Short Run Injection Molding

Here at Elimold, we break down barriers to entry level plastic injection needs for prototypes or test runs. Short run or small batch injection molding is the same process of standard production molding without being cost prohibitive.Elimold is fully equipped and specializes in providing short run injection molded 4000 complex shapes.

One-Stop Short-Run Molding Shop

We specialize in plastic injection molding. We are committed to providing the highest quality short-run and medium to high-volume plastic injection molding services. Elimold is a one-stop plastic injection molding shop that can manufacture, source, package and ship parts on time, even in an emergency. For your custom short-run plastic injection design or reverse engineering, our superior service and efficient production ensure timely delivery and excellent service.
In addition to short-run plastic injection molding and reverse engineering, we also provide emergency manufacturing and delivery, engineering, PTFE processing, plastic plastic injection molding, PEEK processing, rubber molding and value-added manufacturing solutions.
When designing custom short-run plastic injection molded parts, our staff assists customers through the entire life cycle, including customer input and design, prototyping (optional), tooling/mold production and production. We also make recommendations on seal modifications to facilitate assembly designs to help with installation, cleaning and repair.
In addition, in an economy that requires balancing inventory and production, it is difficult to be prepared when unforeseen problems cause equipment to fail, lose power or overload. Elimold can help you avoid production losses. We work around the clock to ensure that your short-run plastic injection molding is completed on time while maintaining high quality and precision standards. Elimold can also assist you with new short-run injection molding designs and material selections. In addition to short-run injection molding, our value-added manufacturing also provides customers with a one-stop solution.

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Elimold Plastic Injection Molding Capabilities

Below is a list of Elimold’s plant and molding capabilities:

  • 90+ Molding Machines
  • Ranging from 18 – 610 Ton
  • Dedicated Production Cells
  • With over 100,000 square feet of facility, we have the floor space to dedicate to your production project
  • In-house injection mold making workshop
  • Horizontal and Vertical Machines
  • Atmospherically Controlled Facilities
  • Insert Molding, Over-Molding, Post Molding and Decorating

Samples and Large and Small Quantity Production

Elimold’s in-house injection mold making shop can design metal or plastic molds for injection molding manufacturing. We first design the molds using CAD files, and then use 5-axis cnc machining and EDM machining to turn them into reality. Once the molds are completed, we rigorously test the molds to ensure that the final product is flawless. Since we can provide one-stop injection molding services and have a dedicated injection molding shop to test the molds, we can also provide customers with sample, large and small batch production services. You don’t need to use your own machines or find a third-party company to do the injection molding for you, let us handle the manufacturing for you. It’s hard to find a company that is easy to work with when you need a fixed quantity of a product. At Elimold, we understand that you know your company best. We care about your bottom line budget and will provide the best quality molds and products for your company.

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Key Features

  1. Flexibility: Short run injection molding allows for the production of small quantities, ranging from a few dozen to a few thousand parts, providing flexibility for prototyping, market testing, and limited-edition products.
  2. Rapid Turnaround: Our efficient processes and advanced machinery enable quick setup and fast production cycles, ensuring rapid delivery of your parts.
  3. Reduced Tooling Costs: We use cost-effective tooling options, such as aluminum molds or modular mold inserts, to minimize initial investment and reduce overall production costs.
  4. Customization: We offer tailored solutions, including custom part design, material selection, and surface finishes, to meet your unique requirements.

Applications

Our Short Run Injection Molding solutions cater to a wide range of industries and applications, including:

  • Prototyping: Creating functional prototypes for product development and testing, allowing for design validation and iteration before full-scale production.
  • Market Testing: Producing limited quantities of parts for market trials, enabling businesses to gather customer feedback and assess demand.
  • Custom and Limited-Edition Products: Manufacturing specialized or limited-edition parts for niche markets, promotional items, or customized products.
  • Bridge Production: Providing interim production solutions while long-term production tooling is being developed, ensuring continuous supply of parts.

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We can do injection molding with a variety of plastics. Contact our engineers and we’ll see if we can do it.

What is Short Run Molding?

