Injection mold cost
Every customer would like to have reasonable injection mold cost and high quality . Then how we can calculation plastic injection mold cost? First of all we should know what kind of cost include in the and what will affect the injection mold cost.
What is injection mold cost?
- Injection mold manufacturing
- Injection mold trial resin
- Injection mold trial
- Injection mold design
- Injection mold transport
- Injection mold profit
- Core and cavity surface finishing
- Risky cost of injection mold manufacturing and mold trial
- Injection mold tax and Vat cost
What will affect the injection mold cost?
- Plastic product size and concept; This is one of major factor to affect the injection mold cost as the mold size is depends on the size and plastic product structure. For example, plastic product with under need to make mold with slider or angle lifter will make the mold size bigger and more manufacturing process, and also increase the risky of the mold manufacturing and mold trial.
- Injection mold steel type;
- Plastic molding resin
- Injection mold life
- Injection mold base type
- Surface finishing of core and cavity
- Customers’ injection mold specification
Corrosive plastic resin such as PVC and POM etc request to have the anti-corrosion steel( stainless steel). Generally, the stainless mold steel is more expensive than the common steel.
The mold life is one of major factor to affect the injection mold cost too, you can review our post”injection mold type” to understand the details, different mold life request different injection mold steel, mold design and manufacturing process.
Why injection mold base type will affect the mold cost? It is very often for US and Europe customer to use theor standard mold base, that request the DME or HASCO standard guide system and mold base price is a little bit more expensive than China standard mold base even if we can custom the guide system in China local mold base supplier. Anyhow there are more and more China mold base supplier are willing to customize the DME and HASCO mold base, this will make the mold cost have less different by using standard or non-stand China mold base.
Why surface finishing of core and cavity affect injection mold cost? The surface finishing of core cavity is also the surface finishing of plastic molding product such as texture and. For example, if it is transparent plastic product mold, then it request stainless steel (AISI 420 or AISI 420ESR) and mirror polishing for the core and cavity, so there is more steel cost and polishing cost.
How can I control the injection mold cost if I am not professional for the injection mold technique? Please do not worry about this, during the quotation process, SEASKYTOOLING will consider all of the factor of mold making and choose the most suitable and reasonable solution for customers based on customers’ request such as plastic products production demand, surface finishing, plastic resin and plastic product function etc.
The end we think it is very important to find most honesty and professional injection mold maker for your plastic injection mold making, then you can get reasonable and high quality mold with less work and risky.
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