What is the cost of mould making?

Post by Ace Lu 2017.04.12

Many customer confuse for China mould makers' Offer. There are a hundred price in a hundred China mould makers offer. What is the real cost of mould making?

To clear it well, we should consider the cost factors for mould making. Here we look at three main factors: Part Structure, Mold Require and Factory.

1. What is the part structure?

The part structure define how to make the mould. Is it mould complex or not? Is it need to make lifter, insert or slider for mould release. Is it ok to use hydro-cylinder instead of slider? As we know,undercut and unscrewing of the part will make mould complex and difficult to building. It will take much more cost.

2. What is the part feature and require?

Is it corrosively? Such as PVC or POM, it require corrosion resistance steel, like 420S, 1.2083 or S136 etc. Is it need to plating zinc?

Is it high polishing? Is it clear part? What is the annul quantity? It will define the steel section too.

3. What is the mould type?

As we know, cold runner is cheap than hot runner, two plate is cheaper than three plate, production mould is expensive than prototype mould, two shot is expensive than over mould etc. How many cavity? 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16. More cavities of course takes more cost.

4. What is the mould maker location, size and special?

The size and location of mould maker offer different price. As the labor cost and company expect profit is different. The mould maker which in first-tier cities, could offer quality mould but much more price.

Many mouldmaker fucus on special mould making, like precision mould, such as connecter. Other for large mould, like housing wash machine. There are lots of mould maker make normal mould. So if you make special part, just find out mould maker who make mould for special part.

5. The formula of mould quote.

The cost of mould making formula is

COST=15-30% mould material+35-50% processing+10-15% design+ 5-10% other

Pls remember it is just for reference.

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