Rapid Mold

Need a mold with 1/3 of the normal leading time, half of the cost? That is what we call Rapid Mold.

If you have a plastic product design, you like to release it to the market as soon as possible, but you don’t know how the market is going to react, and there is a chance the design will be amended later. 3D printing does not deliver the right precision, material, or outlook. You need a mold that is quick and cheap but does not expect a significant product quantity. That is where rapid mold fits in.

Rapid Mold



Heavily depending on the plastic type and the size of the part, typically +/- 0.15mm or +/-0.006 inch


Most of the thermal plastic, ABS, HDPE, PE, PC, PMMA, PA6, PA66, POM, PBT, PET, PVC TPU, TPE, Silicone Rubber… Learn More >

Tooling Leading Time

Typically 7~12 days.

Mold Life Cycle

Typically 10,000~30,000

Mold Core

Carbon Steel or Mold Steel

General Workflow of Tooling

Injection mold, rapid mold and casting mold


Stp File && Information Sent

material color
mold life cycle
mold surface
first lot quantity tolerance




Customer place an order


We send detail DFM

partial line, push pin, slider, shrinkage mark position, cavity and core.


Make the mold

Making mold upon Customer’s feedback on DFM


T0 (first time test molding) Make the mold

T0 (first test of mold) & Adjusting mold


T1 (second test molding)

T1 (second test of mold) and provide product samples to customer.


Check before acceptance

Production after Customer confirm samples

Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns my injection molding mold?

You own the mold. You can export the mold anywhere you like to. But different country has different regulation of importing molds. Also Molds are heavy, transport could be costly. If you plan to export the molds you ordered, please let us know before ordering.

How long do you keep my mold?

We keep your mold in our facility for at least 3 years. After 3 years, if no further production are done, we will send you a email of how to deal with the molds.

Do you manufacture molds for other processes than injection and casting?

Yes, we manufacture molds for rubber making, plastic blowing processes too.

Can casting Aluminum apply anodizing surface treatment?

We don’t suggest apply anodizing to casting Aluminum. The high Si content of casting Aluminium cause problems in anodizing. The oxide layer peels off and there will be spots. Suggest using paint or plating to casting Aluminium products.

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