INJECTION MOLDING

INJECTION MOLDING

Firstmold offers one-stop-shop injection molding services that comprises of design support, mold making, rapid prototyping, injection molding and product finishing. We get your parts to you on faster leadtimes, ensuring that your project schedules remain on track for user testing and market roll-out successes. Our customer-centric approach means that we will deliver molding services at the most competitive price points without compromising on quality. Our wealth of experience and in-house molding capabilities also means that we have the equipment and technical know-how to deliver on every aspect of your project requirements.

Our Advantages and Benefits for your Manufacturing

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Shorter leadtimes to gain market edge

Got tight deadlines? Looking to beat the competition? Our in-house capacity and network of vetted manufacturing suppliers is all you need to get your part into production in no-time.

Exemplary quality in our molded parts

We understand the impact of putting your brand on a part. That’s why we opt for the stringiest quality control standards on every project. We constantly evaluate your parts for precision, repeatability and conformance.

Our Moldflow and other computer-assisted simulations are guaranteed to help you eliminate the chances of defects, hotspot and fill issues.

Improved outcomes by leveraging experience

Leverage the years of experience and competence within our team to make better parts with improved outcomes that exceed expectations.

Many more options to fit your needs

What do you need? Slip-resistance, enhanced grip, improved ergonomics? Whatever your job requirement entails, Firstmold’s capabilities in overmolding, two-shot molding, insert molding and part texturing provides an unbeatable avenue to improve your part functionality and design options.

Perfect Tolerances

Our injection Molding solutions are capable of making parts that require complex geometrical structures, highvdimensional accuracy and tight tolerances to fit and perform in their expected applications.

Firstmold can make injection mold with tolerances up to +0.005 inches. Should tighter tolerances be required, we shall evaluate the feasibility, while leadtimes and production costs will increase Zero MOQs.

At Firstmold, we work with every client irrespective of their volume needs. Our quality injection molding solutions are open to everyone. We have zero minimum order quantities to meet the budget or production requirements of all our clients.

Complex geometry capabilities

When you work with Firstmold, complex geometries and intricate structures become nothing to worry about. With our design for manufacturing guidelines and CNC machining capabilities, we are fully capable of building the most complex cavities and molds to fit the most intricate geometrical needs of your projects.

A variety of finishing options
Choose from a variety of finishing to augment the cosmetic appearance and functionality of your parts.

See What Our Customers Said

“When we first requested CNC machining, we tried to contact First Part.They responded within hours with prices, delivery times and suggestions for our requirements. I am really satisfied with their professional service and high quality control. I would recommend them to my friends Without hesitation.”

──Brown Abraham

“We have been cooperated with First Part in CNC machining for 6 years. From design to finished product delivery, First Part provides excellent CNC machining professional services and high quality products. Normally, within 12 hours or shorter which helps a lot. We feel they are one of the best CNC machine shop in China.”
── Colin Martinez
“First Part is our the most satisfactory CNC machine shop. They are high efficiency and high quality control. Since 2016, we have cooperated with them on many projects, they also provided professional CNC machining suggestions to help us complete the projects. That’s why they’re such a great CNC machine shop.”

── Jackon Brown

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Family Injection Molding Manufacturing & Processing

Family injection molding is a delicate process that requires adherence to strict processing parameters to guarantee defect-free parts and components. We achieve the high level of consistency and quality by ensuring we process the mold tool to the tightest of tolerances. There are 3 criteria to be met for our family injection molding. First, the part must be of the same color and material. Next, parts must be ordered and in the same quantity as the molding of each component occurs simultaneously. Lastly, the parts must be almost equal in size and volume to one another to prevent short shots and underfills. At Firstmold, our design experts and engineers are adept at mold fill simulations, helping you mitigate the risks of defects. Our molding equipment has zero downtimes, running 24/7 to truncate delivery times and meet customer timeline expectations. We achieve mold tolerances up to +0.010 inches for parts that require the highest precision and dimensional accuracy, and offer a “Lifetime mold guarantee System” that stores and maintain our clients mold indefinitely for a small token of storage fee. This way, you can be rest assured that your molds will remain in the best shape over the cycle of production it was intended.

