Plastic mold cost analysis
Initially Molds are rather expensive but they are a good investment for your company if there will be continuous batch orders.per month or per year. In this case part prices will be low and mold cost can be amortized.
In our company mold prices start at 1000 USD , still lower than European prices as material, overhead and blue and white collar costs are still lower in china.
To determine the mold price we need to know the design and structure of you part, besides, we wish to know the batch quantities per month and the estimated part or product life time.
The shape (and thus price) of the die is in fact partly determined by
The shape of the product
Mold price in short
typical ratio of cost are
• The typical ratio is:
Materials and standard parts proportion are 15% - 30% of total cost;
Processing cost and profits: 30% - 50%;
Designing cost: 10% - 15% of total cost;
Tryout: large and medium size molds can be controlled within 3%, small precision molds within 5%;
Packing and shipping costs: according to the actual calculation or by 3% of total cost;
• our injection molding factory offers also mud molding and stack molds