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  • Biodegradable Boule de Ferlette for MyCourant

    We are proud to share that our most recent micro injection molding project has allowed us to put our passions for challenges and sustainability in one place by collaborating with innovation and environmental friendly company. However, as nothing good comes easy, this project brought us to a great challenge which will soon be introduced further. About our client Since 1825, MyCourant is a rope and rope accessories manufacturer located in France. Courant is a vertical living and safety brand name well-known worldwide. This is a family business where the know-how was accumulated through almost 200 years and was conveyed and developed from generation to generation. The innovation lies deep in the roots of this company and this project is not an exception. Main Challenges: Design and Sustainability This time MyCourant team was developing a new “Boule de Ferlette” for recall ropes. It is a ball that is placed in the end of the recall rope for the recovery of false ring fork. This ball is useful during pruning work and can be used even if the rope does not have a splice. In order to have a better picture of how the "Boule de Ferlette" will look like after the process of injection molding, the first 3D printed prototype was created. However, the initial solution of a wooden anchor with a special surface treatment appeared to have serious drawbacks. The surface treatment was mainly used for better wear resistance and brighter colors, but this made the ball a non-ecological product and too simple in its shape. Basically, it did not represent the company as needed as it had not aligned with one of the main values - sustainability. “in order to have reasonable costs, we could not do what we wanted in terms of shape since the machining of a product would be complicated but the worse was that it deteriorated quickly, and we had long production times”, - stated the R&D designer Mr. Laurent Glauser. The new approach: Biodegradability and Design for Manufacturability The new design was based on biomimicry and thus, aligns better with the company’s values. Mr. Laurent has worked hardly on a new design to make the product similar to the acorn and manufacturable. Mr. Laurent has previously stated that: “The product should not get stuck through foliage or branches and therefore should be profiled.” The ball had additional design constrains – the strong construction which would be able to withstand at least 200 Kg and ecological materials used, as Mr. Laurent has stated: “Biodegradability is important since the future is green and ecology is a subject close to our hearts and to our customers”. Low-Volume Manufacturing: Micro Injection Molding Right after the new designs were developed, tests were made on ground with professional users and stress tests were conducted with a test bench on 3D printed models. When stress analysis was passed, Mycourant team contacted Micromolds company for the service of injection molding. Since Micromolds company specializes in low-volume manufacturing and micro injection molding, the “Boule de Ferlette” project was a well targeted RFQ. The quote with moldability analysis was sent through 1 business day and the new issue arose: making the design of a ball compatible with injection molding technology. Challenge No.1 - Undercut Regions The ball had many undercut regions. This might happen with the new projects and sometimes it is worth to remember, that not everything that is visually attractive can be manufactured. The rope that was winded around the ball had to be shifted to avoid undercuts. Micromolds came up with 3 new design solutions. Challenge No. 2 - Sink Marks Since the ball had thick wall regions, there was a considerable risk of material cooling issues which would cause sink marks to achieve better strength. In injection molding, thick walls do not always mean strong walls. Sinking can cause serious problems and can hugely reduce the strength of the part. Engineers and designers had to agree on where exactly and which walls can be thinner as well as what hollowing options were possible to maintain a good appearance of the product. Challenge No. 3 - Mold Modification After the first sample check and tests, MyCourant company came up with a complicated modification in mind. When it comes to modification in injection molding, the possibilities are bounded by the exact location and type of the modification in the mold. Since the tooling process is done by the means of material subtraction – CNC machined, this means that the processes cannot be rewinded. In simple terms - the metal chips cannot be glued back to the mold. So, if the modification takes place in the cavity side, enlarging the wall, for example, may be possible because the mold can still be machined. However, if thicker wall is needed in the core side, this might become impossible, since there might be no material left to machine. In this case, modification happened to not be in favor for the Courant company. Micromolds loves challenges and took risk by trying to do the impossible. It would actually not be possible to put those machined chips back, though machining a little ‘puzzle’ part that could be glued or screwed inside the core side of the mold might seem as a way out. This solution can work in rare cases and is purely dependent on the luck – where the modification takes place. The way around this problem was smooth – the mold was modified and the production was launched. Results: Final Injection Molded Products and Smooth Collaboration The cooperation with MyCourant company was smooth and satisfying. Brilliant and fast communication laid a strong foundation for trust between both companies. Altough the project has had many challenges and has taken a long time to be finished, both parties are equally satisfied with the results. Mr. Laurent’s feedback illustrates this nicely: “We are happy with the result and the quality of the parts obtained, with a biodegradable and compostable material, still young on the market. In addition, Micromolds provided an excellent service and cost-saving advices.”

