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Model 150A plastic injection machine

 

Bench Model 150A Injection Molder

Purchase includes: MODEL 150A injection molding machine, heater, digital temperature controller, clamping vise, protective gloves, safety glasses, and instruction manual.

[90 day limited warranty]

PIM-MODEL-150A
Bench Model Injection Machine

$1,800


Blank Mold

 

Custom Mold Designs

If you need a custom mold and do not have access to machining or CNC equipment:

Contact   WWW.BENCHTOPMOLDS.COM  

Or contact   WWW.HOBBYMOLDS.COM  

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

 
Model 150A Spare plastic injection barrel

 

Spare Barrel Assembly

If you are changing thermoplastic materials often, you can avoid the need to purge the previous material by simply swapping the barrel assembly.

The spare barrel assembly contains the main barrel plus the internal torpedo spreader and the nozzle. The entire barrel assembly can be swapped by removing the heat shield, loosening the band heater, then removing the C-clip.

BARREL-ASSY
Spare Barrel Assembly

$250


Plastic Injection molding machine quick release Toggle Clamp

 

Quick Release Toggle Clamp

For faster production, you can use this quick-release toggle clamp to hold the mold instead of a manual vise.

The adjustable mold stop and the toggle clamp will speed up the entire molding process. You can see this accessory in action by going to the VIDEOS section of the Model 150A page.

TOGGLE-CLAMP
Quick Release Toggle Clamp

$175


Blank Mold

 

Large Blank Aluminum Mold

If you have access to machining or CNC equipment, you can start with this blank mold and add your own cavity.

Outside Dimensions: 4.0"W x 3.0"H x 2.0"D and includes steel alignment pins.

MOLD-BLANK-LG
Large Aluminum Mold Blank

$95


Epoxy Mold Frame


Click for  INSTRUCTIONS  on making epoxy molds.

 

Aluminum Frame for Epoxy Molds

This is an aluminum frame with an inside cavity where you can pour in epoxy to make your own mold. The frame has two steel pins and holes to keep the two halves exactly aligned with each other. Once the epoxy mold is cured in the frame, it can be removed in order to use the frame to make additional epoxy molds.

Outside Dimensions: 4.0"W x 3.0"H x 1.5"D
Inside Cavity Dimensions: 3.0"W x 2.0"H x 1.0"D

MOLD-FRAME
Frame for Epoxy Molds

$95


Large Epoxy Mold Frame


Click for  INSTRUCTIONS  on making epoxy molds.

 

LARGE Aluminum Frame for Epoxy Molds

This is a larger size aluminum frame with an inside cavity where you can pour in epoxy to make your own mold. The frame has two steel pins and holes to keep the two halves exactly aligned with each other. Once the epoxy mold is cured in the frame, it can be removed in order to use the frame to make additional epoxy molds.

Outside Dimensions: 5.0"W x 4.0"H x 2.0"D
Inside Cavity Dimensions: 3.8"W x 2.8"H x 1.5"D

LARGE-FRAME
Large Frame for Epoxy Molds

$125


Puzzle Mold

 

Puzzle Piece Mold

This mold allows you to create fun puzzle piece parts.   Four of the puzzle pieces can be interlocked together.   The molded pieces have a round cavity on the back where you can glue a small magnet to turn them into refrigerator magnets.

Great for trying different colors and materials!
Click on the photo for a close-up view.

MOLD-PUZZLE
Puzzle Piece Mold

$65


Frog Lure Mold Frog Lure Mold

 

Frog Lure Mold

Use the frog from this mold as a fishing lure or just as a prank to scare your brother or sister!   Looks great when molded with our green polypropylene pellets.   Or to get a soft flexible frog use our TPE pellets.

The shape of the feet gives the frog realistic swimming action in water.   Add colors or glitter to make it irresistible to the fish.   Perfect for catching Bass!

Click on the photos for close-up views.

MOLD-FROG
Frog Lure Mold

$65


Lizard Lure Mold

 

Lizard Lure Mold

Use the dual lizards from this mold as fishing lures or just for fun!   Looks great when molded with our green polypropylene pellets.   Or to get soft flexible lizards use our TPE pellets.

Click on the photos for close-up views.

MOLD-LIZARD
Lizard Lure Mold

$65


Cable Winder Mold Cable Winder

 

Cable Winder Mold

No more tangled headphone cords! Make your own bone fish earphone cord cable winders with this mold.   Works with headphone cords or mouse cords. iPhone, iPad, iPod, mp3 players, etc.   Keep your cables tangle-free and just the right length.

