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I need a quote for tooling and production of a plastic part, which type of information do I need to provide?

The following are the basic documents and information that we need to quote a new tool and production of injection molded parts: 

  • 2D drawings of the part with dimensional tolerances and parts requirements
  • 2D drawings of the part in .dxf, .pdf, or .jpeg if there isn't a 3D model
  • 3D models of the part in .iges, .step, or .x_t (highly recommended)
  • Plastic type and grade that will be used for part production
  • Description of the part application
  • Expected product life
  • Expected order quantities
  • Packaging requirements

I Have a mold, which information do I need to provide for a production quote?

If you already have a mold and need a quote for parts production we will need the following information:

  • Age of tool and number of cycles (or shots) already performed if known
  • Number of cavities
  • Tool overall size (W x L x H)
  • Tool material
  • Material Type and Grade used for part production
  • Cycle time
  • Part weight and Shot weight
  • Type of runner and gate
  • Size of machine on which the tool has been run before, if known
  • Plastic Part specifications (Drawings)
  • Tool drawings and pictures if available
  • Specify if the tool runs in fully automatic or if it requires an operator
  • Packaging requirements for the parts

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