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Plastic pouring or injection molding anyone?

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  1. ducknwork

    ducknwork Elite Refuge Member

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    Hey guys, anyone on here either do pour or injection molding of plastics or rubber? I’m working on developing a product, got the final prototype nailed and now I’m looking into how to run production to keep it profitable.
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Injection molding is VERY expensive to get started in the US. Roto is not, but it is far more time consuming. That's about all I got.
     
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    PM sent.
     
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    Yes. Unless you expect very high volume, or very good margin, you may never get your ROI.
    I'm in IM, and I have seen a long line of great ideas dwindle into the abyss.

    You are welcome to PM me with an overview if you like and I will be happy to opine.
     
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    ducknwork Elite Refuge Member

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    I’m not looking to get into it. I need to have a product molded. I can make the mold myself, just need it poured or injected. 3D printing has produced my functional prototype, but is too costly as production for the product to be marketable.
     
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    If you are talking about injection molding, and you are not a molder, I recommend against building your own tool.
    Depending on the material, projected area, and volume, there are a number of options for what we consider low volume production.

    BTW, I'm not looking to sell anything here, just share my experience.
     
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    PM sent. Curious to know if you could help.
     
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    How big are you talking? They make desktop injection mold machines for people who are making their own products or small quantities to get things started in the market.

    LNS Technologies makes the ones I have seen used.
     
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    I was just looking at that and it won’t do the volume my product has.
     
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