Click on the photos for close-up views.

MOLD-BONEFISH
Cable Winder Mold

$65


Keychain Heart Mold

 

Keychain Heart Mold

Put this heart on you keychain to remind you of friends, lover, family or children.  

Makes a fun gift or decoration.

Click on the photos for close-up views.

MOLD-HEART
Keychain Heart Mold

$65


Seahorse Mold

 

Seahorse Mold

A Seahorse invokes images of ocean advantures!   Looks great when molded with our tan polyethylene pellets.  

Fun toy for kids or makes an attractive pendant.

Click on the photos for close-up views.

MOLD-SEAHORSE
Seahorse Mold

$65


Poker Chip Mold

 

Game/Poker Chip Mold

Make your own gaming chips with this detailed mold.   Perfect tokens for Bingo, Poker or other fun play. Use diffent colors for various denominations.

This mold works great with any of our polypropylene materials.   Or use our soft TPE materials to make Quiet Chips.

Click on the photo for a close-up view.

MOLD-CHIP
Poker Chip Mold

$85


Shad Lure Mold Shad Lure

 

Shad Lure Mold

The shad fishing lure is designed to mimic the swimming motion and profile of the shad.   You can color the molded shad lure to match actual shad colors.   The shad lure can be molded with a hard plastic like polypropylene or LDPE.

Or it can be molded using a soft TPE material to give it a real feel when the fish grab.   Add colors, eyes or glitter to make it irresistible to the fish.   Perfect for catching Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye!

Click on the photos for close-up views.

MOLD-SHAD
Shad Lure Mold

$65


Manual

 

24-Page Instruction Manual

This detailed instruction manual is included with the purchase of the PIM-MODEL-150A.   However, here you can purchase just the instruction manual separately.  

PIM-MAN150
Instruction Manual for
PIM-MODEL-150A

$9


500 cc BOTTLES

PLASTIC PELLETS

Multiple Bottles Sample Bottle

We are offering limited quantites of a variety of thermoplastic pellets. You may want to try various plastics to determine the best type of material for your needs. If you plan to  

All pellets offered below have been tested with the Model 150A injector.

The pellets are sold by volume and are packaged in a 500 cc (16 oz) bottle.

NOTE: We cannot provide MSDS sheets for these materials and some settling of contents may occur during shipping.

The molding temperatures listed for each material are only recommended starting temperatures. Details about optimizing molding temperatures are included in the operations manual.

POLYPROPYLENE (PP)

FEATURES

Polypropylene is a common thermoplastic resin typically used for injection molding applications. PP offers a good balance of properties and cost, uncommon to most other thermoplastics. PP provides outstanding physical, chemical, mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties not found in any other thermoplastic.

  • High Strength
  • High chemical resistance
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Machinable
  • Excellent electrical properties


Brown Polypropylene Pellets


Brown Polypropylene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 400 deg F.


This brown polypropylene (PP) has a melt-flow value of 30 and is very easy to inject.   The mold will need slight pre-heating for best results.   This is a good all-around general purpose material.

PPBRN-500CC
Brown Polypropylene Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Black Polypropylene Pellets


Black Polypropylene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 375 deg F.


This black polypropylene (PP) has a melt-flow value of 30 and is very easy to inject.   The mold will need slight pre-heating for best results.   This is a good all-around general purpose material.

PPBLK-500CC
Black Polypropylene Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Natural Polypropylene Pellets


Natural Polypropylene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 380 deg F.


These are natural (uncolored) polypropylene (PP) pellets.   The molded items will be translucent (not transparent).   This material is fairly easy to inject and the mold will need some pre-heating for best results.   This is a good all-around general purpose material.

PPNAT-500CC
Natural Polypropylene Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Gray Polypropylene Pellets


Gray Polypropylene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 390 deg F.


This gray polypropylene (PP) material is perfect for giving some color variety to your parts.   It is fairly easy to inject and the mold will need slight pre-heating for best results.   This is a good all-around general purpose material.

PPGRY-500CC
Gray Polypropylene Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Burgundy Polypropylene Pellets


Burgundy Polypropylene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 390 deg F.


This burgundy polypropylene (PP) material is perfect for giving a deep red color to your parts.   It is fairly easy to inject and the mold will need slight pre-heating for best results.   This is a good all-around general purpose material.

PPBUR-500CC
Burgundy Polypropylene Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Yellow Polypropylene Pellets


Yellow Polypropylene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 415 deg F.


