Mold Making Services

Almost 100 percent of our tooling is done in-house, using steel, aluminum and/or composite materials. We can create plastic injection molds, compression molds and centrifugal casting molds, among others.Our fully staffed tool and mold-making department is located at our plant in China. With design, engineering and manufacturing staff all under one roof, we provide turnkey solutions to meet your custom mold and molding needs.

Experienced Mold Makers

Elimold has served the injection molding industry designing, building and sampling the highest quality injection molds. These molds have included prototype, development, bridge, multi-cavity production, hot runner, auto unscrewing, insert, in-mold decorating, micro, metal injection, silicone, shuttle, multi-shot and stack. Our state-of-the-art facility employs an experienced and dedicated staff that is focused on providing a quality product and superior customer service.

The key to our success is our highly trained employees who are constantly looking for new technologies and process improvements to aid in the development of high quality molds. Our molds are designed and manufactured to the highest standards. This commitment provides our customers with exceptional value.

Our focus is customer service. Our business philosophy is to form a partnership with our customers from initial concept and design through final production and delivery. Our dedicated project managers ensure successful projects by maintaining effective communication throughout the process.

Mold design:

The high-quality plastic injection mold making is the core business of Elimold. We have 10 special mold designers, who have rich experience in plastic properties and mold structure, offer high-end custom plastic injection mold making service for over 10 years. And they will take each case seriously, before designing start, our designer will run Mold Flow Analysis and attend a technical meet for each mold with tool shop and injection Dept. to avoid potential manufacture problem and troubleshoot. all of this is the strong guarantee of our high quality and short lead time.
In addition to standard injection mold design, we can also provide designing services for multi cavity and steel molds, multifamily molds, hot runner molds, die casting, prototype and production runs as well as other custom requirements.

Our design team will provide:

  • Industrial Design
  • Appearance Design
  • Structure Design
  • Mold Design (2D & 3D)
  • DFM (Design for Manufacturability)
  • Mold Flow Analysis
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The software we use

Our engineer mainly used the following software:

  • SolidWorks
  • AutoCAD
  • Moldflow
  • MasterCAM
  • Unigraphics
  • Animatronic
  • Surfcam

Types of Molds We are Offering

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Plastic Injection Mold

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Metal Injection Molding

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Die Casting Mold

Investment Casting Mold

Investment Casting Mold

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Extrusion Mold

Sheet Metal Mold

Sheet Metal Mold

Custom Molded Products

Custom molded products are a great way to make unique and personalized items for any purpose or occasion. Mold Making is an essential part of the process, as it helps create the precise shapes and sizes needed to produce consistent results. At Elimold, we are experts in creating custom molds designed around your exact specifications, ensuring that no detail is overlooked when it comes to achieving the desired outcome.

Our experienced team of plastic mold makers will work closely with you every step of the way providing engineering support and to ensure that your product is exactly what you envisioned. With cutting-edge technology, premium materials, and our commitment to excellence, you can trust that when you choose Elimold for your custom injection molded product needs, the results will be flawless.

Mold Making Highlights

General CapabilitiesReverse Engineering
Tool History
CAD Modeling (2-D, 3-D)
Technical Support
Mold TypesInsulated Runners
Single & Multi-Cavity
Multi Fitted molds
Structural Foam
Resin Transfer Injection Molds
Plastic Molds
Mold SizeNo limit, over size molds can be accommodated through multi-part molds
Mold MaterialsSame as fabrication
Additional ServicesMold Engineering
Reverse Mold Engineering
Mold Repair
Custom mold design
Dimensional inspection
Raw material to specification
Product and process design and procurement
Mold Production VolumeAs needed per production requirements
Lead Times1 to 2 weeks
Quoted on job by job basis (depending on mold condition)
Emergency services available
Rush Services Available

Additional Information

Industry FocusAdvertising
Agricultural & Farming
Alternative Energy (see Power Generation)
Building & Construction
Defense Industry
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Energy (See Power Generation)
Heavy Equipment
Highway (DOT)
Injection Molding
Oil & Gas Pipeline
Power Generation Alternative
Power Generation Wind
Universities & Learning Institutions
Vacuum Electronics
Waste Management
Industry StandardsANSI
American National Standards Institute

Aerospace Industry Standard

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Society for Testing and Materials

American Welding Society

The CE mark (officially CE marking) is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA)

Canadian Standards Association

Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

Food And Drug Administration

International Organization for Standardization
Military Specifications

Why Choose Elimold as Your Mold-Making Company?

