Shabri brings a truly innovative approach to designing products and the processes behind it. Our engineers have modified our additive manufacturing printers to produce parts of the highest quality and at the highest speed possible.
Turn to Shabri for low-cost prototypes and short runs
Like any manufacturing process, plastic injection molding has its pluses and minuses. On the plus side, millions of a particular part can be produced for a low cost per unit. On the minus side, upfront costs are high, making plastic injection molding a bad fit for prototypes and short runs. Fortunately, Shabri’s unique abilities and technology allow us to bridge the gap — benefiting both the client and the plastic injection molder.
Heavy upfront costs can be avoided
Setting up the mold for a plastic injection molding job requires a significant commitment in time and money. Design, testing and tooling requirements can take as long as a year and cost anywhere from $15,000 to $60,000. Because of those costs, plastic injection molding works best for mass production, which drastically reduces the cost per unit and justifies the initial expense.
A client needing a prototype or short-run part, upon learning the commitment involved with plastic injection molding, may pull out of a project. In such a case, the molding manufacturer can lose not only the potential profit of the job but also their initial design investment.
Additive manufacturing provides solution
Shabri can step in as a subcontractor and produce the part with additive manufacturing. The industrial standard of what is commonly called 3D printing, additive manufacturing provides an ideal method for low-volume production of highly individualized parts.
Shabri can produce the part or prototype in the short term without the time and expense of setting up a mold. Sales of the item can produce revenue to pay for a mold if the part proves to be a good candidate for mass production.
Meanwhile, the plastic injection molding manufacturer doesn’t lose the customer or its initial investment.
Quality products with a quick turnaround
At Shabri, we bring a unique approach to designing not only products but also processes. Our engineers have modified our additive manufacturing printers to produce parts of the highest quality and at the highest speed possible.
Using high-temperature engineering-grade materials, such as polyether etherketone (PEEK), we can operate our printers 24 hours a day and turn jobs around quickly.
Contact Shabri for more details on how we can partner with you on plastic injection molding projects.