Machining v. Molding

In many instances, injection molding isn’t the best or only choice for fabricating plastic components.

Plastic machining has many advantages worth considering.

  • Greatest design change flexibility
  • Greatest cost efficiency for smaller quantities
  • No parting lines, ejector marks, or flash
  • No draft angles required
  • Closest tolerances possible
  • Lowest component stress
  • Fastest turnaround time
  • Low or no tooling cost
  • Ease of producing features such as threads and undercuts