Materials

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Choose from simple commodity plastics to high-performance engineering-grade resins to deliver all the required properties in your plastic injection molding parts. We also stock frequently requested and popular resins in-house to bolster our supply chain for quick-fire projects. Below are some of the categories of materials we work with:

Stock materials – PP, PVC, PS, PE, HIPS, PET | ABS, PC, POM, Nylon/PA66, PBT

Stock materials are the most popular on-the-market material solutions that fit into the everyday needs of conventional molding. These materials are more readily available and affordable for use.

Custom materials

Explore custom materials made for special production or product-use cases. Our custom materials are well engineered to deliver enhanced performance.

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Finishes

We have the capability to process finished parts into any desired finish and texture in line with the SPI standards. Our finishing options strike a balanced mix between cosmetic and aesthetic applications. All our injection molded parts can be finished in 4 basic options. These include:

· Standard Finish

Usually SPI B-2 Standard. The standard finishwill have your parts delivered as molded with no significant cosmetic inputs on interior facing and non-aesthetic sections of your part.

· Textured/Grained

Textured, grained or patterned surfaces ranging from matte to swirl, lines, mesh and more. Texturing may bedone via mold texturing or via post-processing techniques.

· Regular Polished

Regular polishing to keep part surface smoothand uniform. High to low luster that delivers a clean,presentable appearance.

· Mirror Polished

High polish with exemplary amount of detail and reflectiveness in the surface of the part. Surface is bright and shiny with a look and feel that is premium.

Industries

Firstmold serves a broad range of clients across a range of industries. Our manufacturing solutions are widely employed in the medical, consumer products, automotive, aerospace, Robotics & Automation and defense industries. We have over 20 years of experience in prototype development, product development and mass production during which we have evolved along with the industry-best practices, equipment and capabilities. Our pool of seasoned engineers are adept at optimizing design and executing production with high precision. We provide a superior advantage garnered through our understanding of the different context and nuances for product development across every industry.

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Make custom precision parts with reduced weight and exquisite design from plastic and metal components.

Optimize efficiency, reduce weight and mitigate flight risks with our custom manufacturing materials for the aerospace industry.

Surgical-grade parts, wearables and bio-compatible components that meet FDA requirements to deliver life-saving solutions.

Electronics
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Consumer Products
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Robotics & Automation
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Achieve tight tolerances and complex geometries in consumer electronic products to cater to the various style and class of your end-users.

Create exquisite design that is affordable and scalable to cater to the ever-changing consumer product trends.

Eliminate downtimes and boost efficiency with on-demand components that keep production running while integrating with existing lines and complimentary technology.

Additional Resources & FAQs

1.What is injection molding?

Injection molding is the most efficient technique for manufacturing simple and complex plastic parts at mass production volumes. It is a highly scalable process that involves the use of a mold tool and the molten plastic as raw material to make solid plastic parts.

2.How does Injection Molding Work?

The injection molding process requires a molding machine, a chosen set of plastic materials (resins), and the mold tool. During injection molding, the plastic material is heated till it becomes molten. The molten plastic is then injected into the mold tool under high pressure, where it is held to fill the mold cavity. It is then left to cool before ejecting the solidified part.

3.What plastics can you use with injection molding?

There are hundreds of plastic materials to choose from to use individually or in combination with one another to make plastic parts with the desired properties and finishes. Check out our options for injection molding materials here.

4.Why should I use injection molding?

Injection molding the most affordable solution to manufacture high volume of plastic parts. It can also be made to tight tolerances, and its parts can be finishes in a wide array of options. Because high volume of parts can be made from a single mold, the process is highly efficient.

5.How quickly can you produce parts using injection molding?
Before parts can be made, we need to design and produce a high-precision mold tool. The timeline for making the mold tool depends on the design and project complexity. Once the mold has been made, parts can be made and delivered in as short as a week to as long as some months.