure. Once the material cools and solidifies, the mould is opened to eject the part.

There are several types of injection moulding technologies, including:

  • Overmoulding and insert moulding: These processes involve injecting a material over another material that has been pre-inserted into the injection moulding machine. The result is a single part with multiple materials.
  • Thin-wall moulding: This process involves injecting thermoplastic material into a mould to create a thin-walled part. This is often used for packaging applications, such as containers and cups.
  • Gas-assisted moulding: In this process, a shot of gas is introduced into the mould after the plastic injection. The gas pushes the plastic material to the edges of the mould, creating hollow sections in the part.
  • Micro moulding: This process is used to manufacture miniature parts with very tight tolerances. It's often used in medical and electronics applications.

Each of these technologies has its own advantages, material compatibility, and applications. The selection of the appropriate technology depends on the specific requirements of the project, including the desired materials, level of detail, and production volume.

What are the advantages of injection moulding prototype manufacturing as compared to traditional manufacturing methods?

Design precision: Injection moulding allows for the creation of parts with high precision and complex geometries that are difficult to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods. It offers design precision without the limitations of some other processes such as casting or machining.

High volume production: Injection moulding is ideal for high-volume production of parts compared to traditional manufacturing methods. The process of injection moulding is typically faster for large-scale production as it eliminates the need for complex setups or tooling changes once the initial mould is created.

Prototype testing: Injection moulding enables the quick creation of prototypes directly from digital models, significantly reducing the time between the initial design stage and the prototype stage. This rapid prototyping capability allows for faster iterations, design validation, and product development cycles.

Cost-efficiency: In traditional manufacturing methods such as casting or machining, significant upfront costs are incurred to create the tooling required for production. However, in injection moulding, the cost of creating a mould can be spread over a large number of parts, making it more cost-effective for high-volume production.

Customization: Each injection moulded part can be easily customised by creating a new mould. This makes it ideal for producing personalised products or parts where customization is crucial.

Waste reduction: Injection moulding is a process that minimises waste. The excess material from the process can be recycled and reused in the next production cycle.

Complexity and integration: Injection moulding enables the creation of parts with intricate internal structures and integrated features. It allows for the production of complex, lightweight, and optimised designs with improved functionality.

Enhanced material properties: Injection moulding can create parts with enhanced material properties. The process allows for the use of fillers in the injection moulds, which can reduce the material's density and boost its strength.

On-demand manufacturing: With injection moulding, parts can be produced on-demand, eliminating the need for large inventories or long lead times. This offers flexibility in manufacturing and reduces storage and inventory costs.

How much does injection moulding prototype manufacturing cost?

The cost of injection moulding prototype manufacturing can vary depending on several factors. The price is influenced by the complexity of the design, the size of the object to be moulded, the material used, and the specific injection moulding technology employed. Additionally, the quantity of items to be moulded, the desired level of detail, and requirement for any post-mould operations can also influence the cost. Post-mould operations refer to the additional steps or processes that are performed on a moulded object to refine, finish, or enhance the final appearance, functionality, or characteristics of the part after it has been removed from the mould.

All these factors are why it is essential to consider the specific requirements of your project when estimating the cost of injection moulding prototype manufacturing. To obtain an accurate quote for your injection moulding project, we recommend reaching out to our team at ProtoAnything. You can provide us with your 3D CAD file and manufacturing preferences, and we will promptly provide you with a fair real-time price for your project. Our goal is to offer cost-effective solutions while ensuring high-quality results for all your injection moulding needs.

What factors should I consider when choosing an Injection Moulding technology for my project?

When selecting an injection moulding technology, consider the size, complexity, and intricacy of the parts, along with desired material properties like strength, temperature, and water resistance, and finishing requirements. Assess which material aligns best with your project's needs, and also keep your budget in mind. With this information, you can make an informed decision about the most suitable injection moulding technology for your project.

What are the advantages of using Injection Moulding for manufacturing prototypes or parts?

Using injection moulding to manufacture prototypes or parts has several advantages. These include high-volume production, high precision, cost-effectiveness, design flexibility, and the ability to use a wide range of materials. This is the reason it is used across industries such as automotive, healthcare, consumer goods, and more.

What are the recommended file formats for Injection Moulding?

For injection moulding, it is typically required to provide a 3D model file in a specific format. The formats Step (.stp/.step), Solidworks (.sldprt), and IGES (.igs/.iges) are highly recommended. These formats retain the complete geometric data, including design structures, assembly information, and other intricate details of the model. This parametric information makes them suitable for design storage, collaboration, and engineering purposes. Starting with Step, Solidworks, or IGES files ensures that the original design's integrity is preserved, reducing the risk of data loss or inaccuracies during moulding.

Can large parts be moulded in an Injection Moulding machine?

The size of a part that can be moulded depends on the capabilities of the specific injection moulding technology and equipment used. The maximum mouldable size can vary significantly between different machines. Industrial injection moulding machines have much larger moulding volumes, often exceeding 1000 mm x 1000 mm x 1000 mm or even larger. These machines are capable of producing larger parts, making them suitable for industrial and architectural applications.

In which industries is Injection Moulding commonly utilised?

Injection moulding finds applications in a diverse range of industries. It is used for high-volume production, custom manufacturing, manufacturing tooling, aerospace, automotive, healthcare, architecture and more. The technology's versatility enables the quick and precise transformation of digital designs into physical objects, offering customization and innovation across various sectors.

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