  • Signed Sponsorship Agreement with Vilnius-Lithuania iGEM 2020 Team

    The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition) is the largest annual international competition in synthetic biology. Teams from best world universities competes here with their researches and scientifically based projects which solve actual world problems. We are proud to be part of Vilnius-Lithuania iGEM 2020 team helping them out with our mechanical engineering skills and knowledge. The Vilnius-Lithuania iGEM 2020 team project focuses on a critical issue in the food industry and aquaculture - infectious diseases in fish, which in turn wipes off more than $ 6 billion annually in fish farming industry (World Bank, 2014). While Earth resources are scare, the growing human population is leading to a growing demand for them, thus ability to effectively and sustainably produce high levels of food is becoming more an more relevant issue. The presumption of this project is that identified appropriate mechanisms for disease prevention, detection and treatment will greatly reduce production losses caused by these infectious pathogens and will eliminate the use of antibiotics in fish farms. Vilnius-Lithuania iGEM 2020 project consists of three main parts: Early detection of exogenous bacterial diseases by the use of strip test; Treatment based on the action of exolysins; Prevention based on the development of proteins immobilized in alginate beads for vaccination. As it can be easily guest "Micromolds" team will mainly contribute in the first part of this huge project. We are really proud to be part of Vilnius-Lithuania iGEM 2020 team helping to design and manufacture strip testing device to indicate infectious bacteria in fish farms. However, it is not our first time we participate in collaborations with Vilnius University. Our task is to design 3D model of strip test which could be later on manufactured with 3D printing technology FDM. This will be only a prototype to demonstrate the testing procedure on fish farm site. The main design constrains we have discussed for this strip test device are: Material must be suitable for FDM 3D printing; Sample well should have converging form for sample liquid to freely drain inside; The housing should have transparent section for test and control lines indication; Fixation at points of membranes should be minimal not to interfere diffusion; Strip test device should be reusable with one-time use strips; Dimensions: height: 4 mm; length: 70 mm; width: 10 mm. This project is still in process and will be updated. ...

