Injection molded parts
Manufacture high volumes of strong, durable plastic injection molded parts with consistent quality.
Order custom plastic injection molded parts
Ideal for high volume production requirements, the injection molding process enables manufacturers to create consistent high quality parts quickly. During production, molten thermoplastic pellets are injected into a metal mold, cooled, and ejected as a fully formed part ready for industrial end-use.
Ordering injection molded parts from Fast Radius is simple: upload your design to our Cloud Manufacturing Platform™, work with our engineers to optimize your project, and then begin production when you’re ready for delivery on-demand.
Our injection molding capabilities
We offer the following injection molding services:
Insert molding involves the injection of molten thermoplastic around a pre-placed insert to create strong, durable parts quickly and cost-effectively.
Overmolding is an injection molding process in which multiple shots of thermoplastic are injected over or around a substrate to create highly customized parts.
Multi-cavity molds and family molds, enable the production of multiple injection molded parts from a single shot of thermoplastic.
Injection molding applications
Precise, consistent, and cost-effective, injection molding parts serve a variety of industrial applications:
High volume production
Injection molding is ideal for high-volume production runs of identical plastic parts – and becomes more cost-effective with larger orders.
Injection molding enables the production of ergonomic design characteristics such as grips, buttons, and knobs.
Use injection molding to create durable parts for demanding customer end-uses, including scissors, screwdrivers, remote control coverings, and case assemblies.
Aerospace and automotive
Injection molded parts can be manufactured to meet precise tolerance and functionality requirements for applications in the aerospace and automotive industries.
Why choose injection molding for your parts?
Depending on order specifications, lead times for setting up an injection molding production run can be as low as 2 weeks for sample approval, and 1 week post-sample approval.
After initial tooling, the injection molding process allows manufacturers to scale quickly and easily for cost-effective high volume production.
Choose from a wide range of thermoplastic materials, offering different qualities, such as strength or biocompatibility, to suit your project’s requirements.
Tailor your injection molded parts to their specific end-use with finishing and post-processing options including painting, ultrasonic welding, and texturing.
Get a quote for your injection molded parts
Create a Fast Radius account for rapid quotes on parts production.
Optimize your injection molded parts with the following design considerations, and browse production material, finishing, and post-processing options.
|Maximum part size||800 x 800 x 400 mm|
31.5 x 31.5 x 15.7 in
|Minimum part size||1 x 1 x 1 mm|
0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 in
|Tolerance||Best achievable tolerance: ±0.001″ (0.025mm)|
Standard: ±0.005″ (0.127mm)
For larger part tolerances please contact a Fast Radius engineer
|Lead time||As low as 2 weeks for T1 samples|
After T1 sample approval, lead time for < 10,000 parts is as low as 1 week
|Tool validation||Standard process is to produce a small set of T1 samples for approval before initiating full production|
|Maximum press size||1600T|
|Minimum order size||100 parts and $5000|
|Set-up fee||$500 per mold per order (applies to sample runs after initial T1 samples or engineering changes)|
|Rapid tooling||Molds with steel cavity and core with a shot life of 5,000-10,000 shots|
Typically machined in 2 weeks
|Production tooling||Steel tool with shot life up to 1M shots|
Ability to integrate side-pulls or cam-actions
Typically machined in 3 weeks
|Multi-cavity or family molds||Multiple identical cavities or family of parts machined into a single tool|
Allows for more parts to be produced per shot, minimizing unit costs
|Insert molding||Inserts are placed into the mold and molding occurs around them to extend tool life for critical features|
Allows for inserts such as helicoils to be molded in your design
|Overmolding||Premade parts are placed into the mold and molded over|
Allows for multi-material injection molding
|Most common materials||Other supported materials||Additives and fiber|
|Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)||Nylon (PA 6, PA66, PA 12)||UV absorbers|
|Polyethylene (PE)||Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile |
Butadiene Styrene (PC/ABS)
|Polypropylene (PP)||Polyurethane (PU)||Plasticizers|
|Polycarbonate (PC)||Polymethyl Methacrylate |
|High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)||Glass fibers|
|Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)|
|Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)|
|Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)|
|Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)|
|Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV)|
|Inquire for additional options|
|Colors||Finishing and post-processing options|
|Pantone color matching||Standard SPI finishes (A2-D3)|
|RAL color matching||Mold-tech textures also available|
|Inserts (insert molding)|
|Protective packaging / film|
Why choose Fast Radius for injection molding?
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