Injection Molded Part
A prototype mold is low cost tooling mainly used in order to obtain working parts. Modifications can easily be made quickly to this type of tooling. Life expectancy of this type of mold is approximately up to 1,000 parts.
Low volume tooling is a medium cost mold that consists of one or two cavities which usually includes a mold base of pre-hardened steel. The life expectancy of this type of mold is approximately up to 500,000 parts.
A high volume mold is the most expensive tooling which can include anywhere from 2 – 32 cavities, the mold base, hardened steel, and high wear material for all components. The mold life is usually guaranteed for 1,000,000 cycles up to 5,000,000 cycles with low maintenance needed for extended life.
Consult with a professional like Toth Mold/Die Inc. to determine the proper tooling and cost for your newly designed injection molded part.