How much does it cost to open a set of moulds for custom silicone products?
When you make a custom silicone products, you need to make a set of moulds first, open a sample mould to make a sample, and then give the sample to the customer for confirmation, and then open a large mould for mass production after confirming that there are no problems. However, there are certain costs involved in making a mould, so many companies ask about the cost of moulds when making custom silicone products. What is the cost of sample mould opening based on?
First of all to open a set of silicone product moulds you need to provide 3D drawings or send the physical product over as a model, otherwise it is impossible to make a mould with a flat drawing alone. If you provide 3D drawings, you will be charged for 3D printing in addition to the cost of opening the mould. The normal cost will be charged according to the difficulty of the product.
There are two types of moulds for custom silicone products.
The first is the vulcanisation mould, which is a pressed mould, often used to make keys, or a layer of soft cushions below the keys. This type of mould is not expensive and is calculated according to the number of cavities in the mould, after pressing, each product is torn off by hand. The cost of the mould is around 3000~8000 RMB.
The second type of mould is the injection mould, LSR, which belongs to the liquid injection, the mould requires high processing accuracy, and the mould has to be insulated, and the heat insulation board has to be added between the templates. Gap and accuracy can not exceed 0.01mm. injection machine should also be modified accordingly, this kind of mould price is of course more expensive than the general injection mould.
How much does it cost to make a custom silicone products’ mould?
First of all, the production cost of a silicone mould is affected by the technology and materials used in the production of the mould. With the continuous development of the silicone mould production industry, the production technology within the industry is getting higher and higher, and the production process is further upgraded, which can help manufacturers save a lot of manpower and material resources, thus saving costs, so the price of silicone moulds will naturally become lower and lower. In addition, the supply and demand of related materials in the market also directly affects the mould opening price.
What is the cost of custom silicone products’ moulds?
In fact, the silicone mould opening price is not fixed, according to the size of the customer’s needs and the size of the product size accounting and material consumption and loss, plus the cost of labor technology calculation; also depends on the complexity of the mould, generally speaking, the more complex the mould charges are also higher; silicone products opening time is generally in 5-10 days; silicone products specific opening depends on the structure of silicone products, different structures of silicone products mould processing time are different.
From the above, we can see which factors are related to the cost of silicone product moulding. Therefore, in order to save costs, when we customise silicone products, we should determine the requirements of the product in all aspects in advance, and then provide it to an experienced manufacturer for accurate mould opening. Generally speaking, manufacturers have refunded mould fees for large customised quantities and long-term cooperation, as well as the benefit of free mould opening for long-term cooperation with manufacturers. So when we first choose to work with a manufacturer, we must choose a good manufacturer so that it is easier to work with in the long term and save some money.