This yellow polypropylene (PP) material has 20% calcium filler that adds toughness.   It is fairly easy to inject and the mold will need slight pre-heating for best results.   This is a good all-around general purpose material.

PPYEL-500CC
Yellow Polypropylene Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Coral Polypropylene Pellets


Coral Polypropylene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 370 deg F.


This coral polypropylene (PP) is listed as a colorant for Polypropylene. Molded parts have similar properties to Polypropylene. .   It is fairly easy to inject and the mold will need slight pre-heating for best results.   This is a good all-around general purpose material.

PPCORAL-500CC
Coral Polypropylene (500 cc bottle)
$10



Tan Polypropylene Pellets


Tan Polypropylene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 370 deg F.


This Tan polypropylene (PP) is listed as a colorant for Polypropylene. Molded parts have similar properties to Polypropylene. .   It is fairly easy to inject and the mold will need slight pre-heating for best results.   This is a good all-around general purpose material.

PPTAN-500CC
Tan Polypropylene (500 cc bottle)
$10



Pink Polypropylene Pellets


Pink Polypropylene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 370 deg F.


This pink polypropylene (PP) is listed as a colorant for Polypropylene. Molded parts have similar properties to Polypropylene. .   It is fairly easy to inject and the mold will need slight pre-heating for best results.   This is a good all-around general purpose material.

PPPINK-500CC
Pink Polypropylene (500 cc bottle)
$10


POLYETHYLENE (PE)

FEATURES

POLYETHYLENE is widely used for manufacturing various containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, plastic bags for computer components, and various molded laboratory equipment. It is translucent to opaque, virtually unbreakable, and very flexible.

  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Solvent-resistant
  • High flexibility
  • Lightweight
  • Machinable


Natural Color LDPE Pellets


Natural LDPE Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 420 deg F.


Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is often used to purge other materials from the machine, but can also be used to mold finished parts.   The pressure needed to inject this LDPE into the mold cavity is a bit higher than some of the other materials listed.

LDPENAT-500CC
Natural LDPE Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Royal Blue LDPE Pellets


Royal Blue LDPE Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 430 deg F.


This is Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) with a bright blue color.   After injection the parts appear to have a nice shiny surface.   This plastic is easy to inject and produces nice looking parts.

LDPEBLU-500CC
Royal Blue LDPE Pellets
$10



Light Blue LDPE Pellets


Light Blue LDPE Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 430 deg F.


This is Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) with a light blue color.   After injection the parts appear to have a nice shiny surface.   This plastic is easy to inject and produces nice looking parts.

LDPELTBLU-500CC
Light Blue LDPE Pellets
$10



Tan Polyethylene Pellets


Tan Polyethyene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 375 deg F.


Polyethylene (PE) is a very common plastic, fairly easy to inject and the finished parts are slightly flexible.   The color of these pellets is best described as tan, but after injection the parts appear to have a somewhat gold color.

PETAN-500CC
Tan Polyethylene Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$12



White Polyethylene Pellets


White Polyethyene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 370 deg F.


This material is listed as a colorant for Polyethylene (PE). Molded parts have similar properties to Polyethylene.   These pellets are a brilliant white in color, and after injection the parts appear to have a somewhat shiny surface.

PEWHT-500CC
White Polyethylene Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$12



Blue Polyethylene Pellets


Blue Polyethyene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 365 deg F.


This material is listed as a colorant for Polyethylene (PE). Molded parts have similar properties to Polyethylene, but it injects at a much lower temperature (275 deg F).   These pellets are bright blue in color, and after injection the parts appear to have a somewhat shiny surface.

PEBLU-500CC
Blue Polyethylene Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$12


Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

FEATURES

ABS is often used to make light, rigid, molded products such as piping, musical instruments (plastic clarinets), golf club heads (used for its good shock absorbance), automotive body parts, wheel covers, enclosures, protective head gear, and toys including LEGO bricks.

  • Very high impact strength
  • Tough, hard and rigid
  • Electroplatable
  • Dimensional stability
  • Poor solvent resistance


Black ABS Pellets


Black ABS pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 440 deg F.


This material is Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS).   ABS is a very common thermoplastic. It is tough and rigid and has good chemical resistance and dimensional stability.   This ABS has a fairly high Melt Flow Index which helps it flow better in our machines.   The color is black.  

ABSBLK-500CC
Black ABS Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Natural Color ABS Pellets


Natural ABS pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 440 deg F.


