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Tooling + Injection Moulding

At Objective3D Direct Manufacturing, we combine offshore value with Australian-based project management and quality assurance for efficient and cost-effective tooling and injection moulding operations. Our partner in China operates cutting-edge tooling manufacturing facilities, including high-speed CNC machines, EDM machines, and press sizes up to 800 tons. We offer both precise tool fabrication and state-of-the art injection muolding capabilities, individually or bundled together.

BENEFITS of Tooling and Injection Moulding

Australian based Project Management

You will work directly with an experienced Australian based team to drive your project to completion. You’ll also be provided with a mould-build schedule and regular project updates. On-site meetings are also available, and our Australian based parts warehousing gives you just-in-time access to your critical components. Partnering with us means you get globally competitive pricing without traveling overseas to meet with your project team.
 

Guaranteed Quality

Objective3D Direct Manufacturing gives you peace-of-mind by guaranteeing the life of your tool. If tool minimums are not met, we will replace or repair the tool at our expense. Full dimensional inspection reports are provided before production begins, and we offer mold flow analysis, CPK studies, and full PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) services. Custom gauge building is also available.
 

Tooling and Injection Moulding Applications

Injection moulding is the most common method of fabricating high volumes of plastic parts. Many products are injection moulded, varying in size, complexity and end-use.

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Common applications include:

  • Simple production parts in a high volume
  • Plastic housings
  • Electronic components
  • Packaging
  • Automotive parts
  • Containers

Finishing Options for Injection Moulded Parts

From packaging prototypes to complex mechanical assemblies, we understand what it takes to make your project a success. To complete your component to your full satisfaction, we offer a full selection of finishing options.

Decorative and Cosmetic Options

  • Pad Printing
  • Silk Screening
  • Plating
  • Painting (custom color matching available)
  • Laser Etching

Secondary Options

  • Heat Staking
  • Sonic Welding
  • Machining
  • Light Assembly
  • Destructive Testing
  • EMI/RFI Shielding

Size and Accuracy

Parts must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine the compatibility with our injection moulding processes. Typical minimum features may be the size of a dime or pen cap, but need to be reviewed by our team. Standard tolerances are dependent on material or part size, but in general we can meet a standard tolerance of ±0.127mm. Tighter tolerances are possible, but offered on a case-by-case basis.

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Injection Molding Materials

As you consider your options for low-volume injection molding, talk to our experts.
We can work with any production plastic material your project requires, but the most common options are listed on our site.

SEE TOOLING AND INJECTION MOLDING MATERIAL OPTIONS

Tooling and Injection Moulding: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do you offer molding options other than injection moulding?

Although injection moulding is most popular, Objective3D Direct Manufacturing offers a variety of high- and low-volume moulding processes, including compression molding, insert over moulding, gas assist moulding, and thermoforming. Contact your project engineer to learn more.
 

Do you manufacture tooling for injection moulding operations based in Australia?

Yes. We offer export Tooling built to customer requirements that can be run in our customers’ machines or at one of our Australian based partner facilities. All of our tooling has documented warranties and Australian based support for repairs and engineering changes.
 

Where is the project management team located?

Our experienced Tooling and Injection Moulding management team is based out of Melbourne Office. They have a deep understanding of all phases of tooling, including part design, tool design, and material sciences.
 

Injection Moulding Design Guidelines

For detailed engineering specifications and considerations, including the advantages and disadvantages of using injection moulding for a variety of applications, read the Injection Moulding Design Guidelines.
 
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