  • 3D Printed Head Frame for Stereotactic Surgery

    Another project another innovation? We are always glad to apply and share our manufacturing knowledge and experience with innovating companies of any kind. Not only companies, though. At MicromoldsTM we take social responsibility seriously and this project proves us not being just talkers but also doers. Neurosurgeries and manufacturing? Together with the students from Vilnius University (VU) and the neurologists of Vilnius University “Santaros” Clinics we have designed and manufactured a head frame which is used as a locator device for fixing stereotactic arc position. Stereotactic arc is a clinical instrument that allows surgeons to detect and apply the desired trajectory for a stereotactic intervention. Stereotactic (or stereotaxic) interventions, theoretically, are supposed to be performed for treatments of any organ system inside a human body. However, these have only been applied in neurosurgeries (performed on brain) so far yet. What is also worth mentioning is that neurology is quite a new discipline as a field of health sciences. Data about the first use of stereotaxic devices on humans were published in 1933. Since then, the tools of neurosurgical operations were being developed and currently stereotaxic intervention treatments may be applicable for various neurological diseases: from Parkinson’s disease to even cancer (for performing stereotaxic radiosurgeries). Ideas born from problems? The main idea of this project, was to propose a new, reliable and comfortable device to position stereotactic arc more precisely. It was born because of the need of solution for the constantly arising arc positioning problem during the surgical interventions while using stereotactic arcs. In fact, during the surgeries, it is highly possible that any unconscious movements of the patient's head might occur and the consequences of these involuntary actions might be tragic. Before the head frame idea came as a solution, someone had always had to hold the head of the patient steadily and upright while the neurologist was trying to screw the arc to the skull bone. The process was extremely inconvenient and risky. Let us offer a solution Our 3D Printed Head Frame now can be used by surgeons to pre-position the stereotactic arc by attaching it to the frame by using pins and screws. Thus, the preparation and process of a surgical intervention have become more convenient and reliable, since the head, frame and arc can be locked together in one immobile system. No assistance would be needed anymore and the positioning error of a stereotactic arc can be minimized. Head stable while head frame sustainable? For frame prototype manufacturing we used PLA (thermoplastic polyester) - plastic suitable for additive manufacturing FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling). PLA is currently one of the mostly used polyesters in 3D printing. This thermoplastic polyester is considered to be a bioplastic material, since it is sourced from renewable resources rather than from fossil fuels. Also, it may be easily recycled (since PLA has an SPI code 7), incinerated in an economical way (with leaving no residuals and producing a significant amount of energy) or composted till ultimate degradation. And these features of PLA are what makes our 3D printed head frame for stereotactic surgery environmental-friendly. We continuously strive to reduce waste and create sustainable solutions in our projects, while designing and producing economical products from as much renewable and recyclable materials as possible. Not to mention that we are manufacturers on demand. Not to mention that all of our plastic injection molding processes as such are being optimized to save resources and minimize plastic waste. Applying our 3D printing experience The main corpus of the head frame was 3D printed. The following processes were drilling the holes for bushings. Holes were used for placing manually controlled actuators to enable custom positioning configurations for different head sizes and forms. Furthermore, the knobs and fixation pads of the actuators were 3D printed. The assembled final prototype can be seen below in the picture. Job worth doing is worth doing together Our team is happy to collaborate with professionals of the healthcare industry. Not only is exchanging ideas exciting and rewarding, but also turning them into reality and practice is as well. We are highly grateful for an opportunity to contribute to the future of the neurosurgeries and to the future of medicine as a whole. We care about innovation because we believe that this is what drives our future and that is why we have contributed to this project. We are always looking forward to work on scientifically based innovations which would help the experts of their fields to do their job more easily and provide more advanced services and products. Eyes on the prize! There is nothing more exciting to us than to put our efforts on creating something new and helping others. Our team is ambition-driven and we are pushing ourselves towards fulfilling our common mission and achieving our future goals every day.