Plastic parts are produced by injecting a heated, liquid base material into a mold, clamping the mold until the material cools, and then ejecting the finished part. Short run molding has a few differences compared to standard production injection molds. For example, minimum quantities are lower, and with short run molding we can produce orders as low as 100 parts, no order is too small. Short run molding has a faster turnaround, which can reduce costs. Short run molding offers different mold options.
Short run molding is attractive in a wide range of industries, including medical, automotive, and aerospace. It is an ideal choice for highly specialized parts that may need to be produced in small quantities. It is useful when precision and part performance are important.

The Benefits of Short Run Molding

  • No minimum order quantity: As specialists in short runs, we at Elimold do not require any minimum order for injection molding. This allows you the greatest flexibility in prototyping, iterating, testing, and controlling your inventory and production quantities.
  • Lower costs: Short runs allow you to save costs in nearly every area of the injection molding process, including tool costs (with softer material such as aluminum, instead of stainless or tool steel), production costs (with only the quantity you need) and faster time to market.
  • Long-lasting molds: Even with a softer mold material, our short run tooling is durable and long-lasting, with a 10,000-shot guarantee.
  • Production-quality prototyping and testing: Other prototyping methods may be useful, and we offer other services to meet your needs — including short run CNC machining and 3D printing. However, if you need a production-quality prototype to guarantee performance and functionality, short run plastic injection molding should be your method of choice.
  • Faster turnaround: With shorter production time, faster mold manufacturing and capacity dedicated to short runs, we are able to complete projects in as little as two days.
  • Greater flexibility: As specialists in short runs, our machine capacity is dedicated to runs for prototyping and testing. This means that you can iterate on designs and see a new prototype in two days. Other injection molders (if they agree to a short run) will often keep unreliable timelines, not finishing your order until it is convenient for them. This creates an extended development process, with unmanageable timeframes for iterating on concepts and designs.
  • Dedication and expertise: At Elimold, we specialize in short run manufacturing. We can assist you with material selection, tooling, production plans and schedules, and more — all backed by our extensive experience with prototyping and short run injection molding. Where other molders may not even return your RFQs or emails for low quantities, we specialize in working with customers just like you.
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Quantities for Short-Run Injection Molding

Elimold understands that ten thousand pieces may not sound like a small order, but in fact, it is a significant order compared to the industry standard of one million pieces. Prototypes are produced quickly to a high standard to develop concepts and make them more affordable. Short-run injection molding is defined as beating the market. Niche markets such as small companies are profitable as small quantities of quality products are produced in small batches.
These products are often only produced in a few hundred pieces. Design adjustments can be made before large quantities are produced, resulting in considerable gains.

We specialize in the following materials

You can count on us to be ISO 9001 certified, with 4000 complex shapes for short-run injection molding, and your final product to be ASME, CSA, FDA, USDA, FSSC 22000, IATF 16949:2016, ISO 14001, ISO 26000, ITAE, Made in the USA, NSF, and UL certified. Our stock, cans, compounds, tubing, stock, and complex shapes help you succeed, including popular materials: PEEK, Nylon, Acetal, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Acrylic, PTFE, ABS, PVC.

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Industry and Parts

Our injection molded blanks, composites, parts, tubing, as well as stock and complex shapes save time, ensure consistent quality and give your supply chain peace of mind when manufacturing and processing short-run injection molded 4000 complex shapes. Application industries include medical, automotive and aerospace, but our services are not limited to these areas.

  • assemblies
  • bearings
  • components
  • connectors
  • containers
  • conveyor links
  • diagnostics
  • electronics
  • enclosures
  • fittings
  • gears
  • handles
  • rods
  • knobs
  • microfluidics
  • modules
  • nozzles
  • OEM
  • parts
  • pipes
  • piston parts
  • plugs
  • products
  • hinges
  • housings
  • instrumentation
  • spools
  • structural parts
  • switch components
  • switches
  • tool parts
  • tubes
  • tubing
  • valves
  • washers
  • pump parts
  • pumps
  • robot parts
  • sockets
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Other value-added services

Besides providing short run injection molded 4000 complex shapes, we are also a one stop shop for your coating & surface treatment, mold fabrication, polymer blending & fabrication, HTCM (High Temperature Compression Molding), extrusion, thermoforming, compression molding, and CNC machining needs.

Ready to Get Started?

Elimold’s team commitment is to provide innovative and consistent quality in plastics. Do you have a problem part/design? Send us what you have, we will take a look and offer up some advice. To begin collaboration on your next project, arrange a meeting or tour our facility.