Plastic Injection Moulds

Four Star Tooling can manufacture plastic injection moulds to suit budget, order volume and schedule.

Why Four Star Tooling?

Four Star Tooling has been manufacturing award winning plastic injection moulds capable of producing more than 1,000,000 tool cycles since 1986.

We have the delight in servicing Australia’s manufacturing industries, creating tools capable of manufacturing with a wide variety of plastics.

Prototype Aluminum Tools

Low volume aluminum tools capable of producing up to 500 tool cycles, perfect for prototypes or low volume production use.

P20 Steel Tools

Medium volume up to 1,000,000 tool cycle volume. Ideal for most production uses and a wide variety of plastics.

hardened H13 steel production tooling

High volume through, greater than 1,00,000 tool cycle volume. Perfect for parts requiring continuous production.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is a plastic injection moulding tool?
    A plastic injection moulding tool is a tool into which a variety of plastic materials can be injected, to create a many types of parts, such as automotive components, toys, combs, packaging, storage containers, medical devices, and most plastic products. Four Star Tooling has a highly experienced team of designers and toolmakers to help bring your product designs to realisation.
  • How long does a plastic injection mould take to manufacture?
    Four Star Tooling endeavours to be as efficient as possible to help bring your product designs to production readiness in as little time as possible. Plastic injection moulds can be very simple, or highly complex. Depending upon the complexity of your product design, the manufacturing process could take as little as a few weeks, or as long as a few months.
  • What finish can a plastic injection mould produce?
    Four Star Tooling can apply a variety of surface finishes to your plastic injection moulds, depending upon material selection, from highly polished gloss finishes all the way through to leather and wood grain textures.
  • What is a prototype plastic injection mould?
    Four Star tooling can manufacture prototype injection moulds for you to test and evaluate your product designs before committing to production moulding tools. Prototype injection moulds are designed to be as inexpensive as possible, often made from low cost aluminium and requiring manual operation to complete the moulding process rather than more expensive fully automated injection moulds.
  • How much does it cost to have a plastic injection mould manufactured?
    Four Star Tooling endeavours to be as efficient as possible to help bring your product designs to production efficiently as possible. As mentioned above, plastic injection moulds can be very simple, or highly complex. Depending upon the complexity of your product design, the cost could be as little as a few hundred dollars, ranging to many thousands of dollars. Four Star tooling is happy to provide a quotation based upon your injection moulding tool requirements.
  • How long does a plastic injection mould last?
    Four Star tooling can manufacture your injection moulding tool to suit your product life cycle needs, ranging from short run parts of a few hundred parts to high volumes of many millions of parts over many years.
  • What material are plastic injection moulds made from?
    Four Star tooling can manufacture your injection moulding tool from a range of materials to suit your product life cycle needs. Short run parts can have injection moulding tools made from Aluminium, medium volume parts from various grades of moulding steel and high volume parts from high end hardened tool steels for durability and long lifespan.

Steps

1

DESIGN

We design the mould to manufacture your part. Our expert team can answer any questions you may have, and provide DFM feedback on your part design.
2

PROTOTYPE

If required Four Star Tooling can manufacture you a low cost prototype tool to confirm satisfactory design.
3

MOULD CONSTRUCTION

Once the final tool design has been signed off, we will commence production of your mould.
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