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  • Materials | Micro Injection Moulding

    Injection molding materials Commercial-grade polymers for injection moulding: ​ Here at "Micromolds" warehouses we keep wide variety of plastic materials including recycled plastic and elastomers (TPEs). When choosing polymer for your part one should evaluate some of crucial design constraints: ​ Mechanical properties of a polymer (e.g. UV resistant material); Compatibility with injection moulding (even almost every polymer is suitable for injection moulding, compatibility is still important when part has high resolution features and is used for micro moulding or when overmoulding processes take part; Cosmetic appearance like color and surface finish are things to consider of no less importance; Final but not the least design constraint is the cost of material. ​ You are always welcomed to use your own materials. Please inform us about that in online quoting form and feel free to supply it for us. ​​ ​ ​ Thin wall injection capabilities​ ​ In order to avoid cosmetic defects like flash, sink, warp, knit lines and maintain uniform part structure in plastic injection moulding it is recommended to evaluate wall thickness for various part cross-sections. Here is the list of recommended ranges from min. to max. of wall thicknesses for most often used polymer materials in injection moulding*: ​ ABS injection moulding: 0.143mm - 3.556mm; Acetal injection moulding: 0.762mm - 3.048mm; Acrylic injection moulding: 0.635mm - 12.7mm; Nylon (polyamide) injection moulding: 0.762mm - 2.921mm; Polycarbonate injection moulding: 1.016mm - 3.81mm; Polyester injection moulding: 0.635mm - 3.175mm; Polyethylene injection moulding: 0.762mm - 5.08mm; Polypropylene injection moulding: 0.635mm - 3.81mm; Polystynene injection moulding: 0.889mm - 3.81mm; Polyurethane injection moulding: 2.032mm - 19.05mm. ​ *Based on https://www.manufacturingcenter.com/web/home.php Material bonding guide for overmoulding, 2K, inserts ​ For good mechanical or chemical material bonding and adhesion in overmoulding, 2K shot moulding and insert moulding processes various combinations can work out. Enormous amount of materials out there leads to a struggle when looking for right match for the substrate material. It is best to refer on recommendations of materials' manufacturer. In research, it is good to have in mind that materials can bond in two ways: mechanical or chemical. Below some recommendations** are indicated to guide you through the selection process of materials. ​ Personal care: ​ Substrate: Polypropylene; TPEs: Dynaflex, Kraton, Versaflex CL, Versalloy XL; Household: ​ Substrate: ABS, PC/ABS; TPEs: Versaflex OM, Versollan OM; Consumer electronics: Substrate: Polycarbonate TPEs: Versaflex OM, Versollan OM; Hardware: Substrate: Nylon 6 and 6/6; TPE: Versaflex OM; Healthcare: Substrate: Propionate, Copolyester; TPE: Versaflex OM. ​ ​ ​ **Based on: h ttps://www.avient.com ​ Plastic materials for micro moulding ​ In micro injection sometimes material choice can lead to moulding process adaptation and sometimes the process can lead to different material choice. This correlation exists because injection gates should be sized correctly to avoid heat stress on polymer injecting to the cavity. Some of the most used materials for micro moulding are: ​ LCP; PMMA; cyclic olefin copolymers (COCs). PEEK; PLA; PGA; LSR; polyethylene; polypropylene; polycarbonate ​ Our services Insert Molding Insert moulding is the process when components (e.g. wires) are encapsulated ​ READ MORE Small Parts Molding 'Micro' is not always 'micro'. If your part can fit in your hand - mold it 2x faster and cheaper with us. ​ READ MORE Micromolding Micromolding begins when microfeatures take place and vary from 100µm to 5µm in size. ​ READ MORE Medical Injection Molding Microfluidics, OEM solutions, clean room 8 molding, sterilization and medical grade plastics. READ MORE Read about us more '' Great services with quick response time. Jonas is not afraid of innovative solutions which is a great asset when trying to make high quality products! '' '' Great work! Jonas with his team helped us directly while developing a new hardware product. Our demands were understood and delivered as our mechanical engineers imagined. ''

  • Injection Mold Making: Types of Molds | Micromolds

