Fathom produces high-quality parts for its customers using the latest injection molding technology. Whether time-sensitive, highly complex, high-precision, or short production run related, Fathom will meet the requirements of your project.
Injection molding is a popular manufacturing process used to produce plastic parts. Known for making uniform parts in high volume, injection molding has a high rate of repeatability and tight tolerances. Multiple factors affect the cost of injection molding, including:
Work with Fathom for high-quality and cost-effective injection molded parts. Fathom is a single-source global solution ready to support your high-and low-volume projects. Our team incorporates both additive and advanced technologies, resulting in high-quality parts to meet your customers’ needs.
Injection Molding is just one of 28 manufacturing processes offered by Fathom.
Submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a quote within 1 to 24 hours. Fathom offers injection molding and other manufacturing services. Injection molding lead times are as follows:
Fathom has 2 US-based locations that offer injection molding, offering nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Fathom’s advanced prototyping and manufacturing services include wire EDM, CNC machining, chemical etching, metal 3D printing, and more. We have provided over 200,000 quotes to leading US companies and are ready to provide you with a quote today.
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Some variation is inevitable in manufacturing but working with an experienced manufacturer can ensure any deviation is within an acceptable range. By taking the specifications and tolerances of injection molding into consideration while designing, the part will fit correctly once assembled. Tolerances and specifications also affect how a part should be shaped to maximize function.
|TOOL OPTIONS||LEAD TIME||PART QUANTITY||MAXIMUM PARTING LINE MISMATCH||MAXIMUM FLASH||TOOL TOLERANCES LINEAR DIMENSIONS||PART COLOR||PART FINISH (COLOR)||PART FINISH (TEXTURE)|
|Rapid Tool (Master Unit Die Base)||1.5-3 Weeks||5,000 Shots||0.010in||0.010in||±0.003 + 0.002in/in||Pantone Colors||A2||Yes|
|Prototype Tool (Stand Alone)||2-4 Weeks||5,000-50,000 Shots||0.010in||0.007in||±0.005 + 0.002in/in||A2|
|Production Tool||5-10 Weeks (Depends on Size and Complexity)||250,000 - 1,000,000 Shots (Depending on Class of Tool Selected)||0.005in||0.005in||SPI (Commercial)||A1|
A: Yes, Fathom offers injection molding services.
A: Injection molding is a manufacturing process commonly used for plastic parts. During injection molding, molten plastic is injected into a mold using high pressure. Once the part has cooled inside the mold, it is ejected. The part may or may not require a secondary finish.
A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: The cost of injection molding decreases per part, the higher the order volume.
A: You can lower the cost of an injection molding project by considering the part size, reusing or modifying molds, simplifying the design, eliminating undercuts and more.
A: The cost of injection molding greatly varies based on the complexity of design, materials selected, quantity ordered, labor costs and more. For an accurate quote, submit your file to the SmartQuote platform.
A: Injection molds are expensive because a single mold is designed to produce thousands to millions of parts.