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 tailored for your manufacturing needs including 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 production. 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?
“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.“