At PDI Molding, we specialize in custom plastic injection molding services. We accommodate a wide range of engineering and commodity thermoplastics, including ABS.

Equipped with over forty years of manufacturing experience and multiple injection molding systems with 35 to 385 clamp tonnage capabilities, we have the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to accommodate small to medium parts in low to high production quantities. We also provide tool design capabilities to support our injection molding operations.

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a thermoplastic often used in injection molding operations. It exhibits many properties (e.g., high tensile strength, dimensional stability, durability, and heat resistance) that make it well-suited for the process. Manufacturers utilize it to manufacture a variety of plastic molded parts and products.


Our ABS Injection Molding Capabilities

Our experts offer a range of injection molding capabilities for ABS, including:

High-Tonnage Injection Molding

High-tonnage injection molding refers to injection molding operations that utilize high-tonnage systems. The amount of tonnage required to produce an injection molded part depends on many factors, including the mold cavity’s surface area, the material’s tonnage factor, viscosity, and flow rating, and the part’s dimensions. Both underestimating and overestimating the amount of tonnage required for a molding operation can cause issues with the mold, the molding machinery, and/or the molded part.

Insert Molding

Insert molding is an injection molding technique that involves the injection of plastic into a mold that contains a pre-fabricated and pre-placed insert. The result is a molded product with a partially or fully encapsulated component. The end results of insert molding operations range from simple (e.g., knives) to complex (e.g., motors). The advantages of this molding technique include higher strength and reliability in the finished piece and lower production costs due to the elimination of the need for secondary assembly operations.


Overmolding is an injection molding technique that involves combining two or more plastic materials to create a single part. The process begins by molding the base layer and molding the additional plastic layers over and around it. One or more plastic materials can be used, depending on material compatibility, to achieve the desired functional or aesthetic properties.



Advantages of Using ABS

As indicated previously, ABS has many properties that make it appropriate for use in plastic injection molding operations and injection molded parts, such as:

  • Excellent tensile strength and stiffness
  • Durability (e.g., resistance to impact, heat, oils, and acids/alkalis)
  • Dimensional stability under load (e.g., resistance to creep)
  • Very good ductility
  • Good dielectric properties
  • Compatibility with many other polymers
  • Recyclability

ABS Plastic Injection Molding Services

Industrial Applications

ABS is used in the manufacture of injection molded parts and products for a variety of industries, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Communications/Telecommunications
  • Consumer Goods
  • Defense
  • Electrical/Electronic
  • Fire Safety
  • Firearms
  • Maritime
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Printing
  • Optical

Contact the Injection Molding Experts at PDI Today

Injection molding is an effective and efficient manufacturing solution for molded ABS components. If you’re looking for a partner for your next ABS injection molding project, turn to the experts at PDI.

We offer custom plastic injection molding capabilities for ABS parts and products in prototype, small run, large run, long run, low volume, and high volume production quantities. To learn more about our services and how we can help fulfill your injection molding needs, contact us or request a quote today.


ABS Plastic Injection Molding Capabilities:

General Capabilities
  • Injection Molding
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Prototyping
  • Testing
  • Inspection
  • Mold Making
  • 24/7 Lights Out
  • Operation
  • Global Clientele
  • Material Requirement
  • Planning
  • Inventory Control
  • 3 Shifts
  • Insert Molding
  • Assembly
  • Engineering Changes
  • In-House Mold
  • Maintenance
Work Space Capacity

55,000 square feet

Product Capabilities
  • Small to Medium Parts
  • Low Volume
  • High Volume/Low Mix Capabilities
  • Insert Molding
Mold Process Type

ABS Plastic Injection Molding

Temperature Range

Melt temperatures up to 800°F

Machine Maximum Velocity

Up to 12 in/sec

Clamp Tonnage

Min: 35 tons

Max: 385 tons

Shot Size The maximum weight of plastic that can be displaced or injected by a single injection stroke. Generally expressed as grams of polystyrene.

Up to 676 grams of PS

Learn more about Shot Size in our glossary

Number of Cavities The number of cavities in the mold used to produce multiple products in one molding cycle.

1 to 32 cavities

Learn more about Cavities in our glossary

Part Thickness

.020 and up

Tolerance (+/-)


Secondary Services
  • Part Assembly
  • Hot Stamping
  • Machining
  • Heat Staking
  • Sonic Welding
  • Flushing/Cleaning
  • Hardness Testing
  • Leak Testing
  • Moisture Testing
  • Force/Break Testing
  • Destruct Testing
  • Continuity Testing
  • Part Decorating
Surface Finish

Mold customer texturing and engraving

Additional Services
  • APQP – Advance Product Quality Plan
  • Process Validation
  • Insert Molding
  • Dew Point Controlled Facility
  • CNC Machining
  • Electric Discharge Machining (EDM)
  • Mold Acquiring Capabilities
  • Mold Evaluation
  • Mold Maintenance
  • Mold Making
  • Domestic Tooling
  • Overseas Tooling
  • Tool Design
  • Product Development Assistance
  • Mold Flow
  • Tooling
  • Inspection
  • CMM Inspection
  • Optical Measuring Machine
  • MRP
Production Volume
  • Prototype
  • Low Volume
  • Small Run
  • High Volume
  • Large Run
  • Long Run
Lead Time

Quoted on job by job basis
Rush Services Available

Just- In Time/ Ship To stock

Industry Focus
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Communication
  • Consumer Goods
  • Defense
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Fire Safety
  • Firearms
  • Maritime
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Printing
  • Optical
  • Telecommunications
Industry Standards
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • TS (quality standard developed by the automotive industry)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • WEEE Compliance
  • Material Composition Declaration IPC 1752
  • ITAR
  • SVHC
  • Proposition 65
  • Lights Out Manufacturing
  • 3 Shifts
  • 24/7
File Formats

Preferred format is SolidWorks, but we can also accept;

  • AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
  • DXF – Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
  • IGES – Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
  • Inventor (IDW, IPT)
  • IronCAD (ICD,ICS)
  • JPG or JEPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • PDF – Portable Document Format
  • Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW,PRT,XPR)
  • SolidEdge (DFT)
  • STEP – Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data