How to Reduce Injection Molding Costs

  • Date:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Webinar Overview

When ordering molded parts, you typically want the lowest piece-part possible. The simple solution is to order more parts. But what if your molding project only calls for a handful of parts? In today’s competitive market, optimizing design and leveraging molding options are key to reducing overall molding expenses. In our presentation we will address a variety of ways to stretch your manufacturing dollar.

Learn more about:

  • Eliminating undercuts and unnecessary features that increase cost
  • Incorporating a core-cavity approach
  • Considerations for surface finishes
  • Designing self-mating parts
  • Modifying and reusing molds
  • Using moldability analysis to improve part design
  • Leveraging multi-cavity/family tooling to reduce piece-part price
  • Prototyping vs. on-demand manufacturing options for molding


Michael Adams
Sr. Applications Engineer

Mike Adams has been an applications engineer at Protolabs since 2016. He specializes in CNC machining and injection molding, including insert molding and overmolding. Adams has designed plastic parts and molds for nearly 30 years with experience including rotational molding, blowmolding, thermoforming, extrusion, and long-fiber composite pultrusion. He also has expertise in additive manufacturing and with various materials like high-performance thermoplastics and sheet metal.