A New Manufacturing Process at Proto Labs: Insert Molding
We’re excited to share the latest addition to our rapid injection molding service—insert molding. You can now incorporate molded-in threaded inserts, bushings, and metal bosses into your injection molding designs.
The plastic manufacturing process can add functionality, improve strength, and reduce assembly costs of parts. Common applications include electronic components, housings, knobs, handles, and dials.
Check out these resources to learn more about designing for insert molding:
- Insert molding design guidelines
- Design Tip: Building strength into parts with insert molding
- Design complex plastic components with insert molding
Just like our other injection molding processes, you can expect to receive parts in 15 days or less. If you have a design that could benefit from insert molding, upload a 3D CAD model and we’ll send you a free quote with DFM within hours.