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Postby robotikus on Thu May 02, 2013 12:51 pm

Hi guys,

I had a meeting with new moldmaker today.
Showed him few parts we wanted to make and one of it is this plastic container (dimension: 80 x 60 x 25 cm or 31.5 x 23.6 x 9.8 inch).

I asked him to quickly estimate the price as my client needs it urgently.
After a quick calculation he estimated it would cost approx. $250k

Shocking.. Granted it has lots of ribs, i thought it was too much.
If a container costs that much, how much will a plastic pallet mold cost??

So.. How much is the most expensive mold u have ever made / quoted?
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby oldtool on Thu May 02, 2013 2:13 pm

$938,000 Front bumper for a Honda. What your talking about, a container, 1 cavity, 31.5 x 23.6 x 9.8 inch, with no lid, should only cost $103,000 (about).
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby robotikus on Fri May 03, 2013 6:43 am

$900k....
wow..
That's alot..

$100k+ probably sounds more reasonable.. :D
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby Yoda on Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:40 pm

Trying to quote a mold without seeing prints or the part is asinine. How many is "a lot of ribs"? Send me a print and I'll give you a real idea of what it should cost.
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby robotikus on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:24 am

Hey Yoda.
no drawing, unfortunately.
It's a crab / lobster trap.
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby Yoda on Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:13 am

I wouldn't even attempt building a mold without a part print and a mold design would certainly help. Both would save you money.


robotikus wrote:Hey Yoda.
no drawing, unfortunately.
It's a crab / lobster trap.
People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.

Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
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Re: Most expensive mold

Postby Tim_Aco on Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:26 am

you cant simply say a mold is cheap or expensive.
your part design,plastic material used,finish requirment,production volume are all the factors to affect the price.

where is your mold maker located?
you can send inquiry to some china mold makers and see how much they quote.
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