Low Volume Injection Molds, Plastic Parts, & Rapid PrototypesMidwest Mold
A Better Alternative for Your Rapid Tooling and Low Volume Production Needs
Midwest Mold isn’t like other Prototype/Low Volume facilities. We have the experience and equipment to provide unparalleled speed, flexibility and support. We use our exceptional molding expertise to provide comprehensive technical guidance and tooling options for your project. We don’t just send a price estimate for a new project; we send an informed quote after learning about your needs. We pride ourselves on working closely with you from the start, making sure job specifications align with your project’s end goals.
We’re also proud of our speed, providing 15-20 business day turnaround on injection mold tooling projects without sacrificing quality or precision. We’re constantly refining our production process, implementing new ways to reduce inefficiencies and shorten lead times for our customers. Whether you’re looking for short run production, rapid tooling or prototyping services we can help you find the best solution and deliver it quickly and efficiently.
Midwest’s Low Volume & Prototype Gallery
Plastic Products – Low Volume Idea to Manufacture Fast
Midwest Mold takes a proactive approach to plastic projects, we determine your best pathway to the marketplace based on your project’s goals and expectations. Midwest is a hassle free plastic part manufacturer who can do it all under one roof We design, machine, manufacture, package, and ship all in the same building. What does this mean to customers? It means that your business is easily managed and you don’t waste time or money dealing with an inefficient process, Midwest operates like an automated assembly line. We know every customer is different, some are focused on lead times and others tooling cost. Luckily, Midwest has the ability to provide savings on both of those with our aluminum injection molds for low volume plastic parts and prototype applications.
Custom Made Aluminum Injection Molds –
Saving Time & Money
While many injection molding companies are starting to put much more emphasis on aluminum injection molds and tooling for its advantages over steel, Midwest Mold has been specializing in it for decades.
This process is ideal for someone who’s looking for prototypes and low volume manufacturing runs for their plastic parts. One might ask, what’s so special about aluminum injection molding and how can I utilize it for my injection molding needs?
1- Aluminum injection molds can save anywhere from 5%-30% in tooling costs compared to steel or other injection mold material choices.
2- Aluminum molds can provide up to a 40% reduction in cycle times for your plastic part manufacturing. See our case study on aluminum molds for more detail!
3- Aluminum molds aren’t just for prototyping and low volume manufacturing. QC-10 is a high strength aluminum alloy with costs much less than steel alloys.
4- Consider utilizing our custom steel inserts into an aluminum based injection mold, the strength won’t be sacrificed and neither will your tooling cost savings.
5- With optimized mold designing and machining; our aluminum molds have far exceeded its projected tool lifespan, providing our customers with even more savings and value added products.
Don’t believe us? See for yourselves and fill out a request for quote form to see if our custom aluminum injection molds is an ideal fit for your plastic part projects.
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Rapid Prototypes – 3D Printing – Prototype Injection Molds
If you have the “cant wait” mentality and are looking for physical examples of your plastic part ASAP, consider Midwest Mold for your rapid prototyping and prototype injection mold partner. We have 3D printing capabilities and can create and ship your product quickly and easily. Confused about what’s the best process for you? Take a look at our case study that compares 3D Printing vs. Low Volume Production to see which one suits your project best.
- Orders per part run of 50-10,000 shots; up to 100,000 annually. (Negotiable)
- Tolerances of +/- .005” standard; tighter tolerances per review of math data.
- Turnaround time of one day to four weeks per review of data, based on part size, geometry, and volumes.
- Geometric specifications of NC cut focus +/- .0005” with EDM and grinding to achieve tight tolerances. Undercuts, holes, clip details, etc. that are not in line of straight pull from mold may require action.
- Same day cost and part feasibility in most cases.