    Injection Mold Making: Types of Molds Mold is a piece of block used in the injection molding process to mold various plastic components. It might be the most expensive component used along with the injection molding machine due to its complex design, precise characteristics, and manufacturing methods. In other words, mold is a hollow metal block where the molten plastic gets injected to manufacture the desired shape. Usually, tooling is done by CNC machines. Molds are fastened to the platens of the injection molding machine. They have drilled holes and channels responsible for controlling the temperature of the mold by circulating hot water. As far as the mold's working is concerned, molten material flows into molds through a sprue and fills the cavities. After a calculated time, the molten material adopts the shape of the mold and solidifies. Then the injection molding machine pushes the ejector plate of the mold to repeat the process for further manufacturing. Table of Contents: ​ Types of Molds used in Plastic Injection Molding Advantages of Aluminum Molds Disadvantages of Aluminum Molds Advantages of Steel Molds Disadvantages of Steel Molds The Process of Mold Making Things to consider about Mold Making Conclusion Types of Molds Used in Plastic Injection Molding ​ Mold materials must be wear-resistant and withstand many cycles, the clamping force required to hold the material set up, and the high-pressure forces to shape the liquid plastic and achieve close tolerances. While considering the materials, molds can get divided into two categories: aluminum molds and steel molds. Molds made up of these materials have their specified applications. ​ Aluminum Molds Aluminum has been on the cards for mold manufacturing for the last few years. While being less expensive solutions of P20-tools, automotive industries are shifting molds to aluminum. Usually, aluminum molds manufacture low-volume tools or prototypes since molds are malleable and softer than conventional steel material. Consequently, wear and tear are more pronounced, and continuous use might cause marks on the manufactured product. Steel Molds Steel molds have been a conventional approach in the field of injection molding. Nonetheless, molds made up of steel are highly suitable for high-volume production because steel has a more remarkable ability to withstand internal and external stresses and remains invincible against wear and tear for a longer run. Additionally, the steel molds are highly durable with expanded options of use even after maintenance, though they cost heavily compared to aluminum molds. Advantages of Aluminum Molds Here are some of the most substantial advantages of aluminum: 1. Lower Tooling Cost If compared to the molds of steel, the tooling cost for aluminum molds is much lower. Some aluminum tooling is as more economical as half of the cost of steel tooling. Although the return on investment for steel mold and aluminum mold may vary greatly depending upon their use, aluminum mold requires a meager initial investment compared to steel. 2. Reduced Heating and Cooling Times Aluminum has much higher dissipation rates than steel, so aluminum can instantly turn hot to cool and vice versa. Thus, the cycle time of aluminum mold is 20-30% better than steel molds. Keep in mind that an improved heat dissipation rate is not only appropriate to abstain from cooling and heating lines, but it also diminishes the intricacy of mold and maintenance costs. 3. Ease of Modification Aluminum is suitable for low-volume production since it is relatively softer than steel and gets worn sooner than steel. However, the quality of being soft allows engineers and manufacturers to modify and optimize the design according to advanced needs. Disadvantages of Aluminum Molds Aluminum has some disadvantages too that might cause its replacement with steels molds: 1. Less Compatibility with Materials Unlike steel molds, aluminum has compatibility issues with complex injection molding resins. For example, polymers with fiberglass cannot be used with aluminum molds even for a very few cycles. Moreover, aluminum molds are softer and gentler and more inclined to scratches/damages brought about by some special resins. 2. Low-Volume Production Runs Manufacturers must keep in mind that they cannot depend on aluminum molds for high-volume production runs due to their ability to be more delicate than steel molds. Otherwise, the quality of the eventual product gets badly affected and damaged. Advantages of Steel Molds Steel has been the focus of injection molding owners for a long time. Here are its reasons: 1. Perfect for Detailed Features The prominent feature of steel is its ability to be suitable for high-volume production because of its resistance against wear and tear and higher hardness and strength. At the same time, this is the reason that helps manufacturers achieve detailed features of mold. For example, steel molds tightly follow thin, non-uniform walls and rounded angles to bring a better shape to the final product. 