One-stop-shop molding solutions for tight-tolerance parts
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.
Plastic products are used in a wide range of applications in the automotive, aerospace, retail, consumer, medical, electronics, and robotics industries, and Firstmold injection molding services are primarily used in the following industries
Our Advantages and Benefits for your Manufacturing
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.
Improved outcomes by experiences
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.
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.
Firstmold Injection Molding Orders Workflow
01.Receive an Order
03.Build a BOM File
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Finishes For Injection Molding
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:
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 or patterned surfaces ranging from matte to swirl, lines, mesh and more. Texturing may bedone via mold texturing or via post-processing techniques.
Regular polishing to keep part surface smoothand uniform. High to low luster that delivers a clean,presentable appearance.
High polish with an exemplary amount of detail and reflectiveness on the surface of the part. The surface is bright and shiny with a look and feels that is premium.
Additional Resources & FAQs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.