Injection Moulding Services
Plastic Injection Moulding Services that are Guaranteed Competitive, T1 samples delivered in as little as 15 days and you own the tool.
Build your quote online, configure part requirements and instantly request a quote. Our design Engineers will review 100% of Injections Moulding projects and get back to you within 24Hrs.
A network of 260+ Manufacturing Partners, guarantees capacity for your parts to go into production same-day. Our manufacturing partners are both, Local and Overseas.
Reliable, Quality & Speed
Our dedicated team of engineers are experts in manufacturing. Your projects will have a dedicated account manager to follow the process from quotation to production and final delivery of your product.
Injection Moulding capabilities
With Geomiq’s dedicated service and state of the art injection moulding capabilities, you’ll get the following benefits
Using our intelligent network, we are able to instantly identify capacity to enable T1 Sample parts in as fast as 15 days.
Huge Material Choice
We have over 100 high-performance materials, including thermoset, thermoplastic and liquid silicone rubbers. There are numerous thermal, electrical and chemical resistance properties available.
Simple ABS injection moulding through to specialist medical injection moulding. Components ranging from consumer products to medical rely on our plastic injection moulding services.
From multi-slide single cavity tooling to 6 cavity family tooling, we can help scale your production requirements without the need for technical know-how.
You Own the Tool
That's right, you own the tool - how it should be. We can store the tool and help with your logistics if required. This means that there is no pressure on you and you are in control of the production.
All of our Geomiq Approved Injection Moulding manufacturing Partners are ISO9001 accredited at a minimum. This ensures a repeatable high quality end product.
With over 250+ approved partners and over 1000+ machines, you will always be our priority
Injection Moulding Services
We offer both thermoset and thermoplastic injection moulding and our Manufacturing Partners have machines up to 400 Tonnes. The ability to produce low-cost, repeatable plastic components has meant that injection moulding is the production method of choice for most plastic components.
Whether you need prototype injection moulding with rapid tooling, or complex multi-cavity injection moulding for production, our Geomiq Approved partner network lets you innovate faster.
Combined expertise to explain the advantages of injection moulding, a data driven software platform and over 250+ machines ensures your parts are made right first time, every time.
Minimum Order Quantity
Rapid Tooling, Precision Tooling, Production Tooling
2 Years - Own the Tool - Shipping costs apply*
Mould Lead Times
15 - 20 Days
Production Lead Times
5 - 7 Days
Inspection Reports, QC Reports
Contact support - Reviewed on a case-by-case basis
Dedicated Support Team - Free DFM feedback
ABS - Injection Moulding
Plastic Injection Moulding
Plastic injection moulding is extremely common throughout the world because it gives the fastest results at the best cost. Put simply, the reliability and efficiency provided by the plastic injection moulding process have not been matched.
LSR - Injection Moulding
Liquid Silicone Moulding
Liquid Silicone Rubber, LSR, is an injection moulding process for thermosetting polymers. This process is used in several industries because of the superior properties of the produced parts. The process of LSR injection moulding is extremely similar to plastic injection moulding and the main difference is in the tooling process which is simpler.
Injection Moulding Mould Material Comparison
Aluminium vs Steel
Aluminium offers a clear advantage over steel in terms of lower pricing, but the overall value and return on investment of an aluminium mould and a steel mould can vary greatly, based on the usage of the mould.
Cost per part
This factor depends on the intended production run, and the overall lifespan that the customer hopes to get out of their part. For shorter runs, the lower upfront costs of aluminium moulds can lead to lower overall cost per part. If the customer intends to use their mould for high volumes in the millions and tens of millions of parts, they’ll see the investment in a steel mould pay off.
Heating and Cooling times
Aluminium moulds has a much higher rate of heat dissipation and can heat and cool much more quickly than steel moulds — typically up to seven times. Cooling time, especially, makes up a significant portion of overall cycle time in injection moulding.
