Our in-house tool shop plays a crucial role in delivering the precise and custom work necessary for your highly specialized products. With our advanced capabilities and skilled technicians, we ensure the utmost quality and precision in every aspect of your project.
Count on us to meet your custom needs and exceed your expectations with our comprehensive tooling solutions.
IN-HOUSE TOOLING DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND MAINTENANCE
Expert mold builders and machinists at your service
- Class 101 – 105 Molds
- Class I – III Unit Inserts
- Diamond, Paper, Stone, and Dry Blasted Finishes
- Extensive tool shop equipment, including wire-cutting, die-sinking, and hole-drilling EDM machines
- CNC milling, 3-axis mill, jig bore, lathe, surface grinder, hone, TIG, and saw machines
When off the shelf isn't good enough, rely on us for custom tooling solutions
Houston Plastic Products delivers, every time.
Nothing less than a customized solution will do. When you need exceptional quality control, DFM expertise, new molds from 3D CAD files or part drawings, and secure storage for your custom molds, Houston Plastic Products delivers.
Our extensive in-house fabrication capabilities ensure quick, on-site service and maintenance. Save time, save money, and get the perfect tool to get your project done right.
“Our long relationship with Houston Plastic Products is built on trust. Two generations of family leadership have shown us that their word is all we need. We look forward to growing with them in the future.”
VP of a Medical Device Company
Frequently Asked Questions
The average tooling costs for injection mold tooling can vary significantly depending on factors like complexity, size, material, and the number of cavities in the mold. Generally, tooling costs can range from a few thousand dollars for simple molds to tens of thousands for more complex molds. For highly specialized or large-scale projects, tooling costs can be much higher. It’s essential to discuss your specific requirements with our team to get an accurate estimate tailored to your project needs. At Houston Plastic Products, we can custom mold your vision.
At Houston Plastic Products, we require at least a part drawing, preferably in CAD/3D files, to kick-start the process. Providing crucial details like tolerances, material specifications, and the desired production unit quantity is essential for seamless collaboration. For optimal results, sharing samples of parts, alternative material choices, quality specifications, and packaging preferences ensures precision in tooling. Trust our expertise and experience in Design for Manufacturing (DFM) as we are committed to delivering tailored tooling solutions that guarantee excellence for your project.
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The benefits of custom tooling and injection mold design are vast. Custom molds precisely match product specifications, ensuring superior quality, efficiency, and consistency. They offer design flexibility for intricate parts, giving a competitive edge. Optimizing production costs, reducing waste, and faster time-to-market are additional advantages.
Custom tooling enhances product performance, leading to increased customer satisfaction. At Houston Plastic Products, our in-house injection mold design experts and custom tooling capabilities allow us to build, maintain, and store molds on-site, saving time and money while guaranteeing quality.
Design for manufacturability (DFM) is a pivotal approach in product development, carefully considering manufacturing constraints during design. It yields streamlined production, reduced redesign costs, and accelerated time-to-market. Emphasizing DFM ensures efficient manufacturing and superior product quality.
Partnering with Houston Plastic Products guarantees an in-depth project analysis, meticulous attention to detail, and proactive problem-solving throughout the DFM process. Our expertise in optimizing designs for manufacturability ensures successful product launches that exceed customer expectations.