Every project is different, and the below figures can depend on the complexity of the component, the material used (such as speciality materials), if other processes are required (assembly, painting, chroming, etc), and the number of impressions in the tools and the tool material.
Another thing to note, when picking a supplier, is the experience of the process. A new injection moulding project from concept to full production takes around 6 months.
The tooling costs include,
- Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design Support
- Project management for tool manufacture
- Trialling, shipping of tooling and the material required for trialling
- And the knowledge to manufacture quality tools and components for your project