Shrink, warp and other defects
Aluminium means the mould is better able to approach uniform heating and cooling times — and to do so more quickly — which provides an advantage in decreasing the number of defective and rejected parts. Non-uniform heating and cooling are among the biggest factors in defects such as sink marks, voids and burn marks.
Ease of modification and repair
Damaged or deformed steel moulds can be really difficult and costly to repair, due to the extreme hardness of the material. All too often, a new mould will be required in such cases. Aluminium moulds are much more receptive to repair and, as a softer material, can be more easily modified in cases where production errors may have occurred.
When extremely fine, detailed features are required — e.g., thin, non-uniform walls, less rounded angles and tighter, narrower areas of the mould cavity — steel moulds will often provide better results than aluminium.
Common Mould Materials
28-30 RC hardness. P-20 is the first choice in most cases when using plastics without abrasive additives, but unless it’s for very low-volume use, it needs to be protected erosion with a coating or surface hardening.
Tougher than P20, while also machining much faster. It holds tight tolerances and more corrosion resistant. A potential disadvantage is that it has poorer heat transference, so it needs to be cooled more carefully.
Used for very tight-tolerance and high-volume parts. It’s a very durable, impact-resistant tool steel that can be hardened up to 56 RC.
A Typically the go-to choice for a tool steel to address wear when running abrasive materials. In most cases, cavities are not hardened above 50 RC to reduce the chances of stress cracks. The typical range is 44-48 RC.
It’s the most corrosion resistant when injecting PVC or POM plastics but it has one of lowest thermal efficiency.
7000 series Aluminium
A high-strength aluminium alloy with a relatively large percentage of zinc. It has the best heat transfer properties of common tool metals, but it is not suitable for injecting corrosive resins like POM or PVC, or those with glass fibres added to them, as glass fibres will erode the mould surfaces.
Any injection mould will be subject to wear. Wear will occur particularly to ejectors, gates, slides & other moving parts of the tool. Surface finishes such as high polish or sparked finish will also become less defined over time.
Soft aluminium moulds will incur much more wear from the plastic material than hard steel moulds. Steel moulds should last for millions of mouldings.
Certain materials can be very abrasive, such as glass filled nylon for example. Other materials are very corrosive and will rust normal steel moulds, so aluminium alloy or stainless-steel moulds should be used, or the steel mould should be stainless steel or aluminium alloy plated.
Mould setter skill
Moulds need to be set up to work in the injection moulding machine correctly. Overclocking, poor tool alignment, excessive ejector stroke, over pressurisation of the plastic material, not enough lubricant on the ejectors are all examples of poor setting which wear any mould down much more quickly than necessary.
AVAILABLE MATERIALS FOR PLASTIC INJECTION MOULDING
Thermoplastic injection moulding is the most common way to manufacture parts. Thermoplastics are polymers that can be repeatedly molten or softened by heating and solidified by cooling.
|ABS||Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene||Tough, opaque, rigid, hard, high gloss.|
|HDPE||High-density polyethylene||Tough, semi-rigid, translucent, excellent weatherability/chemical resistance.|
|HIPS||High Impact Polystyrene||Rigid, hard, translucent.|
|LDPE||Low-density polyethylene||Flexible, translucent, durable, good weatherability/low temperature performance, excellent chemical resistance.|
|PA6||Polyamide 6 (Nylon 6)||Rigid, tough, translucent, resistance to oils, good dialectic resistance, hard wearing.|
|PC||Polycarbonate||Rigid, tough, excellent impact resistance, good weatherability and dimensional stability.|
|PC/ABS||Polycarbonate/ABS blend||Combination of PC and ABS properties (mostly used for electronics enclosures)|
|PMMA||Acrylic||Hard, rigid, crystal clear, good weatherability.|
|POM||Acetal/Delrin||Rigid, very tough, translucent, good dimensional stability and electrical properties.|
|PP||Polypropylene||Semi rigid, translucent, excellent chemical resistance, good recyclability.|
|PS||Polystyrene||Rigid, high gloss and transparency, brittle.|
|PVC||Polyvinyl Chloride||Flexible, strong, high abrasion resistance, good weathering properties|