2. Improved Durability Though steel is more expensive than aluminum, steel molds offer more comprehensive and durable services than aluminum. In addition, steel with a better ability to sustain stresses does not fall for repairing or early retirement. Also, steel is ideal for long production runs and frequent utilization of the mold throughout the long term. 3. Higher Compatibility Steel molds are highly suitable for complex and advanced injection molding resins since steel can stick to even hard-featured products, which is usually challenging with the aluminum product. Likewise, steel molds are compatible with resins reinforced with additives such as glass fiber. Disadvantages of Steel Molds Apart from its advantages, here are some of the disadvantages of steel molds: 1. Higher Tooling and Repairing Cost Steel is highly reliable and durable, but it possesses excelling costs that are not justified compared to aluminum or its other counterparts. Given that, for making the steel mold ready, there needs a higher tooling investment. Equally, steel molds, if fall for warping or some other defects, the repairing costs are higher due to their increased hardness. 2. High-Volume Production Runs Since steel molds are expansive in tooling and repair, they will be suitable and economical only for high-volume production runs. On the other hand, as mentioned earlier, aluminum molds are preferable for low-volume production runs. ​ The Process of Mold Making The mold manufacturing for injection molding is a multi-staged process. Throughout the process, it is inevitable to consider the required dimensions of the final product. Plus, risk management to avoid mold failure and ensure its accuracy, tightness, and ventilation is also necessary. Things to Consider about Mold Making Mold manufacturing entails accuracy and techniques and may involve block molds, glove molds, blanket molds, poured molds, and then some. The time may differ with various strategies regarding creating easy to complex geometry. The types of molds, like single or multiple cavities, can be picked as per requirements. Additionally, ensure access to adequate materials, provisions, and tools & equipment. Diverse material alternatives, such as aluminum and steel, are available, and each has specific features, capacities, and suitability. Nevertheless, the budget of the project is also one of the key things to consider, since mold making cost highly affects the final cost of injection molding . Primary Operations like Milling and Turning Typically, the drawing of the final product gets prepared before mold manufacturing. This design of the final product further leads to mold making. Metal blocks of required sizes are taken and aligned on a CNC machine. Before starting the secondary operations, CNC performs primary functions like milling, turning, and heat-treating on the metal block. During the mold making process, a selection of cutting tools gets made considering the material of molds. For steel, carbide tools get widely used because they are among the hardest cutting tools. Secondary Operations like Mold Construction and Peripheral After completing the primary operations, the metal block is all ready to go under the secondary process, which ensures the mold-making process's success. These operations may include mold construction and mold peripheral. Mold construction provides closing and clamping of molds, mold wall thickness and centering for proper heat absorption and dissipation, and mold surfaces through grinding, polishing, sandblasting, or shot peening. Besides, mold peripheral comprises ensuring mold venting, non-permanent release agents to get applied to the mold surface for improved demolding properties, permanent release coatings for better flow properties and gradient blend, and threaded inserts such as snap inserts or magnetic holders. ​ Conclusion Injection mold making is a highly technical and skill-required task, such as process control and troubleshooting of quality defects. It needs to eliminate loopholes that may cause potential losses throughout the process. For now, the molds are revolving around two materials: steel and aluminum. Molds made up of these materials have their specified advantages and disadvantages along with their specific costs. And choosing the mold material depends on many factors, such as the cost-efficiency and product specifications to be achieved. ​ But remember, even though the innovation has been around for a long time, the field of injection mold making keeps on developing, considering new technological improvements, market disruptions, and different social and economic aspects. Accordingly, the five key industry trends that shape the heading of injection mold manufacturing include moving towards sustainability, exploring various substitute materials, automation, machine learning, and advanced analytics. Back to Top Table of Contents: ​ Types of Molds used in Plastic Injection Molding Advantages of Aluminum Molds Disadvantages of Aluminum Molds Advantages of Steel Molds Disadvantages of Steel Molds The Process of Mold Making Things to consider about Mold Making Conclusion Explore our services: ​ Insert Molding Insert moulding is the process when components (e.g. wires) are encapsulated ​ READ MORE Small Parts Molding 'Micro' is not always 'micro'. If your part can fit in your hand - mold it 2x faster and cheaper with us. ​ READ MORE Micromolding Micromolding begins when microfeatures take place and vary from 100µm to 5µm in size. READ MORE Medical Injection Molding Microfluidics, OEM solutions, clean room 8 molding, sterilization and medical grade plastics. READ MORE READ MORE READ MORE

