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Injection molding services

Order industrial-quality injection molded parts from a fully-vetted supply chain. 

Injection molding is a highly versatile and efficient manufacturing technology with high production rates.  

By injecting molten material into a mold cavity, this process enables the creation of complex shapes and intricate details with remarkable precision. Additional benefits include consistent quality, design flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. 

How injection molding works

First, a mold is prepared, usually made of steel or aluminum, to form the desired part shape. The mold consists of two halves - the cavity and the core - precisely machined to create the desired geometry. 

 

Next, plastic pellets, typically made of thermoplastic materials, are melted and injected into the mold under high pressure. The molten plastic fills the cavity, taking the shape of the mold.  

After cooling and solidification, the mold opens, and the finished part is removed for finishing. 

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Injection molding use cases

Various industries use injection molding extensively, as the technology offers a high-quality, cost-effective manufacturing solution.

  

This technology produces components such as dashboards, interior trim, and exterior body parts in the automotive industry. In consumer electronics, injection molding manufactures smartphones, electronic housings, and more. Other sectors, such as aerospace, packaging, and consumer goods, also leverage this technology to create custom parts and consumer products.  

Injection molding by the numbers

Max Build Size: Up to several meters in the longest dimension  

Minimum Wall Thickness: max 0.05 mm (strongly dependent on material and boundary conditions)

Dimensional Accuracy: +- 0.1 % (minimum 0.1 mm)

Lead Times: Starting at 21 days 

Why choose MakerVerse for injection molding parts?

"Working with MakerVerse and leveraging their extensive eco-system to support on demand parts requirements has allowed us to be more responsive and agile.” 

Quan Lac 
Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Energy 

Source industrial-grade injection molding parts

MakerVerse gives you the flexibility to source parts however you need. Get instant quotes and quickly order parts with on-demand manufacturing. Our team of experts will work with you for large or complex orders to develop, align, and supervise a manufacturing quality plan from start to finish.  

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  • Reliable quotes

  • Short lead times

  • Fast and intuitive order placement

On-demand manufacturing
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  • Expert support from end-to-end

  • Comprehensive manufacturing and quality plan

  • Guaranteed quality meeting advanced specifications

Production Orders

Available injection molding finishes

Pad printing 

Pad printing applies detailed designs, logos, or markings on the surface of injection-molded parts. This process is done by transferring ink onto the part using a specially designed printing pad.  

Polishing

This process involves gradually smoothing the surface using abrasive materials or compounds, resulting in a glossy finish that highlights the fine details of the printed object. 

Surface texturing 

Surface texturing techniques create specific patterns or textures on the surface of injection-molded parts, enhancing their functionality, aesthetics, or grip.  

Painted

Painting offers a wide range of color options. Furthermore, different painting techniques and high-quality coatings can achieve various effects, such as glossy, matte, metallic, or textured finishes. 

Popular injection molding materials

Injection molding offers a wide range of epoxyresins designed to be equivalents to the thermoplastic materials used in other manufacturing technologies. Some of the most popular options include: 

ABS

Main characteristics

ABS, or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene,  combines strength and durability with low weight and a high load capacity. The material provides a good compromise between mechanical properties, cost, and accuracy.  

Use cases

Thanks to its versatility and affordable price, ABS is used widely used across industries.  

Elastomers (such as TPU) 

Main characteristics

TPU and other elastomers offer high elasticity or shock absorption. 

Use cases

These materials are often used for energy-absorbing parts produced for safety – such as helmets.   

PA 

Main characteristics

PA, or polyamide, provides excellent mechanical properties. Its high ductility and impact strength make it interesting for functional parts in various industries such as automotive.   

Use cases

Typical usage would be interior parts for automotive, functional prototypes, and in the medical industry. 

PC

Main characteristics

Polycarbonate (PC) combines good mechanical properties such as impact resistance, strength, rigidity, and hardness. It can also withstand high temperatures and offers high dimensional stability. 

Use cases

PC is typically used for cases of any kind.  

PP

Main characteristics

Polypropylene (PP) offers high strength and toughness combined with a light weight. This material also has low moisture absorption.   

Use cases

PP is a relatively inexpensive material often used in everything from electronic components to everyday household goods, such as storage containers.  

Looking for any specific materials?

We are constantly expanding and you can request specific materials going beyond our current standardized offering. Simply select “Other Material” in the order process and provide us your desired specifications in the comment section.  You can reach out to us with your specific material requests at any time under customersupport@makerverse.ai 

Resources: Manufacturing with Polymers

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