Small Batch Injection Molding & Prototype Injection MoldingEconomical production of your injection molded parts

Injection molding small seriesPlastic parts in small batches and pre-series

A coherent concept, short throughput times and high output quantities - this is how reliably small series and pre-series are produced in plastic injection molding at Solidtec.

Quality is evident right from the start. This is particularly important when producing plastic parts in small batches. That's why our design engineers make sure that the tool inserts are designed to be particularly stable right from the design stage - allowing us to produce far more than 100,000 injection molded parts.

For the production of pre-series and small series, we combine the advantages of the modular Solidtec master mold system with the benefits of automation. The result: a particularly cost-effective injection molding process for larger quantities. The specific output quantity that is possible in the small series production of your injection molded parts depends on the plastic used in each individual case.

The production of the series mold is delayed? No problem! A parts bottleneck can be quickly compensated for with the help of our molds. Convince yourself of Solidtec as a manufacturer of your small plastic series.

Small-batch injection molding: advantages at a glance

Are you looking for an economical injection molding process for the production of up to 100,000 plastic parts? Are you looking for an alternative to previously used 3D printing processes? Do you want to have parts manufactured quickly and efficiently?

Then the production of your plastic parts in small series injection molding with Solidtec is exactly the right thing for you! With high-strength aluminum tools from our own tool shop, we create the ideal basis for manufacturing in short lead times.

The result: materials and surfaces as in large-scale production at a fraction of the cost. Starting from approx. 100 component sets, the costs in small-series injection molding are lower than in realization using the 3D printing process.

Thus, the production of injection molded parts in small series at Solidtec offers an ideal price-performance ratio with very short delivery times.

That's why small-batch injection molding is the best choice for manufacturing your plastic parts:

  • Particularly economical production
  • For 100-100,000 plastic parts and more
  • Injection molded parts in series quality
  • Cost-effective changes to the mold possible
  • Perfect alternative to series production in 3D printing

You would like to realize your project as a small series? Get intouchwith us!

Do you need plastic prototypes before producing a small series? Our prototype injection molding is suitable for small quantities, alternatively rapid prototyping with additive manufacturing.

Special injection molding processes

Whether multi-component injection molding, 2K injection molding, insert technology, liquid silicone (LSR) or micro injection molding: we rely on the right injection molding process for every requirement. Your requirements are our motivation - whether for the production of 2K parts, the overmolding of various inserts or the manufacture of intricate plastic parts.

Find out more about the various injection molding processes for the efficient and economical production of your plastic parts or plastic prototypes.



Examples of plastic parts in small series injection molding

Prototype injection moldingLess is more

Prototype injection molding at Solidtec is ideal for low volumes. The advantages of prototyping: simplified process, more efficiency, and significant time and cost savings.

Often, only small quantities are needed initially. However, producing them by injection molding requires a lot of time and money. That is why Solidtec offers its customers rapid tooling. Already during the design phase, the injection molds are designed for small part quantities.

The special feature: True to the motto "less is more", we have integrated many functions of series production into the modular Solidtec master mold system with cooling and the ejector system. In terms of prototype injection molding, this means: simpler mold inserts, more efficiency in production.

Other advantages of this solution: Different sprue positions can be tested with comparatively little effort. This allows the optimum cavity filling situation to be worked out - quickly, reliably and cost-effectively.

Do you have any questions about prototype injection molding with Solidtec? Please contact us!

Frequently asked questions about small series injection molding and prototype injection molding

How many parts can I get from you? What are the maximum output quantities from aluminum tools?

The biggest limiting factor for the maximum output quantity is usually the plastic material used for the component. Some materials tend to be soft, flexible and less abrasive, meaning that a high number of injection molding cycles and plastic parts are possible.

The maximum output quantities from aluminum tool inserts are largely dependent on the plastic materials used. The mold temperature and filler content of the material are particularly important here.

The following values, for example, can be used as a guide for the maximum output quantities from single-cavity molds:

  • Unfilled PP: 30,000 pieces
  • Unfilled ABS / POM / PA / PC: 20,000 pieces
  • PA6 with 30 % glass bead filling: 15,000 pieces
  • PA with 10 % glass fiber filling: 7,500 pieces
  • PA with 30 % glass fiber filling: 5,000 pieces
  • PPS: 2,000 pieces
  • PEEK: 1,000 pieces

How do you differentiate between prototype and small series tools? From what quantity do you speak of small series tools?

This usually happens at our customers' premises and is not tied to a certain component quantity. In some cases, our customers know right from the start of development that their product will never reach the scale of a large series with several hundred thousand components and that a large series tool is not economically viable. In this case, the small series begins with the production of the first sample components.

We are aware that our customers use the plastic parts from our aluminium tools for their series production. We have naturally internalized these quality requirements and know that we can meet them with components from our aluminium tools.

The majority of prototype components have already been given their name by our customers, namely precisely when the development phase with components made from aluminum tools is restricted by a time limit - precisely because in the background there is a continuation of the products in a large series. Most customers have gained all the valuable insights from the development phase after 300 to 1,000 prototype components.

It also happens that we use the plastic components from our aluminum tools for a series production start-up.

Your contact personsWe realize your small series and plastic prototypes

Ralf SchrothAccount Manager

Phone: +49 6071 9229-33
Fax: +49 6071 9229-11

Philip KolbAccount Manager

Phone: +49 6071 9229-272
Fax: +49 6071 9229-11

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