Custom Plastic Injection Molding
Steel tooling with rapid lead times, ideal for prototyping, design validation, and bridge production.
Rubber or silicone molding over an existing plastic part.
Plastic injection molding around a preformed, often metal threaded, insert.
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
Nylon - Glass Filled & 6/6
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
Fictiv can also source custom materials upon request.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a thermoplastic that is created using emulsion. ABS is resistant to corrosive chemicals, easy to machine, and has a relatively low melting temperature.
Common applications: Enclosures
The process of locally heating a plastic component in order to reform and insert another component (such as a threaded insert).
Engraving text or a design with the use of a laser.
A process to apply an ink-based, 2D design to a 3D surface.
Primer and top coat; standard colors or Pantone matching; masking available; EMI (copper) paint.
A high frequency welder generates heat to join or reform thermoplastics.
Fictiv Injection Molding Solutions
Rapid Design Molds
Ideal for part design validation, low volume production, and bridge production quantities.
Ideal for higher volume production parts, starting at 10,000 units. Tooling costs are higher than Rapid Design Molds, but tooling construction allows for lower part pricing.
"Fictiv was a crucial partner in that they were able to get the mold up and running within three to four weeks, whereas our other partners were taking six, eight weeks just to get first-off tool parts."
Dedicated customer support
Mold up and running in 4 weeks
Upload 3D CAD and technical drawings to our secure platform.
Configure your projects in our quote-to-order platform for pricing in 2 days followed by a free DFM report.
T1 sampling will be delivered in 2-3 weeks for review prior to kicking off production parts.
Once samples are approved, production kicks off with lead times of 4-7 business days on average.
Easily reorder parts from your injection molding tool on-demand.
All injection molding orders a team of dedicated Fictiv employees in the U.S. and in China working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure your parts are manufactured on time and to your precise specifications.
Your Account Executive will guide you through the quoting stage. They will help to gather your design requirements, request manufacturability feedback, and align your budget & timeline needs with Fictiv's manufacturing capabilities.
What is injection molding?
Injection molding is two large metal mold halves coming together, a plastic or rubber material is injected into the cavity they form. Even though the plastic materials being injected are melted, they aren’t really heated; the material is pressed into the injection ports (called gates) via a large auger screw. As the material is compressed, it heats and begins to flow into the molds. Once it cools, the two halves separate again and the part pops out. Repeat ten thousand times, and you have a run of injection molded parts ready for use.
What industries use injection molding?
A wide variety of industries benefit from the highly versatile process of injection molding, including:
What is injection molding used for?
Injection molding is a fast, cost effective and highly precise manufacturing process used for mass producing complex molded parts in a variety of materials, including thermoplastics, polymers, aluminum, and glass.
What are the types of injection molding processes?
There are several types of injection molding processes, including:
How long does an injection mold last?
How long an injection mold can last depends on several factors: mold material, number of cycles, operating conditions, and time between production runs. The life expectancy of an injection mold can range from 1M+ cycles to less than 500 cycles based on the above criteria.
What is the difference between forming and molding?
Although quite similar, the difference between forming and molding comes down to their unique features and benefits, depending on the application they are being used for. Injection molding is more suitable for large production runs of small, intricate parts and involves injecting liquid polymers into a mold using extreme pressure and temperatures. Thermoforming, also referred to as vacuum forming, is more suitable for shorter production runs of large-scale designs and involves forming heated plastic sheets to a mold's surface.