Injection Molding Service
Molded prototypes and low-volume production parts in as fast as 1 day
Ready for a more cost- and time-efficient way to manufacture parts? Our affordable aluminum molds (starting at $1,500) and quick turnaround times (in as fast as 1 day) help you reduce design risks and limit overall production costs along every step of the product cycle. At Protolabs, our injection molding service is designed for low-volume production of end-use parts, bridge tooling before high-volume production, mass customization of product lines, and functional prototyping.
Prototyping or Low-volume Production for Molded Parts?
We provide two injection molding service options—one is best suited for those who need smaller part quantities often associated with prototyping and the other a good fit for those who require larger part quantities common in low-volume manufacturing. While the molds themselves are similar, part quantities, lifetime maintenance, quality documentation, and pricing vary depending on which service option is chosen. The right one depends on your project needs.
Which Molding Process Should I Use?
Why Injection Molding at Protolabs?
Temper Demand Volatility
React fast to market dynamics and streamline your supply chain with parts on demand.
Offset Line-down Emergencies
Recover quickly with on-demand parts if in-house production or supply chain issues arise.
Maintain consistent quality and guaranteed lead times from a single supplier with in-house tooling and part production.
Eliminate Minimum Order Quantity
Lower inventory costs and warehousing expenses with no MOQ requirements.
Bridge Tooling Before Production
Leverage affordable bridge tooling for design and market validation before capital investment in tools.
Mass Customization of Product Lines
Iterate part designs quickly and accelerate product development to react to market needs.
“It has been very enlightening to us here at HP that we are able to get parts so rapidly out of the actual materials that we’re going to use in the final production.“