Elimold offers tooling and production for the following processes:

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When you consult with Elimold about your project, you benefit from our broad experience that allows us to match our extensive capabilities to your individual needs. The initial design consultation is free, and we provide guidance throughout the production process to ensure that you receive exactly the product you’ve envisioned. We also have extensive experience in additional processes such as CNC machining, and we can steer you toward the optimal process or processes for your project.

Why is injection molding tooling cost so expensive?

We can build your mold to produce millions of parts or thousands of parts,… each tool is different and dependent on its intended use. Is it built for production or prototype? Many variables impact the cost of a mold:


Although the part may be small, the mold is large and heavy. Molds can weigh 300-500 lbs and even thousands of pounds. This mass of metal is expensive. The mold base and core/cavity material will be selected based upon your application. It can range from soft Aluminum to hardened Stainless Steel. Generally, aluminum tooling is not a prefered material since it can often cost the customer more money in the long run. We build the best injection molds from quality materials. At Elimold, we have molds that have been in production for decades.

Number of cavities

We try and maximize the number of cavities in the mold to maintain the highest level of productivity. Depending on your volume, you may need a high cavity tool. One cavity yields one part each time the mold cycles. More cavities will yield more parts per cycle and a lower cost per part. We also offer family tools. These tools can manufacture dissimilar parts in the same mold. This saves money since you only need to buy one mold base.

CNC Machining

Every mold is a custom design. Machining the core/cavity, EDM features, cooling lines, ejector pins and system, etc. must precise and within tolerance. Elimold continues to test and plans on investing in technology such as 3D printing metal parts. This will help reduce mold production times and help bring cost of manufacturing down.

Part features

Features such as undercuts will require slides or lifters will increase the cost of a tool. We try and avoid these during the product design phase, but features such as undercuts for snaps are sometimes unavoidable. Part surface finish also plays a role in cost and lead time. Elimold offers hundreds of part texture options. Browse through our texture book and select the perfect texture for your project. (pic of camera dock texture)

Mold Making Processes

Mold making is a complex process that requires a high level of skill and experience. Although each case is different, a typical order for a set of molds may go something like this:

1. DFM

As soon as the customer confirms the order of molds, we will start to do an initial analysis of the parts to get an idea of the part line, gate positions, etc.

2. Mold design and mold flow analysis

The second step involves using predictive modeling software, which allows us to see how the molten material will behave when it enters the mold, allowing for further improvements to the design.

3. CNC machining and EDM

We make the first molds using high-quality machining equipment, with the plastic, steel, aluminum, etc. chosen by the customer.

4. T1 sample

With the newly made molds, we make a T1 sample to clearly envision how the customer’s final molded parts will turn out.

5. Improvement if necessary

Based on our analysis of the T1 sample, we review the mold design and make any adjustments needed.

6. Commence production and shipping

We manufacture the molds by the final specifications before shipping them to the customer.

Mold Making FAQ

Molds are normally created to duplicate plastic and metal parts. Testing the prototypes and the market is the most cost-efficient way to launch your products at scale.

Generally speaking, making plastic or metal molds (and moldings) is cheaper in China than in other countries, but shipping costs should also be considered: you will need to use air freight if you have a tight schedule; sea freight is much cheaper, but will usually take 40 days or more.

A well-made, fully hardened steel mold may be used for up to a million shots or injections, depending on the mold shape and injection material. Aluminum molds are less durable, which is good for short-run production with a tight schedule.

Molding designs should avoid sharp corners, inconsistent wall thicknesses, and other features that restrict material flow.

Whatever you decide to use, in the end, the best cost-efficient way to get your parts done in the required quality is the key.

We Are Your Molding Supplier

Elimold is the perfect choice when it comes to choosing a manufacturing partner. We consistently strive to exceed customer expectations with our quality products, reliable delivery, and competitive prices. What sets us apart from the rest is that we are an AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certified company, which guarantees the highest level of quality assurance.

In addition, we take pride in being a ‘strategic partner’ for our customers, providing added value through personalized consultation services and detailed production follow up. With us as your molding supplier, you can rest assured knowing that your project will be managed with dedication and commitment.