bottle cap injection mould cost

Bottle cap injection moulding cost: An affordable solution for your business

Cap injection molding is an efficient manufacturing process for producing plastic caps. If you are interested in the process of producing plastic bottle caps and cap injection molding, but don’t know how much it costs? YuanCheng Mold will give you the answer.
In this blog post, we will introduce you to the potential factors that affect the costs associated with injection molding of caps: from cap mold making to molding.

How much does bottle cap injection moulding cost?

Figure 1 Bottle Cap Injection Moulding Cost

Bottle Cap Injection Moulding Cost

Things to consider in determining the bottle cap injection moulding cost

At YuanCheng Mold, the cost of bottle cap injection moulding is divided into two parts. One part is the cost of manufacturing the bottle cap mould and the other part is the cost of plastic injection moulding.

The cost of the bottle cap mould

The average price of a bottle cap mould ranges from US$3,000 to US$50,000. This depends mainly on a number of factors.

The size of the cap mould

The larger your cap mould is designed to be, the higher the corresponding cost.

The number of cavities in the cap mould

Generally, the more cavities your cap mould has, the more it will cost. At YuanCheng Mold, we offer 8, 16, 32, 48, 64 and 96 cavities for your bottle cap moulds.

Types of plastics used in bottle cap moulds

Generally, we would recommend HDPE and PP to our cap mould users. Both of these materials are in high demand in the market for their applications. Of course, if you have a need for other plastics for your caps, we can also offer the manufacture of customised cap moulds. But the cost will be slightly higher.

Cost of bottle cap injection moulding

The average price of bottle cap injection moulding ranges from US$10,000 – US$100,000. It depends largely on the size of your cap production, the type of plastic used, the plastic moulder you are looking for and other factors.

Figure 2 Material Cost

8 common factors affecting bottle cap injection moulding costs

Everything from the design of the cap mould to the materials used and everything in between will affect the price of bottle cap injection moulding. Here we will discuss 8 common factors that affect the cost of injection moulding for bottle caps.

1: The complexity of the bottle cap mould design

The complexity of a mould design has a significant impact on its cost. Complex shapes or intricate details may require more time and effort in the moulding process, resulting in higher costs. It is important to consider this factor when designing parts and to look for ways to simplify without sacrificing performance.

2: Mould size

The size of the mould also affects its cost, as larger parts usually take longer to manufacture than smaller parts.

3: Material selection

When choosing materials for your mould, consider both strength and weight requirements as well as aesthetics.

4: Quantity

When injection moulding caps, quantity is often key. If you need to produce a large number of caps, then you can get a better price per unit than if you only produce a few hundred caps.

5: Mould costs

Figure 4 CNC Machining

Cap moulds are usually made from steel or aluminium and are machined precisely to give the correct shape and size of the cap. Once bottle cap moulds have this been manufactured they can be used over and over again. The cost of the tooling is a one-off cost.

5: Production time

The cycle time of an injection moulding machine is determined by the number of cavities per mould, cooling time and other factors. So any increase in production time due to these factors will also add additional costs to each batch.

Figure 3 Labor Cost

This method is typically used for small, simple molds that have a few cavities. The mold is machined from a block of metal using computer-controlled machines. This method is generally less expensive than other methods but can be quite time-consuming.

7: Process optimisation and automation

Process optimisation and automation technologies, such as robotics and automated processes, reduce labour input and help to significantly reduce overall production costs.

Figure 5 EDM

8: Temperature control

Finally, temperature control is essential at all stages of the cap injection moulding process. It has a very important impact on the quality of the final bottle cap. Accurate control of temperature helps to ensure consistency from batch to batch of caps, which further adds to the cost savings.

Figure 7 Bottle Cap Injection Moulding

Bottle Cap Injection Moulding Cost-YuanCheng Mold

Bottle cap injection moulding is a complex process with many variables affecting its total cost. Understanding each of these variables can help you keep your cap prices competitive, while still producing high quality caps, and YuanCheng Mold gives you full consideration of each factor to increase the benefits of your next cap injection molding project.

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