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I want to make some toys (not adult) out of plastic. Do any of you have any suggestions on how to best mold single piece things in plastic.
Yeah - China seems the right place for that. Dont know if possible or kind of "cheap" .
Regardless of whether you will be making many or few, the real cost is in the fabrication of the molds.
I was going to make 2 piece molds out of clay, lube it up, cross fingers, repeat.
there are lots of different methods for making shit with plastic
injection moulding (including gas assisted), blow moulding, vac forming, extrusion, blow moulding (extrusion and intrusion), in-mould decoration, compression moulding, foam moulding, dip moulding, stereolithography etc etc.
have you any designs drafted up?
I'm making molds from a hand then putting model rocket engines in it. The first one I did from clay was hilarious. I want to make several out of plastic now.
Look up 3D printing
China would be perfect if you do not mine a little bit of arsenic, lead and mercury mixed into your plastic.