Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Low cost per part on medium to large production runs
  • Consistency across the full production run
  • Quality control
  • Complex and precision detail
  • Large choice of material options

Disadvantages

  • Higher price per part on small production runs
  • Higher initial costs for moulds and set up processes
  • Fixed designs
  • Weight/thickness/size limitations
  • Simple profile details can cause complex tooling issues
  • Material shrinkage
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