  • On-demand Injection Moulding | Europe | Micromolds.eu

    Create and prototype with micro injection molding GET A QUOTE We disrupt traditional injection molding with micro-molding technology. We mold small parts 2x faster and 2x cheaper. Does your part fit in your hand? ...fit in Ø 100mm sphere and is up to 20cc volume, Are you starting up? ...planning to produce <200k pcs in prototyping , or launch phases, ​ Ø =100mm V=20cc Prototyping Launch Production Decline Others 10k 5 0k 200k 1000k 0.1k Mass production YES - CONTINUE Add up - it's 2x better alternative: + ​ 0.3x small part = small machine = low operating expenses + ​ 0.3x small molds = fewer mold cavities + ​ 0.2x shorter runner system = less waste + ​ 0.6x aluminum molds = cheap and fast machining + ​ 0.6x aluminum molds = easy and flexible modification 2x Faster and cheaper injection molding service READ MORE ABOUT THIS Ready to start? 2 3 Analysis 1 day 4 Optimization 1-4 weeks Get quote or call from our engineer Once an order is placed manufacturing begins Manufacturing 2-4 weeks DFM anlysis Place an order Shipping parts Parts are shipped UPLOAD CAD FILE 1 Upload CAD file or describe your idea GET STARTED Still looking for answers? What kind of parts do we mold? ​ We have been working in a variety of industries and our plastic moulded components scatter across automotive, electronics, healthcare, furniture and defense industries. Products range from plastic gears to caps and closures, plastic housings for electronics and even reverse engineered injection moulded parts. ​ What are the specs? ​ Tolerances Micromolds CNC machining can maintain +/- 0.03mm tolerance and depending on plastic material specifications injected polymer tolerance can be +/- 0.04mm. ​ Surface finish We can use EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) with multiple passes and in combination with other tools to reach mirror-like surface or almost any other customer requires. ​ Minimum wall thickness Depending on a material chosen wall thickness can vary accordingly. Please check out material's page to learn more. ​ ​ Hot or cold runner? ​ Here at Micromolds we use Babyplast 6/12 injection moulding machines with a wide spectrum of configurations. Thus, there is no difference for us working with hot runner moulded parts or cold runner moulds. Learn more which runners, hot or cold, are best for your project here. ​ What is the cost of injection moulded part? ​ Tooling and manufacturing costs for injection moulded parts are not so easily determined and requires careful part analysis and several input variables from customer. Thus quoting process can seem as a huge time waster, especially when dealing with several sub-contractors. This is why we believe in industry digitalization and encourage our customers to use cost transparent contracting service - our automated online quoting, where you can instantly check out costs, and compare them with different batches, surface finishes, materials or other sub-contractors' quotes. ​ Where are the molds produced? ​ We are not some Chinese mold makers - we make high quality aluminum micro moulds locally from product idea to CNC milling and surface finishing. Aluminum injection moulds are faster and cheaper to machine than steel moulds and can sufficiently pass ~200 000 cycles. Our highly skilled mechanical engineers design parts, their moulds and writes CNC code for machining every day. At our local facilities freshly milled aluminium moulds go straightly to moulding machines. This is why automated quoting is even possible. ASK A QUESTION What other service may you need? Insert Molding Insert moulding is the process when components (e.g. wires) are encapsulated ​ READ MORE Micromolding Micromolding begins when microfeatures take place and vary from 100µm to 5µm in size. ​ READ MORE Medical Injection Molding Microfluidics, OEM solutions, clean room 8 molding, sterilization and medical grade plastics. READ MORE Success across our projects '' Great services with quick response time. Jonas is not afraid of innovative solutions which is a great asset when trying to make high quality products! '' '' Great work! Jonas with his team helped us directly while developing a new hardware product. Our demands were understood and delivered as our mechanical engineers imagined. '' Contact an engineer info@micromolds.eu Tel: +370 634 44885 Lentvario str. 16, Vilnius, Lithuania, 02300

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