This material is ABS.   ABS is a very common thermoplastic. It has good chemical resistance and dimensional stability.   This ABS has a high Melt Flow Index which helps it flow better in our machines.   The color is natural.  

ABSNAT-500CC
Natural ABS Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Almond Color ABS Pellets


Almond ABS pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 440 deg F.


This material is ABS.   ABS is a very common thermoplastic. It has good chemical resistance and dimensional stability.   This ABS has a fairly high Melt Flow Index which helps it flow better in our machines.   The color is almond which appears as a pale tan.  

ABSALMD-500CC
Almond ABS Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Glitter Red ABS Pellets


Red ABS pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 430 deg F.


This material is ABS.   ABS is a very common rigid thermoplastic. It has good chemical resistance and dimensional stability.   This ABS has a high Melt Flow Index (MFI) which helps it flow better in our machines.   The color is RED and it contains GLITTER sparkle flakes. The glitter creates interesting looking parts.  

ABSRED-500CC
Glitter Red ABS Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Bone White ABS Pellets


Bone White ABS pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 440 deg F.


This material is ABS.   ABS is a very common rigid thermoplastic. It has good chemical resistance and dimensional stability.   This ABS has a high Melt Flow Index (MFI) which helps it flow better in our machines.   The color is WHITE but it has a slight tint of GREY. We are calling the color - Bone White.  

ABSBWHT-500CC
Bone White ABS Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10


ELASTOMERS (TPE)(TPO)(TPV)

FEATURES

TPO/TPE/TPVs can be over-molded onto substrates made from Polypropylene (PP), Nylon (PA), Polycarbonate (PC), Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), PC/ABS alloys, and metals. Or they can be used to mold "rubber-like" parts.

  • Recyclable
  • Flexible
  • Lightweight


Black TPE Material


Black TPE Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 380 deg F.


This material is a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE).   TPE's show advantages of both rubbery materials and plastic materials. Molded parts are flexible and have a soft rubbery feel.   This material is very easy to inject and the mold requires little or no pre-heating.   Perfect material for beginners.

TPEBLK-500CC
Black TPE Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Brown TPE Material


Brown TPE Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 410 deg F.


This material is a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE).   TPE's show advantages of both rubber materials and plastic materials. Molded parts are flexible and have a soft rubbery feel.   This material is very easy to inject and the mold requires little or no pre-heating. It is more flexible than our TPE Black material.   Perfect material for beginners.

TPEBRN-500CC
Brown TPE Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



White TPE Material


White TPE Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 430 deg F.


This material is a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE).   TPE's show advantages of both rubber materials and plastic materials. Molded parts are flexible and have a soft rubbery feel.   This material is very easy to inject and the mold requires little or no pre-heating. The color is slightly off-white (ivory).   Perfect material for beginners. It is rated Shore A 65.

TPEWHT-500CC
White TPE Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$15



Black TPO Pellets


Black TPO Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 410 deg F.


This material is a thermoplastic polyolefin elastomer (TPO) resin.   TPO's have an excellent balance of properties and processability. They are UV-stabilized and are paintable.   This material was designed for use in multiple automotive exterior applications.   It is fairly easy to inject and creates nice durable parts.

TPOBLK-500CC
Black TPO Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Natural Santoprene Pellets


Natural Santoprene Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 400 deg F.


This Santoprene material is a thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV).   Santoprene shows advantages of both rubber materials and plastic materials. Molded parts are flexible and have a soft rubbery feel.   This material is very easy to inject and the mold requires little or no pre-heating. The color is slightly off-white (ivory).   Perfect material for beginners. It is rated Shore A 63.

SANNAT-500CC
Natural Santoprene™ Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$12



Brown EVA Pellets


Brown EVA Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 310 deg F.


This material is Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). EVA's show properties of both rubbery materials and plastic materials.   Molded parts are flexible and have a soft rubbery feel. This material is very easy to inject and the mold requires no pre-heating.

EVABRN-500CC
Brown EVA Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10



Gray Co-Polyester Pellets


Gray Co-Polyester (COPE) Pellets


Suggested molding temperature is: 430 deg F.


This material is a polyester based elastomer. Co-polyesters, commonly known as COPE, combine the performance characteristics of elastomers with the processing features of thermoplastics.   Copolyesters are typically used in automotive applications including airbag covers and air ducts.   This material is strong, yet somewhat flexible in thin sections. It does not feel "rubbery" like our other elastomers.

COPEGRY-500CC
Gray Co-Polyester Pellets (500 cc bottle)
$10