3D Printing Alternative to Injection Moulding

“70-90% SAVING IN PART COSTS”

HORIBA, UK

No Tooling Costs!

Easy design modifications

Batch production on demand

Are you still using injection moulding for all of your plastic parts?
Save yourself tens of thousands of pounds with additive manufacture.

3DPRINTUK is a UK leader in 3D printed batch production runs. Our in house SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) machines are ideally suited to producing low volume plastic parts, from a few duplicates to many thousands.

The PA2200 Nylon we use is both strong and accurate, as well as affordable, making it a perfect application for your batch production needs.

Had a quote for injection moulding?

See how it compares to additive manufacture. Watch our short video to guide you through how to use our graph.

Save £1000’s of pounds with additive manufacture vs injection moulding

Watch our video for a quick introduction on how to use our batch production graph and discover how Additive Manufacture can save you £1000’s of pounds on production of your parts.
X Dimension:   25mm
Y Dimension:   25mm
Z Dimension:   25mm
Quantity Required:   1000
Tool Cost (£):   
Injection Moulding Unit Cost:   £
 SLS Unit Cost¹:

£.

Mould Unit Cost²:

£.

SLS Could Save:

£.

¹ Price shown is our Economy turnaround
² Mould unit cost calculated as: (mould unit cost * quantity) + tool cost

Need a refundable test sample first?

No problem… We understand that you will want to test your part before committing to a production run and may not want to pay our minimum order (£40+vat). Once the full order goes ahead we will happily refund the cost of your sample. T&Cs apply.

Alternatively, if you’d like examples of our material and the finishes we offer, why not order our Sample Packs?

Price Break Discounts

50-plus-units
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What parts viable for 3D print production?

NOTE: As a general rule small is always better for 3D printed production runs

PART

INJECTION MOULD TOOLING COST

3D PRINT
COST

3D PRINT
VIABILITY (MAX)

NOTE: Small and complicated parts mean expensive tooling cost for injection moulding but not 3D printing

WIRING CLIP
Size(mm)
15 x 30 x15

HIGH
(Over £10,000)
+ cost per unit

LOW
80p per unit
(2 x 40p)

UP TO
20,000 UNITS

NOTE: Why not customise your parts with your company logo?

PCB ENCLOSURE
Size(mm)
40 x 40 x 10

MEDIUM
(£5,000)
+ cost per unit

LOW/MEDIUM
£2.50 per complete unit
(2 parts)

UP TO
2,000 UNITS

NOTE: Larger 3D prints can be expensive but you don’t have to commit to the high quantities associated with injection moulding

LINGO CASE
Size(mm)
100 x 212 x 57

MEDIUM
(Over £6,000)
+ cost per unit

HIGH
£128 per unit

UP TO
100 UNITS

Stay ahead of the game!
Join our clients who have already discovered the benefits of batch production runs with 3DPRINTUK

Vanacci Lockstone
Personal fashion tech wear

Omega Engineering
OES work in safety critical industries where quality is an absolute essential.

Bloc Blinds
Award winning manufacturers of high end blind systems

Special Offer: FREE CAD & Prototypes!

For batch production projects over £4K we will do the CAD work for FREE.*

*Terms and Conditions apply

More Information

Free Polishing – At 3DPRINTUK we offer a totally free of charge polishing service. This smooths the outer surface and can produce a near injection mould quality finish.

Carbon Black Dye – Why not add our super slick carbon black finish to your parts.

Fast Lead Times – Due to the lack of tooling, you don’t have to wait weeks or months for the mould tools to be designed – simply place your order and we’ll put it in the queue. Our current record is producing 6,500 parts in 24 hours.

Not based in the UK! No problem, we shipped worldwide and track all orders.