What To Ask Before You Buy Injection Mold?

- Apr 19, 2018-

Is injection molding right for me? What choices do I have?

If you are unsure, just give us a call and talk to one of our friendly sales staff members. You can discuss your project requirements with us and we can determine which route will be the best for your project. Knowing your options beforehand and choosing the right process upfront means a successful project in the end.

Is my design ready for injection molding?

If we find an area in your part that can’t physically be manufactured, we will make a modification to your 3-D CAD model with a solution that best fits the application and return it to you for approval. Other molding companies tell you to change it without any suggestions. And most of the time the area they tell you that needs to be changed doesn’t need changing at all. Faster Parts. Your Way™

Who is making and running my mold?

This is crucial. When quoting be sure to find out where your mold is being made, housed, and run, you’d be surprised to find that it’s not always in the same place or even worse you may even be dealing with a broker. All molds are made and run here at Abery Mold & Engineering so no need to worry about where your mold may be.

Who owns my mold?

You do of course, you bought it and you own it. This is crucial to some customers who like to run their own parts. When checking the competition, make sure you are really getting what you pay for.

Is my mold guaranteed for life?

We can’t speak for the competition but Abery’s molds are guaranteed for the life of the project. If we build, run it, and supply the parts, whether it’s 10 or 10 million we guarantee the mold for life, it’s that simple. 

Do I have limitations such as side actions, overmolding, or insert molding?

At Abery that means we build it to your part design. We do not ask for changes to make it easier for us to build. No one in the plastics industry will tackle more complex parts than us. So, if someone declined to quote your part or asked for design concessions it’s because they don’t have the skills to get the job done or they are just adding to their bottom line instead of yours.

What if I need to make modifications to my mold in the future?

It happens, designs change, just send us your changes and we will review and find the best and most economical way to make the changes. Oh, and your tool is still guaranteed.

How are future part runs handled?

We have hassle free pricing with our part runs. We don’t like to have the hidden costs lurking in the fine line. Your quoted price is your price, period. We don’t have a minimum order run, that is decided by your needs.

Is cheaper always better?

Only when you know what you are paying for up front, beware of the too good to be true deal. Here at Xcentric we don’t always have the cheapest price but when you buy from us you will get what you need at the best price possible. This is because we handle all aspects of the injection molding process in house, from design to production parts, we are able to cut out the middle man. This, coupled with a matrix style process, enables us to pass on the saving and the fastest lead time to the customer.

How does the quoting process work?

Our team of quote specialists is the most responsive and the most hands on. Our quote team is highly experienced in all areas of plastic injection molding. From design tips to material selection we guarantee that getting a quote has never been easier and quicker. Get a quote.