Custom Injection Molding Design & Manufacturing
We offer substantial savings on money and time.
Let us help you bring your plastic injection molding services back to the United States.
Pioneer's plastic injection molding process was created with simplification in mind. We believe every product should offer a user-friendly, intuitive design that can be carefully and professionally assembled with our streamlined cost-cutting process.
Our in-house tooling and design experts work with you to create custom plastic parts that will help increase efficiency in production and streamline operations across the board. We handle complex part design with quality and precision, significantly lowering your labor costs, and saving you time and money.
For more than 35 years, we’ve been experts in understanding the complexities of various client needs.
We Design It
We work through design and details to simplify your plastic product, always thinking about the end use for when it comes time to assemble.
We Mold It
Our in-house rapid prototyping, custom plastic injection mold design, mold making, and production of tools give your company the ability to transform your project from concept to reality.
We Ship It
Pioneer is the industry leader for plastic product distribution and shipping. We ship your finalized product directly to you, your consumers, or your retail partners.
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Plastic part design is our specialty. We can take your idea from a thought to a finished part in a very short amount of time.
Pioneer has numerous clients that have been with us 20+ years, some over 30 years.
We place a high demand on client retention. We understand how difficult customers are to find within the injection molding industry, and how important they are to keep. We strive to go above what's required to make sure our clients know we value their business.
Custom Plastic Injection Molding: Your Questions Answered
How do you know if injection molding is the right process for a product?
There are several ways to manufacture a plastic part. Understanding and knowing the part design, the end function of the part, the quantity needed, and the target part cost will help determine if injection molding is right for you.
How long does it take to build a new mold?
Depending on the complexity of the part, the number of cavities, parts in the mold, and the size of the mold, it can take anywhere from 2 to 26 weeks to build a new mold.
Will the molds for my part be maintained between production runs?
Yes, all molds at Pioneer Plastics are on a PM (preventive maintenance) schedule.
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The Advantages of Custom Injection Molding:
Plastic Parts Strength & Stability
The injection molding process offers numerous ways to ensure parts are strong and durable. Wall thickness, ribs (for support), and plastic resin selection are just a few mechanical characteristics that support product strength.
Thicker walls are more expensive due to longer plastic injection cycle times and more material but can provide a very durable part. Ribs in key areas can give extra durability where needed and not have the cost issues of thicker walls.
Parts made from engineering-grade resins are able to withstand extreme temperatures, friction, and corrosion. This makes them much more durable than commodity-grade resins, which are typically used in consumer products like packaging.
Products that are injection molded tend to last longer due to their quality and strength which reduces the number of molded parts that get thrown away over time.
The injection molding process doesn’t waste materials. When a broken or unusable part is produced, it can be remelted and reused in another mold cavity.
Complex Machining Capabilities
A skilled tool and die craftsman uses lathes, mills, or CNC machining to create the plastic mold. A variety of sizes, colors, shapes, and finishes can be created with our injection molding machine.
Molding services like insert molding are used to inject resins over another material. An example of this is threaded fasteners that have metal in the center and a plastic shell. Overmolding is most commonly used to enhance the appearance or function of a part, like adding a softer layer of resin to the handle of a part.
It can be used for assembly and decoration, as well. If pieces need to be labeled or decorated, in-mold labeling may be used. Connectivity techniques like heat staking and ultrasonic welding can be used to join two or more parts together.
It is important to pick a partner that handles the entire process – from design to actual injection molding. This is much more cost-effective because the process is handled by one manufacturer from design to distribution.
Injection molding can handle large scale production without compromising quality or adding manufacturing costs. If you’ll be producing a large volume of your part in every run, injection molding will be a cost-effective option.
Flexibility in Design
All of the needs mentioned above can be solved with good design and engineering. Pioneer Plastics has over 200 years of injection molding company experience in our design team – we know what makes a good part based on what your needs are.
Before the mold is created, we can create a prototype of the part using our 3D-printer. This allows you to experiment with the product and make any necessary adjustments before the mold is built.